If you’ve ever wondered why there are a surfeit of graffiti artists in the Bushwick area–particularly off the Jefferson stop–it’s not for reasons of “self-expression,” as previously assumed by those who mistakenly hold the neighborhood up on some sort of art god pedestal.
A study conducted by the Committee to Determine Why There’s So Much Bad Art in Bushwick has at last discovered the true reason behind why so many Bushwickians are getting in on the graffiti scene. “As we walked past these ‘artists’ liberally spray painting any wall in sight, we were instantly bowled over by the pungent scent of it; we were high and euphoric on contact. It was then we knew the real reason behind their enthusiasm,” stated head of the committee, Arianna Huffington.
The Burning Bush heard famed graffiti artist Zerococks‘ take on the matter, who agreed, “Yeah, it’s definitely not a down side, the whole getting high part. I believe it’s what makes my art great.” Alas, drugs aren’t having quite the same effect on Bushwickians in terms of quality as, say, Salvador Dalí.
Written by Genna Rivieccio