Unformatted text preview: on the aesthetic and commercial value of the signature in our culture. Graffiti is a way for urban minority youths to write. it’s a visual of hip hop and rap culture. They were extremely successful in 1980s until NYC removed markins in 1984. In 1992, NYC spent 7.8 million to remove graffiti. David Hammon’s Higher Goals - staged performances and created pieeces that subscribe to the fluidity between street life and fine art. He examines Aftican-American identities, as seen in Higher Goals. (1983). Extremely attenuated basketball hoops decorated with bottle caps - placed all around NYC - questions the higher goals that black men are supposed to shoot for in our culture....
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- Fall '07
- French Revolution, Age of Enlightenment