Show Us Where It Says That Stealing Street Art Is Immoral (And Not Just Tacky) And We’ll Show You 1,000 Angry Toynbee Fanboys
The Toynbee Tiles may be street art, or a prophecy, or really anything else in between. A documentary tried to figure out exactly what the deal was, and like any good mystery, the answers they came up with presented their own questions. So, no one is really 100% sure about anything surrounding them. Oh, until now. People are now sure that they are being stolen.
But like everything else around the tiles, no one seems to be totally sure what the thieves are doing with them. Selling them? Maybe. Keeping them for themselves? Perhaps. Donating them to a museum? Not likely, but you never know. That hasn’t stopped some of the Toynbee Nerds over on the Facebook post about the thefts from blaming hipsters (“Seriously this is fucked up, i bet you it’s a fucking god damn hipster”), being overall pissed about it (“Some people cannot leave well enough alone. They can’t stand for someone to enjoy something without having to destroy it. Soulless morons.”) or threatening physical violence (“Permission to beat ass granted. What jerks.”). And this is all because somebody pried up some tiles that have been sitting in the street for years, deteriorating and being paved over, and somebody said to themselves, “Hey, this would do better somewhere other than in the streets.” To be fair though, it probably was some fucking god damn hipster.
[Picture of D.C. Tile via Wikipedia]