The Easel

Archives: Alex Cameron

8th October 2019

Street art is a crime

The case against street art, at FULL VOLUME. Three charges are made. It is anti-social, “a chronic lack of consideration for anyone else”. Further, it looks awful, “a suffocating and imposing pox on the urban landscape”. Worst of all is its legitimisation by “metropolitan and creative elites”. (That means you, The Guardian and Tate Modern.) Their motivation for doing so – to appear “culturally relevant”.