Graffiti is vandalism, not art

The New Criterion calls shenanigans on graffiti masquerading as modern art

Épater la bourgeois: shocking the middle class has been a cherished goal of the avant garde since the birth of the movement in the nineteenth century. The fact that the middle class long ago enlisted themselves as co-collaborators in this project of rote titillation transformed the avant garde into a reactionary force in everything but posture and rhetoric.

If it’s so great, why don’t the yuppies get someone to graffiti their houses?

Tip from The Instapundit (as portrayed by Ed Driscoll).


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