Friday, December 15, 2006

One Weekend Only: Wooster's 11 Spring Graffiti Project

The Wooster Collective often rubs me the wrong way. From their refusal to critically discuss works of graffiti art to the deafening silence of readers in their comment-disabled blog, the efforts of the graffiti art movement's leading proponent in the blogosphere leave much to be desired. But Marc and Sara Schiller, the couple behind Wooster, have done an amazing thing. Here's hoping they do many more amazing things in the future.

It will be interesting to see how many of the future inhabitants of the condos of 11 Spring St. will recover/uncover the works the developer will be covering up in the renovations. I would be surprised if they could not find ways to sell units with sections of the artwork still intact and uncovered. This graffiti art has the makings of accent walls for the NYC glitterati - profoundly hip, and with a story to tell; a conversation piece about the history of contemporary New York.

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