Street Art is Not a Crime

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Unless of course you're caught drawing a smiley face on the subway in New York's Union Station. Then you'll spend two days in jail, even if you're a renowned artist in town for a major gallery opening.

Such was the case of Yoshitomo Nara a Japanese sculptor (his work Light My Fire is pictured above) and painter who spent two days behind bars in NYC for his scribbling. He described his time in the can as "a nice experience in my life" and "just like the movies."

Gee, maybe he should visit St. Louis (again) and paint some graffiti on his way back home.

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