Barry McGee

Biography

American, b. 1966, San Francisco, California, based in San Francisco, California

A revered figure in the West Coast graffiti subculture (typically associated with the skater and surfer communities), Barry McGee makes drawings, paintings, and mixed-media installations inspired by urban culture that incorporate elements such as empty liquor bottles and spray-paint cans, tagged signs, wrenches, and scrap wood or metal. McGee is also a graffiti artist, having produced work on the streets since the 1980s under the tag name “Twist”; his signature motif is the face of a man with sagging, tired eyes, rendered in an efficient linear style. McGee was interviewed on the rooftop of The Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco on May 25, 2005.

Interview Information

Length

33 min.

Location

San Francisco, CA

Date

05.25.2005
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