Phoenix Recognized for our worst possible contribution.
I’ve written multiple times about my love for Street Art and how much I dig Wooster Collective.
Not too long ago Phoenix artists Mac & Kofie was featured on Wooster for this piece, as documented by Light Rail Blogger.
So imagine my surprise, when, as I was writing last week piece “Something else we need in Phoenix“, I noticed that Wooster had featured the horrible PBR mural that was put up on Roosevelt, only a few feet from the Mac & Kofie piece.
My Objections are this:
- 25-cent beer should sell itself
- The owner the building this is painted on also ripped all the street art and posters off the front of the building, while allowing this billboard to go up
- Roosevelt Row is clearly the “Arts District”, so placing this faux-mural here has only one purpose, to mis-appropriate the slowly growing reputation that so many legitimate artists have toiled to build here over the last two decades.
- It took weeks to do and looks like crap.
I agree completely with the tagger.
Also, to point out a quote from LRB:
“..tagging work by respected artists is a no-no in the world of vandalism.”
Guess what, hack; that checklist means nobody respects your billboard.