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Some street artists are neighborhood beautifiers. Others are provocateurs. And some — like the people behind the Gare, Voyer, and Crot graffiti tags — apparently like to spoil movies from time to time.
A Borderstan reader spotted this “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” spoiler spray painted on a discarded box spring in Shaw yesterday morning.
“It was along the Q Street bike lane just east of 7th Street,” the reader told us in an e-mail. “I rode past it and had to go back to make sure I saw what I thought I saw.”
Though little is known about the artists behind these tags, their names can be seen spray painted on walls and stuck to street signs and light poles across the area. According to local curiosity catalogue Stuck in D.C., “Gare and Voyer are two different taggers in the same crew,” and Crot is a ubiquitous artist who also goes by the handle C-ROT and Crotch Rot.
Photo courtesy of kken