Monday, July 18, 2005

Long live Borf!!!

The Post reported on Thursday that the DC police had arrested the artist known as Borf. I've posted about Borf in the past and hearing that he's been nabbed made me a little sad. I like Borf. His graffiti was a welcome change to the usual DC graffiti, which consists mostly of unimaginative "tagging" and a laundry list of predictable obscenity. Borf's graffiti, which was basically good-natured, lacked this sort of posturing. He mixed whimsy, absurdity, politics and some pretty decent artistry to make graffiti that I found interesting and entertaining. And now he's gone.