I thought I was on it with Mystical Street Art-- well here come the corporations. Nike and Sony among others are paying to have really great graffiti art -- that looks pretty close to real graffiti art -- sell there goods.
It's great-- they are going to co-opt everything. So, really, if it's good art, let it stand in opposition to really great "real" graffiti art.
What looks like artful vandalism is really part of a guerrilla marketing campaign for Sony's PlayStation Portable, a device that can play games, music and movies. In major cities such as San Francisco, Miami and New York, Sony has paid building owners to use wall space for the campaign, and the images have become a familiar sight.