Graffiti as art. I kid you not.

 

graffiti as art

 

L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary “Art” wants you to think that graffiti belongs on the same level as Raphael, Matisse, and Renoir. Uh huh…

Many graffiti apologists claim that inner-city children have no other outlets for artistic expression than vandalizing property. The claim is ridiculous: a box of 16 watercolors at Target costs $1.99, while paper and pencil, the basis of all achievement in the visual arts, are no more expensive.

via Radical Graffiti Chic by Heather Mac Donald, City Journal Spring 2011.