Monday, March 31, 2008

Barry Mcgee aka Twist.

Twist is one of graffiti's most successful artists when it comes to showing in galleries and museums. He was one of the first to actually show in major exhibitions while at the same time remaining true to him self and his graffiti esthetics. In the early 80's, there were some graffiti artist in some New York galleries, but their work had changed so much in order to cater to the art elite of that time. Twist once said that he cared more about what a young teenage graffiti artist thought about his work over that of a curator or an art critic. It’s exciting to see that he has an audience that the art world could care less about. His work continues to evolve and break barriers set on most artists. He is a living legend and still continues to be one of my greatest inspirations.