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Monday, August 8, 2011

Appearing and disappearing graffiti murals in New Orleans ‎|

Swoon's art looks like graffiti but it's not -- not exactly. Her
transparent-paper prints, pasted on like wallpaper, appear
to be painted on the building's wall.
Graffiti is a feature of big-city blight. It is also a feature of big-city fashion. It is public expression on the grand scale, yet it’s usually inscrutably personal. It is egotistical in the extreme, yet ordinarily anonymous. Some graffiti may be beautiful and have genuine depth. Remember Banksy’s post-Katrina poetic cartoons?…

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