Ross School - Senior Projects 2012
Mentor: Todd French
Faculty Grader: Therese Lichtenstein
Documentation of Product
Title: Graffiti As Arts
My original project was to create a website that would show how graffiti went from an illegal form of art to an accepted form of art that would be seen in art museums and collections. In order to do this I needed to gather a lot of information so that I could backup my claims
I planned to tell the story of the history of graffiti from BanksyÕs point of view as well as other artistÕs point of views. I have documented BanksyÕs graffiti from its inception until present time. My hope is that the viewers come away with a new insight into the life or artistic element of graffiti.
Final conclusion about graffiti is that it is art (due to the fact that you can see it in museums and galleries around the world means that it meets the criteria of being art, such as Graffiti expresses an underlying social and political message and genre of artistic expression.
Exhibition & Presentation Summary
Coming up with an idea to start working on
Talking to people about my subject and getting ideas
Following my interest in art
Second round of research
Putting together my research
Making an outline for my paper
Going through my paper and editing it (over 5 times)
My final conclusion was that Graffiti is Art
Bibliography or Works Consulted
Works Cited Page
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"Artist-timeline." Jean-Michel Basquiat. Web. 14 Jan. 2012. <http://www.basquiat.com/artist-timeline.htm>.
"AWARENESS." OBEY CLOTHING. Web. 06 Jan. 2012. <http://obeyclothing.com/awareness/>.
Banksy. Banksy. London: Century, 2005. Print.
"Banksy, Is Graffiti Art the New Political Cartoon?" THE GALLERISTA. Web. 15 Jan. 2012. <http://gallerista.blogspot.com/2011/02/banksy-is-graffiti-art-new-political.html>.
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Bull, Martin, and Banksy. Banksy Locations & Tours. a Collection of Graffiti Locations and Photographs in London, England. Oakland, CA: PM, 2011. Print.
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"Exhibitions: Keith Haring: 1978‰1982." Brooklyn Museum: Keith Haring: 1978‰1982. Web. 04 Apr. 2012. <http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/keith_haring/>.
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"Is Banksy a Street Artist or Vandal?: Questioning the Boundaries of the Art of Graffiti | Suite101.com." Ben Cluse | Suite101.com. Web. 19 Jan. 2012. <http://ben-cluse.suite101.com/is-banksy-a-street-artist-or-vandal-a206556>.
"Keith_Haring_Teachers_Packet.pdf." Http://www.brooklynmuseum.org. Web. 4 Apr. 2012. <http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/keith_haring/uploads/Keith_Haring_Teachers_Packet.pdf>.
Ryzik, Melena. "The Street Artist Shepard Fairey Moves Closer to the Mainstream but Is Still Rebellious - NYTimes.com." The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. 14 Jan. 2012. Web. 14 Jan. 2012. <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/02/arts/design/02fair.html?_r=1>.
"The Banksy Paradox: 7 Sides of the WorldÕs Most Infamous Street Artist | WebUrbanist." WebUrbanist | From Urban Art & 3D Graffiti to Abandoned Cities. Web. 14 Jan. 2012. <http://weburbanist.com/2007/07/19/banksy-paradox-unofficial-guide-to-the-worlds-most-infamous-urban-guerilla-street-artist/>.
Wright, Steve. Banksy's Bristol: Home Sweet Home : the Unofficial Guide. San Francisco: Last Gasp, 2007. Print.
"What Is Street Art? Vandalism, Graffiti or Public Art- Part I | Art Radar Asia." Art Radar Asia | Contemporary Art Trends and News from Asia and beyond. Web. 19 Jan. 2012. <http://artradarjournal.com/2010/01/21/what-is-street-art-vandalism-graffiti-or-public-art-part-i/>.
Vandal, A. "Grafik: Timeline Of Graffiti And Street Art Influences | Urbanshit.de."Urbanshit.de | Blog FŸr StreetArt Und Urbane Kultur. Web. 19 Jan. 2012. <http://urbanshit.de/?p=4998>.
Wacławek, Anna. Graffiti and Street Art. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2011. Print.