Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Art or Vandalism?

A federal judge today issued a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of a New York City law banning the possession of spray paint and fat-tipped markers to people under 21. The court held that the ban improperly singled out a particular age group. The suit was brought by seven high school and college students, with financial backing from fashon designer Marc Ecko, who says graffiti "is a visual dialect practiced around the world." Full story here.