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Monday, 25 August 2014
Whatever the Cost

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Cost is a graffiti writer who blanketed New York in the 1980s and 1990s with a series of stickers. His real name is Adam Cole and, from what I saw in Paris recently, he has recently plastered parts of Paris.

Apparently when asked by a New York Times Style reporter what it all meant (the stickers he produced with a collaborator), he replied “if you could give us the meaning of life, I’d give you the meaning of us”.

From what I saw of his stickers there is no mystery. The banal message celebrates the ubiquitous modern cult of celebrity. Without irony, and without intelligence, he is apparently parodying one of the least attractive aspects of modern society. Probably unintentionally too.

Posted by bigblue on 25/08/2014 at 09:30 PM
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