Woah this graffiti looks so cool! Can you take a picture of me in front of it?
Really? Are you even sure if it's art??
Of course it's art!
Originally in the 70's and 80's people recognized graffiti as an art form in New York subways
Even the New York Times published an article about a boy who displayed his graffiti talents in the subway back then.
Oxford dictionary defines an artist as “...a person who paints or produces other works of art. A person who does something with great skill.” There is no denying these works of graffiti take skill and passion to create. Therefore, graffiti is art.
Graffiti is an act of vandalism. Vandalism is clearly criminal and against the law. Whether graffiti is art or not is a judgement call but the law is clearly defined.
While this is true in a lot of places, that still doesn't invalidate the idea that graffiti is art. Whether the law appreciates it or not, it still took skill and effort to create. It's a personal opinion whether you like it but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be appreciated.
I guess you're right. I was too tied up in the idea that graffiti was vandalism and I couldn't recognize that it took time and effort to create.