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Graffiti: Art or Vandalism?

01-14-2009

Graffiti: Art or Vandalism?

Mary Louise Schumacher, art critic for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, sent a tweet about an interesting dialogue happening in her area about graffiti, whether it is art or vandalism. The discussion reminds me of the Barry McGee lecture during the Carnegie Mellon School of Art Lecture Series in conjunction with the "Life on Mars" exhibition at the Carnegie Museum. McGee is known by the graffiti tag name TWIST. In an interview he said, "Galleries are boring. That is why there is so much graffiti on the streets."


Eric Sloss