Thursday, December 5, 2013

dame muchas flores

This is absolutely my least favorite piece of street art in Los Angeles ... but I pass it every day en route to USC, and so it was bound to make its way here at some point.  I was arguing in class today that kitsch is the antithesis to aura - in the Benjaminian sense - but looking at this, I'm not so sure - it's so appallingly kitschy it has an unpleasant aura all of its own that may go so far as to transcend kitsch ...

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