The Indepenent: Canterbury Bombs

June 1997

That famous Canterbury homeboy Norman Mailer opens this UK addition to the hundreds of graffiti pages on the Web, going on about the 'quintessential marriage of cool and style' in the artform. Sadly, most of the JPEGs on display are unlikely to displace the cathedral as tourist bait, or encourage an artistic migration from the South Bronx. The site's creator wants legal 'graffiti walls', and his efforts have been assisted by the international Art Crimes site, which catalogues the latest urban interventions, and seeks to legitimise the form with links, for instance, to newly discovered prehistoric cave paintings.

Bill Pannifer
The Independent

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