The real McGee - Page 2

As street artist Twist, he launched a thousand spray cans. But who does Barry McGee's gallery art inspire?

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Taggers in an art museum: an installation from the Barry McGee retrospective at BAM/PFA
GUARDIAN PHOTO BY CAITLIN DONOHUE

Looking around at the murals in the Bay today, the possibilities McGee exposed us to are evident. But I wonder sometimes who is becoming inspired by his gallery works, or those of other "street artists" who have found a way to support themselves in the art world. Are there baby taggers out there who are having their minds blown by this street-gallery mashup, who see possibilities for the once-and-sometimes-subversive art, not just increased the potential commercial viability?

Well anyway, I sure hope so.

BARRY MCGEE

Through Dec. 9, $9.50 museum admission

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

2626 Bancroft Way, Berk.

bampfa.berkeley.edu

 

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