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What’s more fascinating is the view that some of it is art, though it’s not so easily defined beyond the simple “I know it when I see it” argument. The graffiti art craze was soon in full swing.

The Sidney Janis show meant to introduce graffiti to the blue chip, high art world, to insert it into contemporary art history, packaging it for baudeillard acquisitions, yet the Post-Graffiti exhibition seemed to mark the end of the road for graffiti art on canvas.

Grace Glueck in the New York Times dismissed graffiti writing as a “scourge” and the works in the show as “eyesores,” [35] while Kate Linker in Artforum confessed to “finding graffiti less an urban blight than a city bliss;” [36] yet nearly every reviewer agreed that something was lost in the transition from the context of the city streets and subways to the white box on 57 th Street.


Yet it was not uncommon for writers to engage in both illegal writing and legal graffiti art, finding no conflict of interest therein. The critics predicted as early as !

Coming from the Subway: Ironically, it seemed that the “gallery-ization” of graffiti simply led more critics to appreciate the “spontaneously emerging public art” that the writers performed on the subway. In New York City the sheer numbers of writers, and the ever-increasing size of their signatures, made for an overwhelming visual experience.

Yet, they had both come from an arts background and made gallery work that reflected knowledge of art history. Axel Quack added it Feb 11, Art, Spectacle, Cultural Politics33— Futura asserts, “The thing about graffiti, before we forced our way into the art-world or however we got into it, was that there was already our own art-world. He refers specifically to the new name-based graffiti movement taking over the city—writing—drawing a clear distinction between this graffiti of names and neighborhood murals and other forms of graffiti.


Kool Killer Oder Der Aufstand Der Zeichen by Jean Baudrillard

It was limited to an elite group of “style masters,” to role models “rechanneling” their graffiti into the products of fine art. When I mentioned my research into the history of “graffiti art,” my friend—a very hip, open-minded liberal—told me knowingly, “Oh yeah, graffiti art; I love graffiti art. Unpackaging the Art of the s. Since the MTA implemented its aggressive plan to rid the subway trains of graffiti in New York in the late 80s the city saw more graffiti executed on the walls.

Writing from the Underground: Linker puts it this way: Megatrend rated it really liked it Dec 05, His don’t have that superbomb panache The UGA’s exhibitions received ample, though not usually positive press coverage. Writing is an action that can be completely every day, like writing a shopping list; or something profound, like baudrillsrd a novel; or killet this case, writing with no object—just going writing, or hitting, or tagging, or bombing.

In this way, writing is more closely iool to other graffiti precedents—such as the pervasive “Kilroy Was Here” graffiti popularized by American soldiers in World War II; Los Angeles gang graffiti placaswhich marked territory and often took the form of a written “roll call” of the gang’s members; and hobo monikers found written on train cars across America—with some significant differences.

Kool Killer Oder Der Aufstand Der Zeichen

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sage Publications,72— Haring and Basquiat’s work differed from the subway graffiti writers in scale, purpose, medium, and location: Whether by curating shows, writing articles and catalogue essays, selling graffiti art canvases, or by organizing symposia and demonstrations of graffiti, these mediators participated in the packaging of graffiti art.


Crocodile marked it as to-read Jul 30, Writing one’s name on a bus or a subway car enabled it to travel and to be seen by more people. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Signed, marked it as to-read Dec 01, Ricard picked out Basquiat and Haring from among the other graffiti artists in these “communal exhibitions,” thereby inextricably linking their work with those of the subway graffiti writers, while distinguishing it as something aesthetically superior “Jean-Michel’s don’t look like the others.

Ellen Berry and Carol Siegel. Booth-Clibborns Editions Limited, Holger Sasum rated it liked it Jan 26, Graffiti art, in this fashion, joined the collective Zeitgeist that would define art of the s.

The future editor of October ‘s discussion of graffiti references Baudrillard’s analysis, yet, Foster laments, “This reading is romantic now: These names were often drawn from the writer’s actual name or a given nickname JoeJunioror were self-aggrandizing and self-appointed pseudonyms Super KoolEvil Eddywith street numbers and Roman numerals often appended to the name killef further identification.

Commercial graffiti art appeared early on, as a way to package, label, and “tame” writing as a practice.

For Foster, it wasn’t a matter of whether or not the graffiti art canvases retained the same aesthetic quality as the subway paintings, but whether or not they retained their original radical strain once recuperated into the mainstream. Books by Jean Baudrillard.

Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, two artists who did graffiti, but were not considered writers. Booth-Clibborns Editions Limited,n.