The Museum of Modern Art may be one step closer to recognizing graffiti as a legitimate art form, but New York City is not. Writer Adam Mansbach, who took part in last week’s “Writers and Writers” event at MoMA, has a post on the Awl about being denied subway advertising space that he was prepared to pay for because the writing in his ad looked too much like graffiti.The refusal is almost surprisingly straightforward: Mansbach sent a proposal to the company that controls advertising on the exterior of subway trains, CBS Outdoor.
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