Art Crimes: What do you think of the
way graffiti has been documented?
Kaws: It's ok, could be
better. I would like to see a more rounded view of the artists. Things like what
their habits of painting are, what they do on paper or canvas and what
preparations they take before painting. Most documenting of graffiti is just
Art Crimes: When did
you get on the internet and what do you think of documenting graffiti on the
Kaws: I got on the internet just recently (1996).
I didn't get on sooner because I thought I might get sidetracked from doing my
work. Sure enough, here I am.
Documenting graff on the internet is ok, but I
think it's a little lacking because not that many writers have access to a
computer and the internet. There are people trying to make things happen, such
as ART CRIMES, which seems to be a well put together site. Also, ON THE GO
magazine has a chat room on AOL. The more people you can reach the more power to
you. If we all start getting arrested my opinion will