Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Ian Driver, Statement about Great Wall of Ramsgate
I am sad and angry about the wanton vandalism and destruction of the paintings on the Great Wall of Ramsgate.
This act of vandalism is totally indefensible and unacceptable. I hope the culprit is caught.
I have made my views about graffiti clear on my blogsite. I support graffiti as an art form and as a means of political and social comment.
I stand by these views and will not change them.
The damage to the paintings on the wall is vandalism. It is not graffiti
I do not and never have encouraged vandalism
I condemn the vandalism to the wall
I also condemn those people who have used this terrible incident to distract attention from the vandalism hidden by the Great Wall of Ramsgate - the decade old vandalism to a prime seafrontlocation know as the Pleasurama Development.
100s of people from Ramsgate have expressed their anger about this unaccepable decade old vandalsim to their seafront.
To try to exploit this awful incident for political or other purposes is pathetic, dishonest and insulting to the people of Ramsgate.
Ian Driver 19/02/2013