Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tags to Riches...Bristol's #graffiti documentary

I spotted this documentary on a tweet from Bristol's Art-El Gallery. It's hard to believe that's Goldie narrating...sounds kinda posh ;)

Tags to Riches, as the title suggests, follows the rise of the previously frowned upon graffiti street art. It delves into commercial art world and the criminality of graffiti through interviews and commentary from all sides of the argument.

"It's quite safe to say we've gone beyond the point of no return for the urban movement...Urban art movement has become the new contemporary pop art." Acoris Andipa

Of particular interest to me was the interesting position that Bristol City Council finds itself in. On the one hand, it maintains its hardline on illegal vandalism, yet it has made exceptions for Banksy due to popular public opinion.

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