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Emily Nebraska Mrs. Noren TOK 26 Sept. 2016 New York has always been a city where artists thrive and by now, residents are used to the apparent creativity, but what did they think of the so called “graffiti” on the subway in the 1970s? Most conservative minded viewers at the time would have thought of graffiti as vandalism or an act of rebellion, rather than original art. Art comes in many forms but among urban cities like New York, street art was and still is very apparent. In The Faith of Graffiti by Norman Mailer, Mailer discusses his admiration for street art, no different than Mr. Brainwash’s in the film Exit Through the Gift Shop . No matter how someone views graffiti, everyone can agree that it is an element that can be found almost everywhere across the country and a selection of present day art displays similar qualities to that of art from the 1970s. If Norman Mailer’s claim that graffiti on the New York subway was “The Great Art of the
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