Today’s public/street art movement is something I’m really into. I think it’s really important. It’s art at its most confrontational. Like a growing trend in Literature, art is now evading ownership: street art is truly ‘art for art’s sake’ as it serves only to make a statement and does not glorify the artist, who is usually anonymous. It’s the opposite of corporate art, or perhaps a reaction against it. It’s very existence — it’s often-illegal presence on a wall — is a statement in itself: ‘Art belongs here, fuck the law.’ It is inherently collaborative or communal art since it can be covered up, drawn over, integrated into other graffiti/street art, destroyed, etc. As such, it is a dialogue of disparate ideas and commentary. Graffiti is the people claiming or, rather, re-claiming corporate and commercial space as personal and aesthetic space, as a place to express oneself and one’s opinions, both political and social, and thus transform the space from one of commercial dialogue to one of interpersonal dialogue. It’s a trend to watch, as it says a lot about the direction of all art. Art is going out of the museum and into the streets, increasingly accessible to everyone.