Markmaking: Detagged

Detag No. 183, 84115
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 186, 84115
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 197, 84115
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 229, 84115
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 265, 84115
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 280, 84115
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 295, 84107
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 309, 84106
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 326, 84106
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 349, 84106
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 423, 85701
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 428, 85701
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 572, 85004
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 594, 85003
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 617, 85201
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 625, 85201
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 633, 85201
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 648, 85003
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 666, 85007
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 681, 85007
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 693, 85007
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 695, 85007
© 2010, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 703, 84111
© 2011, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 726, 84111
© 2011, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 768, 84111
© 2011, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 773, 84111
© 2011, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 785, 84111
© 2011, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 788, 84111
© 2011, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 792, 84111
© 2011, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 800, 84111
© 2011, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 809, 84111
© 2011, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 813, 84111
© 2011, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 890, 84115
© 2011, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 962, 84401
© 2012, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 969, 84401
© 2012, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 977, 84401
© 2012, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1004, 84401
© 2012, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1013, 84401
© 2012, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1020, 84401
© 2012, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1035, 84401
© 2012, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1040, 84401
© 2012, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1045, 84401
© 2012, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1056, 84401
© 2012, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1058, 84401
© 2012, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1107, 84111
© 2012, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1159, 84111
© 2012, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1165, 84111
© 2012, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1169, 84111
© 2012, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1226, 99201
© 2015, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1230, 99201
© 2015, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1240, 99201
© 2015, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1250, 99201
© 2015, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1269, 99201
© 2015, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1289, 99201
© 2015, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1310, 99201
© 2015, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1314, 99201
© 2015, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1318, 99201
© 2015, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
Detag No. 1321, 99201
© 2015, Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches.
About This Project:
When world famous street artist, Banksy, tagged a wall in Salt Lake City back in 2010, the city power washed it off within 48 hours. This led me to ask a series of questions:
What happens when graffiti is removed from a wall?
Is it an improvement?
Why do people remove marks left by others?
I've observed, in many instances, the cover-up marks can be uglier or more beautiful than the original graffiti.  This is my fourth investigation into the markmaking series.
This ongoing exploration I call Markmaking: Detagged, photographed in several western cities, so far, is my examination of the aesthetics of graffiti removal.

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