This Is Not Art, Corey Bulpitt (Haida), Spray paint on canvas, 67" x 117", SOLD

Original size is 667 × 372 pixels

“My whole graffiti career started tagging with my friends and I wanted to pay tribute to that beginning so I had the canvas tagged up with some friends. We were working on the canvas in my yard when my gardener was working. He asked what it was and when I said it was my art piece, he replied with vigor “This. This is not art!” He was rather adamant about it. In an alley off Hastings me and 2 others put the art lettering over the tags in white. This is speaking about the white institutionalized gallery walls in stark comparison to the completely covered walls we paint in the streets”.