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Mural or vandalism?

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Saturday 27 March 2004 6.35pm
Young offenders' mural brightens up The Cut
27 March 2004
London SE1 website team -- Home Page feature.

Inmates from a young offenders' institute have created a mural to be displayed at Southwark Station as part of a London Underground community project.

If these teenagers did this before they were arrested it would be condemned as unsightly graffiti. But as they're convicted burglars and muggers it's 'art'. Only joking.
It displaced a Rolf Harris painting! -- chuck me a tinnie cobber.
Monday 29 March 2004 10.06am
I saw it last week and wondered where Rolf's masterpiece had gone (big fan of Rolf. Only "One Man and His Dog" could be more welcome in the Sunday late afternoon TV slot).

Couldn't we keep Rolf and let them put the mural somewhere else (like in the young offenders' institute they've just got out from. Bet that could do with brightening up more than the outside of Southwark tube station)

...there's plenty more c**** in the cup.
Monday 29 March 2004 3.21pm
No apologies needed phoney - just say it how it is. What the hell is art nowadays? Depends who has done it and for whom... Agree with Ivanhoe too - vive la Rolf...
Wednesday 31 March 2004 9.03am
Uh oh! The "What is art?" debate strikes again!
Wednesday 31 March 2004 9.04am
There's no debate, Mr B. It's universally acknowledged that Rolf is Art (note the capital "a"), and all else is a pale imitation.

...there's plenty more c**** in the cup.
Wednesday 31 March 2004 9.50am
If Rolf IS Art, why isn't he hanging in SoBo?
Wednesday 31 March 2004 11.44am
Don't know. Perhaps you should suggest it to him as a performance piece. Rolf hanging in SoBo would be a lot more interesting than Blaine in a box

...there's plenty more c**** in the cup.

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