(The Museum of Contemporary Art)


Dear Bob Bryan:

Thank you very much for sending me a copy of the videotape "Graffiti Verite." I found it very interesting to hear the comments of so many artists working in the graffiti genre here in Los Angeles, some of whom I know, and others who were unfamiliar to me. It was also nice that the reference to MOCA's 1994 show "Urban Revisions" was included.

I think the strength of your videotape is that you focus on the commentary of artists, and allow them to speak in an unmediated way about their work. To understand their thinking and what motivates them is really important to an appreciation of this art form.

I appreciate your allowing me to keep the tape for MOCA's library. Again, thank you for sending it to me.


Elizabeth Smith