What Is The Difference Between Street Art And Graffiti?

Posted by Portland Graffiti Removal on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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The Difference Between Graffiti And Street Art

The term “art” is one that is very subjective. It is not uncommon for there to be heated debates about what can and what cannot be called art. In fact, it could easily be argued that the debate about what is art and what is not art stretches back nearly to the beginning of the history of art itself. For example, we could consider the rivalry between well known and well-loved Renaissance artists Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Although few people today would argue the artistic nature of sculpture or painting, we know that these famous artists had drastically different opinions on the two art forms. Michelangelo hated painting and it’s widely believed that Leonardo thought sculpture to only be a lesser form of art, inferior to painting.

Today, perhaps some of the more hotly debated subjects in the world of art are the subjects of street art and graffiti. The two terms are often used interchangeably, and even those active in the art world sometimes conflate the two. After all, graffiti and street art share the same types of canvases – public spaces, buildings, walls, etc.

There are those who support both street art and graffiti, those who prefer one and dislike the other, and still those who would say that neither street art nor graffiti hold any artistic worth. The worth of any form of expression is beyond any one person to have the final say on. The histories behind street art and graffiti as forms of expression are complex, and the context around the use of one or the other can be important to consider. However, if one were to ask what the core difference is between street art and graffiti is, it could be boiled down to one point. The difference is permission.

Unlike graffiti, street art is made with the permission of those who own the canvas upon which it is put, whether that canvas is a privately owned building or public property owned by the city. Because graffiti is done without the permission of the person who owns the space it is on, the owner may choose to have that graffiti removed. The owner of the space where graffiti or street art is placed has ultimate say on how long either the street art or graffiti can remain in that space. Understandably, owners will likely choose to remove unwanted graffiti more quickly than they might a commissioned piece of street art.

Portland Graffiti Removal is here to perform the service of removing unwanted graffiti from Portland property owners. Whether graffiti is on your home or near your place of business, we aim to swiftly remove unwanted graffiti without damaging the surface below. Contact us when you need unwanted graffiti removed.

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Portland locals, when you find yourself in need of professional graffiti removal services, don’t hesitate to call on Portland Graffiti Removal. We respond to reports of unwanted graffiti quickly. Reporting unwanted graffiti is made easy with our online reporting system and 24-hour graffiti hotline. Simply call in or fill out the online form, and we will respond within 24-48 business hours. We employ graffiti removal techniques that are safe for different kinds of surfaces and effective at removing different kinds of materials. We aim to safely and effectively remove unwanted graffiti from your property.

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Don’t suffer unsightly graffiti to remain near your place of business or neighborhood. Need to know if Portland Graffiti Removal services your city? Contact us today to inquire about Portland Graffiti Removal’s superior services. We can restore any surface with graffiti and leave it looking like new.

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