June 29, 2007

Activist artists protest the relentless commercialization of street art

Colin Moynihan reports on the splashers' manifesto in the NYTimes: "In a series of essays and in text that appeared under the headline 'Interview With Myself' the anonymous authors said that the splashings were committed not by an individual but by a group of men and women, and offered some explanation of their motives. The authors wrote that street art was 'a bourgeoisie-sponsored rebellion' that helped pave the way for gentrification, and called it 'utterly impotent politically and fantastically lucrative for everyone involved.'" Read more.