American graffiti protection: shy until further notice


  • Soyaheb Bahaziq
  • Riya Bhattacharya
  • Girisha Jingree



Graffiti is public art that is painted in the streets on the exterior walls of buildings. Some murals appear suddenly in the morning, sometimes without even seeing their creator, and usually without the permission of the owner of the wall, which typically fits with the incrimination and censure of it. This is because it is a platform for those without one, and instead of paying huge amounts for commercial advertising space, it is enough to use spray colors to deliver the message. These arts appear with motives such as protest, for example. Therefore, Artists of graffiti recommend choosing a wall in a diplomatic space to paint an unprecedented message. It began in the sixties of the last century in Philadelphia and New York, before it developed and moved globally.[6] Therefore, it is considered among the latest visual arts. Nevertheless, The United States (US) authorities have considered graffiti as a pandemic harmful to society that needs to be fought. As for the media, its artists have shown that they are a subversive component of society. However, graffiti was considered by some to be a fine art, since it was seen as a symbol of gentrification, since it was illegal. This art is secretly created on the walls of properties because it is easy to do, which prompted it to be considered a distortion of the landmarks of cities and real estate.


Author Biography

Riya Bhattacharya




How to Cite

Bahaziq, S., Bhattacharya, R., & Jingree, G. (2024). American graffiti protection: shy until further notice. Kent Law Review, 8(1). Retrieved from