Art of the City — 2

Photo by Rick Stachura. February 23, 2020.

 

 

I’m not sure if our unnamed wordsmith meant “blandalism” here as in 

 

BLANDALISM (acronym)

 

Blocks of

Lousy

Art 

Not

Doing 

Anything

Lively,

Irreverent, 

Salacious or 

Mind-bending

 

or 

 

blan • dal • ism (n.)    

 

1. willfully boring destruction or defacement of public or private property.  2. tasteless vandalism.  3. critically panned street art.  4. acts or practices of blandals.  [prob. f. BLAND + VANDALISM (but with loss of “van–“)]  –blan • dal • ize, v.t.,  –blan • dal • is • tic, adj.  

 

Which do you think it is?

 

 


Photo by Rick Stachura. Northeast corner of Avenue A and East 13th Street. February 23, 2020.


 

 

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