"I was just down for it! I'm down with anyone, even if they're bad people, if they're just, like, anti-American, you know what I mean? This is a series I'm working on," he pointed at some collages on the wall with lots of pictures of Saddam Hussein, whose likeness is also tattooed on Snow's arm. "They're old headlines, and they all have come on them. Yeah, mine."
After reading that article I just felt sad. It was just so unauthentic, so cheap. Its like, “there may be a poet inside dash snow”. its like what? so is the world that starved for any talent and poetry that there gonna do a write up like this guy is fucking passolini, and then say, yep he hasent really done anything yet, but oneday he could, perhaps, maybe. Its like the Paris hilton of art, just goes to parties and doesnt really do anything. Thats a bit harsh actually, im sure those guys actually have a lust for life, and do beleive in what they do, but atleast recognise that they, you, whatever, are getting an insane amount of hype for doing not so much. Atleast have some humility and do something constructive with that hype. I mean, you dont owe me or no one shit, but outta respect for people that came before, think of all the great artists, graffiti vandals, poets etc etc wouldnt it makes sense to just be a bit humble? Not blow too much smoke up each others bums? To not fly in the face of all the hard work other people have put into the world so some small ember of art, culture, passion, just the fucking shit that is worth living for is still burning.
Dont know why im asking you, but i guess these are your friends. Its just like, if this is how contrived and fake the NY art world is, I dunno, it just makes me sad. It doesnt feel empowering, life affirming, or exciting. It makes me feel like, if this is how cheap it is, why bother. I mean only people that dont know would feel that that was a genuine thing. Why not aim a bit higher, inspire other people that are on teh level. The article basically made me feel like art in NY sucks……You know, its like with graff, when your a kid you hold it in such high regard, like its some magic thing, and then when you acheive all the things you wanted from it, theres no pot of gold, its kinda empty.
Its like what happened to reality? I know your doing tshirts and shit, something ive done for a living. And im sure the realities of that have hit you. That its hard damn work, when every one thinks your just cruising and making easy money, and lording it. But they dont get how hard it is to make a living from that shit. Thats the reality, shit like that should be told to other kids, so they understand that you gotta work hard to get shit done, instead of them just hating and being jelous and thinking they have no power to do it themselves.
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