Getting Up Is A Graffiti Doc With Heart

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Whether or not you agree with graffiti as an art form, you have to respect the heart and passion this fallen street artist exhibits in this trailer for the upcoming documentary Getting Up.

Bedridden and paralyzed with ALS, graffiti artist Tony "Tempt" Quan gets a second chance to create art via new technology that allows him to paint with his eyes, and as you can see that, despite being immobilized, his mind is still soaring.

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No graffiti is NOT an art form, it's vandalism plain and simple. Some taggers are great artists, or they could be if they channeled their talent in other directions. The technology developed in the film could help many paralized people to be able to participate in the world around them and that is something to be applauded. Idolizing a vandal is not.
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Art is art. Whether it be on an overpass, on the side of a building or on a canvas. Most street ART is considered vandalism. Banksy, Shepard Fairey are great examples of street artists whose work can also be considered vandalism. They're very successful commercially, but they still go out and bomb a building every once in a while. Just because you or the government or the city workers who have to clean it up don't like it, doesn't mean it's not art. I guess that proves the point: art stirs emotion and stimulates reaction.
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