Graffiti as regeneration kick-starter

Graffiti has kick-started the regeneration of entire neighbourhoods in New York and Miami. Could it have the same impact in London? And could the gentrification it creates blunt the artistic edge that makes it popular? 

How does something suddenly become cool?” London graffiti artist David Speed pauses for a second, pondering his own question. “I honestly don’t know if I will ever be able to answer that. Not in relation to graffiti anyway. Nothing about the way I paint has changed. The stuff I do that people want to buy now is the same stuff that they…

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