Streets of San Francisco: In praise of the old, the new, and the terribly offensive
Vandalism cannot be bought or sold in your local Walgreens (maybe in Giant Robot, though). No no, vandalism is a nebulous thing, an utterly cosmic thing, dirty and scurrilous and always operating in the shadows, always slipping away from sterilization and appropriation like a rat with rabies on the run. What a charming nuisance. What a credible way to live! Street credible. The streets is a mother, and good ol' vanguard vandalism — the first lesson.
Vandalism once brought down the Roman empire. We have yet to rebuild the world in its depths. (Wooley Van Dahl)