“Yes, there are indeed graffiti artists working in The White House!”
– The Wooster Collective’s Marc Schiller on why he and his wife — along with “sixty amazing organizations who are committed to grassroots arts initiatives” — went to Washington for a briefing at The White House yesterday. He also admits, “We know that a lot of people will hate us for going to The White House. But for us, the goal of attending the meetings yesterday was not to attempt to ‘partner’ with government on anything. Or to ask for their acceptance. The power of street art is that you don’t ask for, nor need, permission. At best, it’s about tolerance and understanding.” Read the full explanation here.