Sunday, September 5, 2010

street art grammar


Found this street art at the corner of Madison Dr. and 7th. NW DC (the Smithsonian sculpture garden). Quick question: why is AINT quoted? Is this the artist name (note the lack of an apostrophe, suggesting this is not ain't).

2 comments:

stancarey said...

Curious. It could be the artist's name, or it might be some kind of signature tag, in-joke, or obscure reference.

It ain't ain't, as you point out, but the missing apostrophe might be as immaterial or as significant as the inverted commas and the underline.

Summary: mystery.

Chris said...

that would be in keeping with the culture of street artists too.

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