Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Gray Ghost*

Abandoned Building, New Orleans LA 2003
All reproduction rights reserved Wm. Greiner

He is known around New Orleans, as the gray ghost. Some people love him and some hate him. Since 1997, he has driven around town in his van, with a bucket of battle ship gray paint covering anything resembling a tag or graffiti. People have varying opinions as to whether tagging and graffiti is art or vandalism, but it’s safe to assume the gray ghost considers it the latter.

*Fred Radtke , aka The Gray Ghost, was arrested and convicted in 2009 of defacing private property and waging his own personal crusade against grafitti. However, he is still active in the New Orleans area


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