Accidental Art
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Accidental Art

Some credit for the unspoken, unintentional artists of the city.

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BY: Unknown
PHOTO BY: Bernardo Cioppa
FIELD NOTES: We write a lot about the ephemeral beauty of graffiti, and how its inevitable impermanence inspires an appreciation that doesn’t exist for more enduring art. In most cases of graffiti, property owners are obligated to paint over the art, sometimes inadvertently becoming artists themselves. When walls have been repainted time and time again they have the capacity to take on a beauty all of their own. In the case of this photograph, the layered hues of blue add a depth and intensity to the wall that is truly striking.

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