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I slowly made my way through the crowd gathered in the schoolyard, which wasn’t easy. No one was moving. They were either talking on their phones or trying to lift each other up to see the east wall of the school. I finally made it all the way to where Lan was standing.
I stood on my tiptoes in an attempt to get a view of the playground wall. There was suddenly a break in the crowd and I could finally get a glimpse of what had everyone so excited. I almost smiled when I saw it. Almost. Then I glanced around for my dad. Had he heard about this, he’d be here, sirens wailing. I couldn’t see him yet, though, so I turned back to look at the wall. There, painted in thick black against the pale concrete, were half a dozen enormous gorillas.
“Isn’t it amazing? Shame Carter’s going to get rid of it.”
I agreed that yes, Principal Carter was definitely going to have it removed. And yes, this wasn’t your everyday, hastily scribbled graffiti. The gorillas were absolutely lifelike, complete with shadows and stern expressions. They sat staring out at us with huge, watery eyes. Each gorilla was at least four feet tall, and the one in the middle had a speech bubble painted over its head. “So this is what the jungle looks like” it read.
The mural looked polished and professional. Not the work of an amateur at all. It appeared as if the gorillas had been painted using some kind of laser program – they were that perfect. In fact, it was the same gorilla copied six times. There was no way it had been done freehand, I realized. But there was also no way that any student had access to the kind of sophisticated equipment I would guess something like this required.
“This must have taken hours,” I said. “Who did it?” It was a stupid question. Lan nodded her head toward the corner. “One guess.” I could see Trent videotaping his schoolmates and grinning with satisfaction. He was easy to spot as he towered a good head above everyone else. Trent Adams, a celebrated senior and master of school pranks. He had released twenty chickens in the cafeteria during the second week of his freshman year at school in a protest over the nuggets. As a second year student, he had managed to break into the school and move every piece of the principal’s office furniture outside. That prank had made both the local news and a school legend.
“What I meant to ask was, how did Trent do it?”
“He’s a genius,” Lan said. “Who knows how he did it?” She stared across the crowd to watch him. Lan had always harboured a secret crush on Trent, but it had never developed into anything.
adapted from Tagged by Mara Purnhagen
The graffiti painted on the wall
had already attracted the attention of the police.
was being scrutinized by the school principal.
depicted gorillas, each with a speech bubble.
was a series of repeated, realistic images.
Which is true about Trent?
He staged a school protest during his second year of studies.
He stood out from the crowd because of his height.
He gained popularity at school because of his graffiti works.
He was secretly in love with Lan.
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NEED TALENT TO EXHIBIT IN MUSEUMS?
NOT THIS PRANKSTER
It was not nearly as dangerous as the time he sneaked into the elephant enclosure at London Zoo and scrawled a graffiti message from the point of view of an elephant: “I want out. This place is too cold. Keeper smells. Boring, boring, boring.”And it was not quite as elaborate as the stunt last year in which he spirited a stuffed rat wearing wraparound sunglasses into the Natural History Museum in London and mounted it on a wall.
But over the last two weeks, a shadowy British graffiti artist who calls himself Banksy has carried his own humorous artworks into four New York institutions – the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum and the American Museum of Natural History – and attached them with some sort of adhesive tape to the walls, alongside other paintings and exhibits. Similar stunts at the Louvre and the Tate Gallery have earned the artist – who will not reveal his real identity – a household name in Europe, where he has had successful gallery shows and sold thousands of books of his artwork. But his graffiti has also landed him in legal trouble.
Anne Brown, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan, said that the museum officials believed that a painting found there – a small, gold-framed portrait of a woman wearing a gas mask – was hung secretly on March 13. The guards noticed it and removed it from a wall near other paintings in the American wing, she said. Ms. Brown added that no damage had been done to the wall or to other artworks. The museum does not look kindly on such unauthorized additions to its walls. “I think it’s fair to say that it would take more than a piece of adhesive tape to get a work of art into the Metropolitan,” Ms. Brown said. Asked whether the incidents raised security concerns for them, officials at the institution said that they believed that they had sufficient numbers of guards and other monitoring systems.
adapted from www.nytimes.com
The graffiti artist presented in the text
sprayed graffiti on museum walls.
earned some money in famous museums.
played his most dangerous prank in New York.
showed his works to the public without the consent of the authorities.
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The last paragraph of the text is about
the necessity to strengthen discipline among security workers.
the response of the museum officials to the incident.
the consequences of the stunt for the prankster.
the legal actions taken by the museum officials.
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Both texts are about
provocative works by graffiti artists.
the time and effort required to create graffiti.
the graffiti art designed to decorate the interior of public buildings.
the attitudes of different institutions towards graffiti.
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