October 22, 2013
@ICALondon @Ghostofaflea That's a brilliant reference to compare it to. Are you saying Banksy is using the past to recycle into new rules? #WhatisArt
@Ghostofaflea I am saying a clever tactic of self-promotion repeats itself. First as tragedy, then as farce. #WhatIsArt
Visual Anthropology: Style Wars (1983).
"Directed by Tony Silver and produced by Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant, it was awarded the Grand Prize for Documentaries at the 1983 Sundance Film Festival. STYLE WARS is regarded as the indispensable document of New York Street culture of the early '80s, the filmic record of a golden age of youthful creativity that exploded into the world from a city in crisis.
"STYLE WARS captured the look and feel of New York's ramshackle subway system as graffiti writers' public playground, battleground and spectacular artistic canvas. Opposing them by every means possible were Mayor Edward Koch, the police, and the New York Transit Authority. Meanwhile MCs, DJs and B-boys rocked the city with new sounds and new moves and street corner breakdance battles evolved into performance art."
Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 22, 2013 09:49 AM