April 4, 2008

Supporting or appropriating art? Does it make a difference?

This great type treatment for DieselWall.com brightened my rainy commute this morning.

Having artists submit their work for a chance to see it painted on the side of building is pretty cool.
My only quibble is that the project’s manifesto includes a diatribe against advertising in favor of artist expression. Which is right on the money, except that they’re selling jeans. But usurping counterculture and rebellion is such old hat that I doubt it will ruffle many feathers.
I’ll definitely head down to 220 W. 19th Street on June 20th to check out the winner.

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