Graffiti Gains Gravitas, And The Crowds Love It

“Like a slow-burning fuse, graffiti has smoldered in the contemporary art world for decades: omnipresent in the streets yet not quite hot enough to catch fire in the market. But this year it exploded, with graffiti and ‘street art’ shows in major museums and gallery spaces both sides of the Atlantic — and people have been lining up round the block to get in.”