"The Buddy System," detail (1999)

"The Buddy System," detail, 1999
Mixed media installation, dimensions variable
Courtesy Deitch Projects, New York

"I'd seen graffiti around, but I never had an idea of what it was. But as soon as I got more and more involved with it, it seemed like freedom to me, it was very empowering and it is something I enjoyed doing a lot..."

- Barry McGee