Shelby Moser (Kent)
Moser will be focusing on what it means for street art to be genuine. Before doing so she investigates the related or relevantly analogous notions of illegal/illicit, fakes/forgeries, replicas/reproductions, etc.
To help illustrate her view, Moser uses the case of Trappist Beer.
I’m sure that Shelby said several insightful things here but my laptop died so I had to search for an extension cord/outlet.
Also, scofflaw Gregg Horowitz brazenly brandished a follow-up despite Session Sheriff banishment of follow-ups to the Back of the Queue Badlands. High Noon Horowitz vs. Mad Dogma Mag Uidhir!
“The Lego Minifigure in Urban Art”
Roy T. Cook (Minnesota)
Roy will be examining the prevalence of the Lego minifigure in Urban/Street Art.
Question: What gives? Why the Lego minifigure?
Answer #1: Cuz it’s cool. The End.
Answer #2: Place of Lego in the history of designer art toys (Kid Robot, Dunny, Labbit, Kaiju for Grown Ups, etc.).
Roy points to the designer toys’ reliance on platforms (certain basic shapes all toys of that platform must share. LEGO minifigure and the street art prevalence thereof can be best explained by seeing it as representing the appropriate if not ideal (pseudo) platform.
He begins by characterizing the world of street art as antithetical to the world of fine art (as an underground artworld set against its surface dwelling foil).
Tony argues that risk, danger, and audacity function as constitutive appreciable properties of works of street art.