Thursday, August 29, 2013

Dolly Gets Dumped

A few years ago, one of Shepard Fairey's assistant said (paraphrased) "You can't put a .com on street art! Once you do you ruin the phenomenology!"

But that was a few years ago.  Which is many digital lifetimes ago.  And in this day and age, it seems more and more artists are including .com's, or links to Facebook pages or #hashtagged art.

What do folks think?  Does a link ruin the mystery or enhance the experience of street art?

Here is a paster of Dolly getting dumped behind Melrose, and Dolly is missing, but these pasters let you know exactly where to go if you want to know where to find her.

1 comment:

  1. I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, hell yeah it ruins it. It's not the punk ethos that street art is about and it's a stupid, lame attempt at attention that's more embarrassing than anything. On the other hand, being so judgemental about street art is another aspect I hate about street art and seems to defy what the ethos is about for me. So I'm inclined to say Who Cares! Let people do what they want to! The times they are a changin'..., and to ignore that puts me in a 'pipe down grandpa' position I don't want to be in also. .....and so im conflicted.