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Apr/11

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Shepard Fairey: I see, I want, I take

Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art just opened what it bills as the nation’s first museum show dedicated to graffiti, Art in the Streets.  In an article and a review, I explore the shameless hypocrisy on the part of MOCA’s director Jeffrey Deitch, its Hollywood mogul trustees, and such graffiti superstars as Banksy and Shepard Fairey, who scorn property rights until they get a chance to profit from their vandalism.   The exhibit is a nauseating example of wealthy liberal elites amusing themselves with anti-bourgeois play-acting, knowing full well that the rule of law and bourgeois values will secure their own fortunes against the radicalism that they pretend to embrace.

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