October 24, 2012

I have no doubt that this will be the first of many, many posts on the complexity of graffiti. In La Mesa, CA, where I live, the act of making graffiti is unlawful, as is possession on public property of anything deemed an instrument of graffiti (spray paint, oversized...

October 24, 2012

Pussy Riot should probably be the inaugural post on the Art/Crime Archive.  These are the young women currently residing in prisons in Siberia (well, two of the three of them; one was released) for playing a political punk rock song inside the Church of Christ the Savi...

October 22, 2012

In a campaign to highlight the tortuous treatment inflicted upon animals in cosmetic lab testing, Lush, a ‘cruelty-free’ make up chain, along with the Humane Society International put on display a re-enactment of cosmetic testings on a woman, instead of an animal. 

A so...

October 9, 2012

Gangland is one of the—if not the—most egregious peddlers of ‘crimesploitation’ consumed in America these days.  What is crimesploitation?  Crimesploitation is a portmanteau of the words ‘crime’ and ‘exploitation,’ and it describes a particular type of media text that...

April 24, 2012

I was intrigued when I heard about this in the past and the controversy that is obviously tied along with it. Andres Serrano did this art piece and photographed it, and since 1987, when it was released, there has no doubt-ably had many controversies tied along with it....

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