"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
PREVIEW: Barry McGee in Season 1 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2001)
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A cult figure amongst skaters and graffiti artists, Barry McGee's drawings, paintings, and mixed-media installations take their inspiration from contemporary urban culture, incorporating elements such as empty liquor bottles and spray-paint cans, tagged signs, wrenches, and scrap wood or metal. McGee is also a graffiti artist, known by the tag "Twist."
Barry McGee is featured in the Season 1 episode "Place" of the Art21 series "Art in the Twenty-First Century".