AC: How does graffiti fit into the art world and art
history, if at all?
Reas: Fuck. I don't know--and it fits in where and when it came in.
If kids pick up a can to create when they are influenced by [what they are seeing] then, that's it. And the history is in the late '60s early '70s here in NYC and Philly, now it continues everywhere.
If you create a body of work and are aiming to [be recognized in the art world], then fine. But to be recognized for writing has nothing to do with that. That's what trains and walls are for.
AC: What do you think of the way graffiti has been
documented thus far? (incl. Subway Art, zines, videos)
Reas: It's the new bench. Too bad it costs money. It used to be free and anyone could get their chance to be seen. But now it's up to whomever makes a product to decide what you see.
AC: What do you think of documenting graffiti on the
Reas: I'm not sure yet. It costs money, but at least you can be anyone and get seen. I like it better than magazines.
AC: There anything that you want to tell kids coming up?
Reas: I really don't.
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