Many people think it is OK. Others, not so much. It has been debated for a looooong time. You might not know what I’m talking about, or you might. Either way, my topic is Can Graffiti be Art? Why, or Why Not?
Firstly, I believe it is totally OK if you have asked to do it or it is for a beautiful purpose, instead of just tag everywhere. For instance, if you are at a skate-park and you do tag ( graffiti words ) just because, then it is totally NOT OK. But on the other hand, if you are doing it for the beautiful side of things and have asked, then it is OK.
After that, even if you do ask permission, it is still not OK if you are trying to do something crude and scary to hurt people’s feelings. For example, if someone gets permission to do graffiti on their building and does something absolutely beautiful and unharmful, it is on the good side of the graffiti. However, if you do a great big drawing with hurtful comments on it, then the graffiti is so not OK !
Finally, graffiti is a very misleading thing. It can be beautiful and hurtful, illegal but so gorgeous. For instance, some people might not ask to do the graffiti, but they do it to make a beautiful statement in the streets. On the other hand, some people get permission to do grafiti, but they do a huge, crude drawing.
I hope you have thought about this and understand what I am trying to say. As for if graffiti can be Art – well, it cannot be Art until people realise that graffiti shouldn’t be bad, but that it should be for a good purpose.