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foundmonton:


Yesterday police raided The Paint Spot on Whyte and with a warrant removed all of Daft Punks works from the gallery inside the store. All of what we know has be gathered through twitter and verified through submitted pictures. This is tragic and unsettling for many reasons. These pictures are of the warrant served to the Paint Spot which has replaced the confiscated pictures as the content in the gallery (first picture submitted anon, second picture by @akaNanette). Bellow is the pertinent information from The Paint Spots Twitter feed. Following this set of pictures will be pictures of the Daft Punk exhibition posted by The Paint Spot on their Facebook page. We strongly encourage you to talk about this issue with your friends, family and members of your community as well as take action in a manner that responds to the EPS raid but also strengthens and broadens the street art community here in Edmonton. Things can change for street art and graffiti in Edmonton but it will take work, it will take change on all sides, it wont be quick however its much more than just possible, its happening now.

@ThePaintSpot
‘Reality of Street Art vs Vandalism’ hit home. DP show confiscated by police. Gallery empty. Contracts taken too. Support for DP. Comments?
@ThePaintSpot
Yes all gone including gallery records. How shall we support DP now? This is the process that everyone can learn from.
@ThePaintSpot
I fully expect them to come back tomorrow with a warrant for @YEG_Bandit art too and I may have trouble as I have no records.
@ThePaintSpot
kidswithcancer will still get all money collected. Artwork can still be picked up after investigation.
@ThePaintSpot
Well the reception is still on. The exhibition has changed. We have posted the warrant on the empty gallery walls.

foundmonton:


Yesterday police raided The Paint Spot on Whyte and with a warrant removed all of Daft Punks works from the gallery inside the store. All of what we know has be gathered through twitter and verified through submitted pictures. This is tragic and unsettling for many reasons. These pictures are of the warrant served to the Paint Spot which has replaced the confiscated pictures as the content in the gallery (first picture submitted anon, second picture by @akaNanette). Bellow is the pertinent information from The Paint Spots Twitter feed. Following this set of pictures will be pictures of the Daft Punk exhibition posted by The Paint Spot on their Facebook page. We strongly encourage you to talk about this issue with your friends, family and members of your community as well as take action in a manner that responds to the EPS raid but also strengthens and broadens the street art community here in Edmonton. Things can change for street art and graffiti in Edmonton but it will take work, it will take change on all sides, it wont be quick however its much more than just possible, its happening now.

@ThePaintSpot
‘Reality of Street Art vs Vandalism’ hit home. DP show confiscated by police. Gallery empty. Contracts taken too. Support for DP. Comments?
@ThePaintSpot
Yes all gone including gallery records. How shall we support DP now? This is the process that everyone can learn from.
@ThePaintSpot
I fully expect them to come back tomorrow with a warrant for @YEG_Bandit art too and I may have trouble as I have no records.
@ThePaintSpot
kidswithcancer will still get all money collected. Artwork can still be picked up after investigation.
@ThePaintSpot
Well the reception is still on. The exhibition has changed. We have posted the warrant on the empty gallery walls.

foundmonton:

Yesterday police raided The Paint Spot on Whyte and with a warrant removed all of Daft Punks works from the gallery inside the store. All of what we know has be gathered through twitter and verified through submitted pictures. This is tragic and unsettling for many reasons. These pictures are of the warrant served to the Paint Spot which has replaced the confiscated pictures as the content in the gallery (first picture submitted anon, second picture by @akaNanette). Bellow is the pertinent information from The Paint Spots Twitter feed. Following this set of pictures will be pictures of the Daft Punk exhibition posted by The Paint Spot on their Facebook page. We strongly encourage you to talk about this issue with your friends, family and members of your community as well as take action in a manner that responds to the EPS raid but also strengthens and broadens the street art community here in Edmonton. Things can change for street art and graffiti in Edmonton but it will take work, it will take change on all sides, it wont be quick however its much more than just possible, its happening now.

‘Reality of Street Art vs Vandalism’ hit home. DP show confiscated by police. Gallery empty. Contracts taken too. Support for DP. Comments?

Yes all gone including gallery records. How shall we support DP now? This is the process that everyone can learn from.

I fully expect them to come back tomorrow with a warrant for art too and I may have trouble as I have no records.

kidswithcancer will still get all money collected. Artwork can still be picked up after investigation.

Well the reception is still on. The exhibition has changed. We have posted the warrant on the empty gallery walls.

(via geek-art)

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    Full info on this seizure of art from a Canadian gallery at...
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