05 February 2008

[art] From The Things That Would Never Happen In PDX File

1331. The LA Museum of Contemporary Art mounted an exhibition of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (don't fret, until now I've never heard of him either).

It' wasn't long before two notable local graffiti artists added their own considerable filip to the billboard.

The artist saw it and liked it so much, that he had the billboard shipped to him.

Now, that's what we call being a successful artist.

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fringes said...

Very very cool.

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

I quite agree.

Now, here in ol' PDX town, we would have hunted the grafffiti artists down. Possibly with dogs.

It's not that graffiti is necessarily good (most of the time, it is an eyesore and vandalism) but the way we Portlanders sometimes react to it (complete with full-on news coverage) reminds me more of villagers carrying torches than anything else.

We'd vote capital punishment here for graffiti if we could, I'm convinced.