Graffiti enthusiast won't take red for an answer

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In the eternal struggle between graffiti enthusasts and wall owners, sometimes a playful conversation emerges, like this battle over the word RED vs. red paint.

Street artist Mobstr writes:

I cycled past this wall on the way to work for years. I noticed that graffiti painted within the red area was ‘buffed’ with red paint. However, graffiti outside of the red area would be removed via pressure washing. This prompted the start of an experiment. Unlike other works, I was very uncertain as to what results it would yield. Below is what transpired over the course of a year.
Mobstr gets in the last word with a truce called for a worthy opponent: "Well, that's one way to end it. Thanks, mate. It's been fun."

The whole series was beautifully stabilized into a timelapse by TheDirtyTruth:

It's been fun (stabilized timelapse)

The curious frontier of RED (mobstr.org)