Philosopher Susanne Langer explained that art was a language, and she was right. If I listen to the introduction to a classical music piece from Paris on my satellite radio, I can just about get the drift in French and catch the composer’s name. When the music comes on, and I am at home with a very old friend, I understand and anticipate every musical phrase and unconsciously renew my love of the composer.
But, for a new breed of what I suppose are young “artists,” creating unseen art is not fulfilling—it has to be seen, even though no gallery will show it. So, now, we have sticker art. These “artists” turn their art into stickers and encrust our street furniture with them—See? Look at my art! Look at me! Text by George Capsis. Photos by Maggie Berkvist.