Because I missed this post last week, this is kind of a long Link-o-rama. Definitely at least check the first link here.
- Most important article in this list: How the current NYC graffiti removal policy is seriously fucked up and needs to be changed.
- It’ll be interesting to see if Mr. Brainwash reacts to this. By the way, I met him last week and he signed my black book. As terrible as I think he is, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Maybe one day I’ll put the page on eBay and retire on the proceeds. Hopefully not. To be fair though, he was a super nice guy even though I think he knew that I hate his artwork, so that’s big of him.
- Interesting commentary on Art in the Streets from Eddie Colla I guess, but I can’t ignore that he signed the work and even included a QR code. I’m pretty sure he would’ve participated in Art in the Streets had he been invited. In fact, he is part of a group show that opened on the same weekend as MOCA’s show.
- Artinfo interviews Retna.
- Is graffiti unfair competition when the artist starts working indoors? I don’t think that’s the intent of most writers or street artists, but this might be the case for street artists who are just using the streets for the purpose of advertising.
- Maybe the best street intervention I’ve seen all month.
- The Chinese government is afraid of some political street art/graffiti.
- That illegally buffed mural in LA was unbuffed by the graffiti removal company. Haha.
- An interview with Leon Reid IV.
- Dadara’s guerilla banking project.
- Maya Hayuk and Jen Stark will be at Show & Tell Gallery next month.
- A critique of Art in the Streets and street art and graffiti in general by someone who hates and doesn’t understand the culture.
Photo by Homer