Mill Ruins Park defaced by graffiti [PHOTOS]

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Lenny Grossman
Lenny Grossman

So you think it's Ok to Deface property that doesn't belong to you?

James Cowart
James Cowart

technically i pay for all graffiti to get cleaned up in my taxes... and opinions are like assholes everyone has one, no need to call me a fucking idiot because my opinion is different than yours.

Nathan Ramaker
Nathan Ramaker

Spoken like a guy that doesn't own any property.

Brady Ramaker
Brady Ramaker

The most important art is usually offensive. If it evokes emotion, even negative, it's probably intentional. If it makes you feel something, especially something strong, it's won and done is job. "Safe" art (art that knows is "place", I.e. created for museums/galleries, and stays there) is scarcely art at all, and usually becomes nothing more than academic or historic pieces. It becomes irrelevant, and therfore dead. Art that offends, that scares, that wakes the mind and stirs the soul, is living art. And that's why graffiti is art. In 2000 years they'll safely have this kind of stuff sealed away in museums where it stirs no one except a few academics. And there will be new kinds of art defacing property that causes old grumps to hem and harumph about this and that and kids these days.

Melissa LeVasseur Lueth
Melissa LeVasseur Lueth

I wonder if you realize by making a story out of it they got what they wanted? They got the spotlight now.

Rick Miller
Rick Miller

Art is art when it is done on items you personally own or control I want to do art on your property-what is your address?

Rick Miller
Rick Miller

No according for some people's bad taste And 2 wrongs don't make a right

Rick Miller
Rick Miller

I understand you trespass and mar/vandalized property you don't own you are a criminal, not an artist

Lenny Grossman
Lenny Grossman

Fair Game, James, your a Fucking Idiot!...Not if you had to pay to clean it up, Right? Spray your own property!

Zachary Malecha
Zachary Malecha

Most seasoned graff artists have more intelligence than to pull this whack shit. Rick, you clearly don't understand the art. Yes, this is fucked. However, don't judge all graff artists on the toys.

Zachary Malecha
Zachary Malecha

What a toy-ass throwup. Only toys pull that shit on something that's already beautiful.

James Cowart
James Cowart

thats why people are ripping street art off the walls and selling them in galleries?

Karl Evilscience FOlk
Karl Evilscience FOlk

art is art sorry you cant deal with what others think is art and a finely talented art at that.

Rick Miller
Rick Miller

Ok I will start Where do you live and what car do you drive I will create on your walls and on your cars windshield

Rick Miller
Rick Miller

There has been rape on college campuses for years as well-guess that makes it ok, right?

Rick Miller
Rick Miller

ANY piece of property that has graffiti on it is an example of vandalism; not art

Rick Miller
Rick Miller

Most places-as in most places that the graffiti vandal doesn't own? How about I come over and spray paint on your car's windshield?

CK210
CK210

There was graffiti on the 35w bridge memorial when I was there Sunday.  Pretty disgusting act done by an untalented individual.  Some people apparently need 24 hour supervision.  Would love the city to address all the graffiti done to the train bridge on the St. Anthony Parkway too.  A new large piece pops up at least once a week.

Geoffrey Carlson
Geoffrey Carlson

Fluff reporting rules the world. You'll fit in at cnn.com just swell.

Sharon D'Amico
Sharon D'Amico

Didn't that guy get picked up who was doing graffiti all over the metro area?

James Cowart
James Cowart

freights are fair game, dont like it dont look at them.

sirwootalot
sirwootalot

This wouldn't be as bad if the graffiti in question wasn't absolutely freaking terrible. I have met fourteen year olds that do better tags than that.

Why couldn't these kids (I'm giving them credit and refusing to believe adults suck this much) have just gone to the ford bridge or the minnehaha spillway like everyone else?

Brent Colquhoun
Brent Colquhoun

Suggestion : Spray paint cans that can only be used by the original buyer example "Armatron Paint "

Brian Waldrup
Brian Waldrup

I believe the phrase is falls short, not flat. Idiot.

Banksy
Banksy

before it was Mill Ruins Park, the Mill Ruins had to have been the #1 spot for graffiti in the city. These guys are just taking the place back to its roots. 

rusty_shackleford
rusty_shackleford

Not surprised this happened. It was inevitable. I have seen idiots climb over the fence to have their pictures taken there.

kezaezy
kezaezy

Yes. I know and approve.

Tanya Ann
Tanya Ann

I don't understand why people feel the need to deface public property. How would they like it if someone did that to their home, etc.? Very upsetting that people just do what they want and ruin it for everyone. Very selfish.

muchmail
muchmail

Brady, save your corny waxing on what is and isn't art. Graffiti is just plain old tired.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

It's art AND a crime. 

NewShowOnBET
NewShowOnBET

@kezaezy  The Law of Jante is basically modern-day progressivism/liberalism/socialism. 

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@Truth_Teller_1 @kezaezy  You should move to Somalia (or Alabama).


kezaezy
kezaezy

@rusty_shacklefor: The take away is that community comes before me.

As we feel increaingly disconnected from community, we end up feeling like we don't owe it anything. Conversely, if we feel we are part of something bigger than our individual whims and desires, and that the 'something bigger' has expectatiions of us (such as raising children who will nourish -- and, in turn be nourished by -- the group) then our choices don't get made in this vacume where the only consideration is 'what I want.'

With video surveillance on every corner, and Internet spyware following our every key stroke, we're more watched than ever before...yet, ironically, we feel more free to act anonymously and as individuals with no stake in community.

Then again, sometimes people are just assholes.

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