Just an observation with no provable data: As neighborhoods decline and are on the cusp of gentrification, graffiti/street art goes on the upswing. If true, there is probably a multitude of reasons for this trend or cycle. These images are from the same area north of Seattle U., on Capitol Hill.
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I, too, have made that observation. My unproven theory is that as gentrification moves in, the folks who are forced out get angry, Graffiti is either revenge or a way to scare aware the rich folks – or both.
I totally agree, Paul.