([Cave of the Winds] by Stewarts Commercial Photographers, ca. 1950-55. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District, courtesy of Special Collections. Image Number: 013-10425.)

Guy Boyd (1884-1966) [left] and Cloyd Brunson examine at graffiti left by tourists. “NY” and “PA” are painted on cave wall.

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2 Responses to PPLD Historic Photo of the Day, 1/10/11: "Cave of the Winds"

  1. Margaret Brettschneider says:

    These people are not street artists, or artists at all. They are vandals, pure and simple. Art is something that one can buy and put on their wall, Vandalism is when someone writes or draws on a wall or place that does not belong to them. The grafitti in a town attracts gang activity and just attracts more vandals to add to it.
    We should all have enough pride in our city to not allow such
    vandalism to exist. Stop praising it, please.

  2. Noel Black says:

    We certainly respect your opinion, Margaret, and we also invite you to watch the film Exit Through The Gift Shop. The fact is that a lot of art that was once called graffiti and vandalism currently sells in art auction houses for millions of dollars. To praise the creativity of this art does not necessarily mean we condone it on private property. We do, however, find it interesting and, often, quite beautiful.

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