You know that whenever street art goes up on gallery walls, on … canvas that
the world as we know it is indeed coming to an end, … er, that it’s a complex and tricky proposition … at best. Okok we exaggerate. Basquiat succeeded in spades, but mostly whenever one takes street art out of the street and brings it into the art market – see the recent, and literal, removing of a Banksy mural from a wall in Woodgreen, London, and the ensuing controversy* – something happens. What exactly? Well, perhaps the question is poorly phrased; Banksy answers: “Why?”
Graffiti artist VFRESH… (the graffiti artist formerly knowns as VFR – notice the picture above) exhibited 100 pieces, of, kinda cool – if, a little repetitive – tags, taggings, taggish-isms, on … canvas in aNYthing’s lifestyle branded streetwear New York store, for a one-day special exhibition on April 5th. A limited run of 100 t-shirts, featuring designs presumably a lot like the above pictured designs, was available for purchase.
So, apparently the future is a lot like the present… only more so.
Previously on Art is Life: