Time well spent at the strip mall.
Sneak peek, part one.
I know as a (fairly responsible) adult I shouldn’t encourage this (anti-social? destructive?) behavior, but finding urban art and graff while I’m wandering about adds to the joy of discovery. Yes…I enjoy gritty, forlorn, empty, desolate, black and white, rotting, abandoned scenes. But there’s no reason why a soul can’t enjoy a piece of street art that introduces some color, irony or playfulness into an otherwise mundane landscape.
File this under paste-up geocaching, without the coordinates.
Art made in places owned by others is a complex matter – on one hand illegal and on the other, sometimes heralded.
The late artists Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, were both reviled and applauded - threatened and rewarded - for their graffiti made in the streets of New York. These are images that were created today, made in Buffalo by anonymous artists together with the anonymous notes which accompanied them. The Burchfield Penney encourages the expression of ideas about this work.
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Burchfield Penney Art Center
Read this story for some context on this photo series.