“I did it because I could,” says Rocky 184, the one woman grafitti writer who gets a deep look in the movie. The self-proclaimed tomboy from Washington Heights is not alone in her unfocused motivation. “I was bored,” says Snake 1. It was not political, say a number of the others. The best, nuanced comment is from Cool Earl, who says “It was a sign of the times, a sign of our youth, our lack of funds and perhaps our lack of paternal guidance.”Read More
I have heard Dana Schutz’s work compared to that of the Austrian artist Maria Lassnig. I have heard her speak about the influence of German Expressionism upon her, and about her admiration for many contemporary artists, including the Latvian Ella Kruglyanskaya. But Schutz’s work is so unique and idiosyncratic that one is hard-pressed to pinpoint her artistic lineage.Read More
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