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Art Practice

Iowa State University

2007

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Outlaw Artists And The Urban Landscape: Does One Have To Be Bad To Be Good?, Teresa A. Paschke Jan 2007

Outlaw Artists And The Urban Landscape: Does One Have To Be Bad To Be Good?, Teresa A. Paschke

Art and Visual Culture Publications

There are several seemingly obvious connections between outlaws and artists: both have been mythologized through books, newspaper accounts, tabloid chronicles, talk show interviews, and movies depicting the positive and negative outcomes of their accomplishments; artists and outlaws alike tend to live according to their own rules; and outlaws, as well as some artists, tend to burn out early. These similarities are deeply rooted in public perception, self-awareness, and social and economic conditions.