Barry McGee Quotes & Sayings

25 most famous Barry McGee quotes and sayings (artist). These are the first 10 quotes we have for him.

Barry McGee Quotes
“Drawings, paintings, and sculptures. That's the three pillars of art academia.”
“For me, graffiti means making marks on surfaces using just about anything, be it markers, spray, paint, chalk, lipstick, varnish, ink. Or it can be the result of scratches and incisions. The aim is to maintain the energy created by disturbance or excitement in the street.”
“I love graffiti because it enables kids from every social extraction to do something that brings them closer to art, when they normally wouldn't be stimulated to be visually creative. Graffiti helps to develop an awareness of immediate expressive and uncontrolled freedom.”
“It's very intense to go back to the past and revive work that I've already experienced and moved forward from. It's like seeing an old girlfriend - awkward at times, nostalgic at times and downright maddening and embarrassing.”
Barry McGee Quotes
“I want to do just, like, regular art. Whatever is made today on canvas goes up against all of art history. It's the most radical thing.”
Barry McGee Quotes
“I'm really into California art from the '60s.”
Barry McGee Quotes
“Some people are enraged, and some people are applauding. If there were a mission statement for graffiti, that would be it.”
Barry McGee Quotes
“The parts of graffiti I like are really antagonizing still - it's not something that a museum would really embrace.”
“Most inspiration still comes from bicycling around San Francisco. This city never fails to inspire me. It is one of the most vibrant cities - especially visually - with a constant influx of young energy arriving daily. I love it.”
Barry McGee Quotes
“As soon as street art got popular, I was just like, 'I'm out of here.'”

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