The graffiti of Roadsworth has Montreal’s politicians and police contemplating the differences between art and vandalism

Every now and then the internet surprises me with an unexpected gem. While searching for an image for a different post, I came across these great photos of a Montreal street artist named ‘Roadsworth’. Apparently “Montreal police arrested Gibson on November 29  last year [2005] and charged him with 51 counts of mischief, the charges carrying maximum penalties ranging from $200 to $5,000” but since January 6, 2006, “All charges against Gibson have been dropped. His punisment is a minor fine and 40 hours of ‘community work’.”

Makes me want to grab a few cans of aerosol!

(All images found on Flickr)


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If you like guerilla-street-stencil art you will most definitely like these too, by Banksy.