11 November 2010

The Guardian Covers Graffiti

In Paris, "Princess Hijab" has been altering fashion adverts in the Metro - a process she apparently refers to as "hijab-ization." You can find her work here.

Meanwhile, across the Channel, the Brits can't still seem to make up their minds what to do about graffiti - some jurisdictions insisting that it be whitewashed, others trying to make it pay - dubbing it a tourist attraction! The sordid tale is here. What I want to know is this: what does making graffiti into a tourist attraction do to its putative outsider, quasi-disreputable, transgressive status?

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