Illegal or legal spraying?
The road that a graffiti artist takes is long and full of dangers. That is what artists like about spraying graffiti. “People are built to overcome tension, difficult situations and setbacks.”
In practical terms, this means that as a graffiti artist you cannot just leave your name everywhere without bumping other writers. Good spray spots are often claimed by crews. Going over someone else’s work is by no means finished. In the most favorable scenario, in such a case you have to pay “aerosols” – literally giving paint – to the corrupted writer. If you don’t, you may end up with a black eye and a few broken ribs.
Since Berlin Square is legal to spray you won’t encounter the problems as described above at the Berlin Square in Utrecht.
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Interesting story regarding the work of artist Skar Uno and Leon Keer at Berlin Square
Graffiti artist in the Netherlands decided to spray over the large mural by the German artist Sokar Uno and “Utrechter” Leon Keer which was not finished. The German completed the first half of the work in June. Time comes in October to finish the work by applying the second part. However, the work of Sokar Uno is almost no longer visible. The mural of the hired artist is hidden behind fresh layers of graffiti. The authorities have tried to prevent over spraying by placing a sign that says this is not a place for graffiti, this was to no avail. The sign that says this is not a place for graffiti has also been sprayed with graffiti.
War of the Walls
It is a well-known phenomenon, also internationally, that a so-called war of the walls takes place between ‘legal’ murals and graffiti. You can also see this in cities such as Berlin and New York. Graffiti is also sprayed in many places where regulated street art is applied.