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Darius in the NY Times

May 1, 2005

The New York Times has a short article in the Metro section today about Darius Jones’ street installations, focusing on his kissing street signs in Carroll Gardens. Good quotes from Darius (aka Leon Reid) and Marc from Wooster Collective:

Most street artists distinguish themselves from graffitists, arguing that they are “involved in a very big public statement,” in the words of Marc Schiller…. Street artists, Mr. Schiller added, think that “too much of the public space has been sold to big corporations, and they’re reclaiming it illegally.” […].
“It’s political in the act, in the very act,” he said. “Each and every one of these things is done illegally, without any permission. That’s a statement in and of itself. It brings up questions of ownership and what the public is allowed to do with things in public space.”

You can check out more pictures of Darius’ kissing street signs on our photolog. And, for more work by Darius on Visual Resistance check out: Darius and Downey street sign and Darius installation (RIP).


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