I should start off by saying that I NEVER liked graffiti, so I might be a bit biased here... but for me, little is worse than the graffiti all over Beijing - and the patches of color from the painter that comes by once a week to cover it up!
In the first picture here, they actually painted the whole wall because there was so much graffiti on it (that's the gray/white stripe you see in the middle) but alas, days later it was covered again, so you can see the multi-patched paint over it, to cover the graffiti again.
I wonder how many layers are there? :)
Even the street is not safe!
The second picture shows that it's on the street too! And the same game goes on - with the painting first, then it's covered up, then painted again, then covered up...
So what is this graffiti?
"lose weight - call this number"
"air conditioners - tel #"
"pirated (stolen) satellite TV - tel #"
"fake tax receipts (for government taxes) - tel #"
Sometimes they JUST have a number!!
I guess Chinese people know what it's about?
I personally would prefer little flowers painted on the street or sunshines on the side of a building to this!
I don't like graffiti, but if I need to see it, I'd at least like to see ART!
I've only seen art graffiti in Beijing once, although I've heard there is a "place" where there is a lot of it.
3 years in a city and only phone numbers painted everywhere ;-)