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city_as_canvas2 Through August 24, dig Martin Wong’s impressive collection of street art over at the Museum of the City of New York. This 1988 painting is by Lee Quiñones. 


1 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Apr 29, 2014 10:47 am

I know that

(a) what I'm saying applies to the words in the image above, not to the exhibition in question here, and

(b) this will be one of the least popular things I've written here, but:

No. The the talent, the skill, the vision, the artistry, the message, the wow... no matter how much of that you have, you still don't get to paint without permission on stuff that isn't yours.

A giant crime? Of course not. But I can't abide people who say it's no crime at all. The most incredible street art is no different in this respect from the crudest tag. It isn't in my heart to pick a fight over it, but it seems to go unsaid all the time.

2 Sliced Bread   ~  Apr 29, 2014 11:39 am

1) I agree.
If you paint without permission on property that isn't yours, you are vandalizing, and no level of artistry justifies that.
I get that some graffiti is great art, but its obnoxious to think you can express that talent wherever you want, in violation of someone else's rights.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 29, 2014 12:26 pm

Give the Governor a "Harumpf!"

4 Sliced Bread   ~  Apr 29, 2014 12:56 pm

I didn't get a harrumpf out of that guy!

5 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Apr 29, 2014 2:15 pm

Work work work, work work work, hello boys, I missed you...

6 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Apr 29, 2014 2:27 pm

(And thanks for not leaving me alone out there with that opinion.)

But mostly the joke about boobs.

And hey, Robyn Hilton, actress and owner of same... turns 74 this year. Now why the hell did I have to go and look THAT up?

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