Don Rock is the epitome of underground, I’m not sure I can think of any other artists I know of that are so hardcore in his ways. When I originally started to buy and sell poster art I’d visit Austin, Texas a lot… Anytime I found a Don Rock poster it was like gold to me, aesthetically sound and politically inspiring, like fucking angry and smart, to me that’s an underground quality… Don definitely has a don’t give a fuck/give a fuck attitude. he’s one of my all time favorite artists.
What is underground art?
underground art is made w/o commercial intent? I know what it aint!
Are there rules or a set of ethics to the underground?
the first rule of underground art is that you cannot talk about underground art!
What is selling out?
see shep fairey
Can underground go above ground and still be underground?
it can be sold as such and most will still hold it dear believing they have a piece of it. See shep fairey
Have you ever sold out?
Is it possible to steal an idea?
ask shep fairey
Your biggest artistic regret?
Your biggest artistic inspiration?
What is dangerous art?
the true artist is fearless
Bonus question… nature or nurture?