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Tag, You’re Art: Local Street Artists Are Tagging Over Murals and Calling It Art


Monsters of Folk was coming to the Orpheum Theatre last fall, but Charlie Levy didn’t have the cash to buy a billboard. So the Tucson-based music promoter hired a friend to paint a mural.

They made it a happening. On the First Friday in October, an artist named Joe Pagac balanced on a small, makeshift scaffold outside the west wall of eye lounge, a gallery near Fifth and Roosevelt streets. Small crowds gathered all night to take pictures and ask questions as the 29-year old painter from Tucson hastily followed his design.

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Published: Phoenix New Times, September 2010