Without intending to pick on Le Corbusier (not that there’s anything wrong with that), artist Xavier Delory recently found the Villa Savoye in sad condition, even worse than in the photograph above, taken before his masterpiece in suburban Paris was given a spiffing up. Click and enjoy.
I have found, at least in Providence, that graffiti “artists” – or graffartists, as I like to call them, emphasizing the middle syllable – tend to avoid defacing traditional buildings. This may arise not from their respect for the venerable but from the cleaner, broader canvases offered by modernist buildings.
Thanks to Calder Loth for sending link to TradArch. Note the link to Delory’s “Fictional Buildings” toward the bottom of the linked post.