Friday, March 24, 2006

ART: Barry McGee

Another recent fascination of mine is the new set of artists who draw much of their inspiration from grafitti. One of the more well known is Barry McGee, originally from the Bay Area, but showing all over the world of late. You can check out a number of his works here, from paintings to sculpture to large installations. He made a splash in San Francisco last year when then Board of Supervisors President Matt Gonzalez let him spray paint "Smash the State" on the walls of his office as part of his ongoing local artists series. Awesome. (Personally, with guys like Gonzalez and Gavin Newsom running things around here, I feel alot better about my local government as they're top notch). Check out Barry's stuff and keep an eye out for his grafitti if you're in the Bay or NYC. (Ten points to anyone who emails me a digital picture of some!)