Gallery owners should be offended by the January article on graffiti. The writer and a few NYC galleries with bizarre values appear to be awestruck by graffiti and substantially give praise to common criminals.
A man who commits a violent rape and afterwards says a cheery goodbye is still a despicable rapist. Spray-painting hoodlums are certainly not artists. If someone wants to be an artist, let them work with board, canvas, marble or clay. You would be furious if valueless spray paint bums put graffiti on your store front, house or car. I could take a screwdriver and etch some very interesting designs on your car, but I doubt you would call me an artist.
Scott Hunter International Creative Artist, Phoenix
I wanted to take the opportunity to than you deeply for the spot you gave to Fred Peters in [the February issue] of Art Business News and Preview Magazine. …