04 October 2008

Gablick on graffiti

Suzi Gablik

Has Modernism failed? 1984

"Are we confronted with yet another instance where mass-consumption capitalist economy expands into a taboo area in order to transform private behaviour into a commodity? Does coming part of the art establishment give new meaning and purpose to these artists lives, or has it merely spawned another money-making game for its participants, while weakening graffiti's soul energy as 'outsider' art?" p106

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