Challenging conceptions: The fine art of graffiti

by Farris, Lynley, M.A., UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - KANSAS CITY, 2009, 75 pages; 1466697

Abstract:

The act of graffiti has long been associated with the realm of vandalism. When planned complex aesthetic designs started to emerge in New York City during the 1970s, graffiti began to blur the realms of what is vandalism and what is fine art. Conceptual ideas lay down by fine artists, such as Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol, and graffiti's complex subculture combined to create a controversial art form.

This thesis examines the major elements of graffiti art culture that make it a fine art form. In turn these elements of graffiti art culture have influenced fine contemporary art, creating the post-graffiti art movement and the era of the "spothunter."

AdviserFrances Connelly
SchoolUNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - KANSAS CITY
Source TypeThesis
SubjectsFine arts
Publication Number1466697

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