Sources familiar with the situation tell Tommunisms that local shitty graffiti tagger “bcuz” will reap a $120,000 dollar grant from the “Buffalo Billion” project that will permit him to study art to improve the quality of his lousy tagging ability.
Recently convicted felon Richard Whitefield (of Grand Island) has admitted to being one of the most prolific, if lousy, graffiti taggers in the area. Bridges, overpasses, brick walls, garbage cans, baby strollers, recycling trucks, stray animals, sidewalks, lamp posts, the inside of Mohawk Place and in some cases, elected officials have all been tagged by “bcuz” with the skill of a blind, amputated three-toed sloth. Our Albany source reveals that Governor Cuomo has conferred with Mayor Byron Brown about this, and the governor will see that some of the “Buffalo Billion” money goes to getting this guy a solid background in art and design, to bring our graffiti up to the levels of major metropolitan areas.
Our source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said:
“Even the most successful and economically thriving cities in America have to deal with so called graffiti artists and taggers. We need to let businesses know that if they come to the city and build, they won’t be tagged by a rank amateur who couldn’t pass kindergarten art class. So, it is the Governor’s (along with Buffalo Mayor Brown’s) contention to set aside some grant money to get this young man some desperately needed “mad skillz” so he has the “street cred” to put Buffalo on the map when it comes to criminal defacing of private and municipal property. If you are going to commit a quality of life crime, at least have some style and color to it, ferchrisakes…”
However, the Town of Clarence Industrial Development Agency, known for it’s well crafted and thought out financial incentives to lure big business to it’s town also may have “bcuz” in it’s sights. IDA head and town supervisor David Hartzell is leading the charge to lure “bcuz” to an exclusive tagging deal within it’s borders, and hope to match or exceed the Governor’s grant offer. Says Hartzell:
“As always, the decision of Clare-Ida will be to award the most tax incentive dollars to the most ludicrous and ill-advised petition before us. And this will put us on the map!”
Lookout, Banksy, Buffalo is taking you on!