Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sunday Five - Is It Art?



I stopped to take a photo of the wonderful cast subway sign in Philadelphia, and noticed the words above, a rubber stamping, saying "this is not a work of art."  

This weeks five questions, 
1: Is the sign alone, without the words above, art? 
2: How do the words change the meaning of this? 
3: Is graffiti art or a crime? 
4: What would you say or do, if you saw a person stamping "this is not a word of art" in public places? 
5: Would you put the "Subway" sign on the wall in your home? 

My answers? 
1: Is the sign alone, without the words above, art?  I love industrial design, well done it is art, this is well done. 
2: How do the words change the meaning of this? The words provoke thought, adding the artistry of this. 
3: Is graffiti art or a crime?  I struggle with this, some of it is art, most of it is ugly and meaningless.  
4: What would you say or do, if you saw a person stamping "this is not a word of art" in public places?  Smile and walk past. 
5: Would you put the "Subway" sign on the wall in your home?  Yes, I have the perfect place on one of the brick walls in the terrace.  

Please share your answers in the comments. 

8 comments:

  1. 1: hell yeah!

    2: they don't

    3: art

    4: just keep moving; you don't know if they are nuts or packing heat or both

    5: hell yeah!

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  2. 1: Is the sign alone, without the words above, art? I find it to be art.
    2: How do the words change the meaning of this? They add irony, which makes it poetic.
    3: Is graffiti art or a crime? Often art, but also often a crime.
    4: What would you say or do, if you saw a person stamping "this is not a word of art" in public places? Keep walking. No reason to put myself at risk over that.
    5: Would you put the "Subway" sign on the wall in your home? Definitely

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    1. The irony made me think twice, I like that.

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  3. 1. No, and I don't really think the addition of words makes it art.
    2. I don't know.
    3. Some graffiti is not a crime but most is. I wouldn't say this example is a crime.
    4. I would ignore someone writing that. It is not exactly disfiguring anything badly.
    5. No.

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    1. Everyone it seems, would walk by the person with the rubber stamp.

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  4. I'm too pooped to play. I like the old masters.

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