File spoon-archives/avant-garde.archive/avant-garde_1996/96-11-03.013, message 134

Date: Sat, 2 Nov 1996 20:59:12 -0500
Subject: Re: Art is Speech: Open Letter to N.Y.C. Officials (fwd)

Millie writes:

>And I'm not much interested in seeing artists valorized over the rest of
>street culture. I guess I'm interested in moving some unsettled
>into a more settled category. Avant Garde jurisprudence anyone?

I agree. That valorization has lost artists more than it's gained for them
(us). Dis is Amuraka! Commerce to a great extent = culture. Should it be
different? How the hell should I know? But it ain't going to change. So maybe
it would make sense for creative people to acknowledge what's usually a
discreetly veiled fact.


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