The artist’s dilemma: what constitutes selling out?

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Editor’s note: Today I am sharing an article written by Yoav Litvin a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Rockefeller University. He presents to us the “artist’s dilemma” and gives us a topic that ought to be discussed. Whilst he is addressing the dilemma artists face when they fail to act from integrity, it is important to note that selling out might mean different things to different people. Apparently Shepard Fairey […]

From dissident to decorative: why street art sold out and gentrified our cities

From dissident to decorative street art Brick Lane

Editor’s Notes: This topic discussed in the article that is being shared today – Rafael Schacter’s thoughts on Street Art as selling out – comes up a lot and not just with street art. Being called a sell out is a derogatory statement but it doesn’t mean it’s true. One of the most important ways artists can do their jobs properly is to receive appropriate compensation to live – the […]

Why artists installed 600 fake adverts at COP21

COP21Fake Advert VW photo by Thomas Dekeyser

Author: Thomas Dekeyser, University of SouthamptonWhy artists installed 600 fake adverts at COP21 It’s 72 hours before the official launch of COP21 and 60 volunteers – armed with four-way utility keys and 600 six-sheet posters – drift across the streets of Paris in screen-printed JC Decaux vests. Their mission: to illegally replace existing advertisements with artworks that raise concerns around the sponsorship of COP21 by large corporations such as Engie […]