My latest essay for 3 Quarks Daily is now up: Graffiti is the most important art form of the last half-century... It features photos of a production on Fairmount St. in Jersey City organized by Green Villain and featuring members of MSK, one thousands of graffiti gangs or collectives.
It’s not simply about graffiti itself, but also about what graffiti enables and provokes. So-called street art followed from graffiti’s liberation of public space though it is often quite different from graffiti.
What will the visual arts become as graffiti continues to percolate through the culture?