Discussion 6 - Art2003 Discussion 6 Prompt Focusing on one artist or work from this week's unit consider the ways that the contexts of graffiti and

Discussion 6 - Art2003 Discussion 6 Prompt Focusing on one...

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Art2003: Discussion 6 Prompt: Focusing on one artist or work from this week's unit, consider the ways that the contexts of graffiti and street art inform your understanding of the work. In what ways does this work exist in multiple contexts (i.e., street, gallery, internet, etc.)? Do you consider graffiti and street art to be as "legitimate" as art that is more traditionally associated with the contexts of galleries and museums? Why? In what ways do you feel graffiti and street art change, expand, inform, or degrade "traditional" art contexts (i.e., the "White Cube" of galleries and museums)? Graffiti art is highly controversial. While many “artists” consider their works masterpieces, others look at it as destruction of public property. Many of these talented artists are forced to create their work secretly, hoping that they won’t get caught. Keith Haring, for example, began his career to fame while illegally making chalk drawings on New York subway cars and blank advertisement spaces. His iconic images, such as the radiating child, gained the public’s attention in both good and bad ways. He once was
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