Title

Feature piece on graffiti or "tagging" in Portland, a practice less driven by ga

Authors

Nikki Meserve

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

5-7-1998

Pages

12-13, 17

Abstract

Feature piece on graffiti or "tagging" in Portland, a practice less driven by gangs than by a revolutionary spiri. The practice is deplored by businesses despite the artistic leanings of some of its practitioners. To entice "artists" to work in an established forum, city councilor Tom Kane encourages them to participate in Urban Art Day, an annual event. He also supervises AmeriCorp crews, who, in cooperation with Portland's Downtown District, have removed graffiti from about 43,400 square feet in the city, at a cost of about $20 a square foot.

Subjects

Graffiti

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