#GVM004: The Demolition Chronicles

68 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2015

Date Written: July 13, 2015


This document describes a major graffiti exhibition involving 100 artists producing 28,000 square feet of graffiti on the interior and exterior walls of a Pep Boys store in Jersey City. The building has been sold to developers, who will demolish it in mid-summer 2015. Topics include: history of the project, stylistic and thematic analysis of the art, and social context of the exhibition.

Keywords: graffiti, street art, popular culture, urban planning, performance art, ritual

Suggested Citation

Benzon, William L., #GVM004: The Demolition Chronicles (July 13, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2630053 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2630053

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