Last week, artist John Baldessari joined Times art critic Christopher Knight for a public talk at the Hammer Museum. At one point, the conversation turned to street art and graffiti, and their place in the overall cultural hierarchy.
Baldessari discussed the recent exhibition "Art in the Streets" at the Museum of Contemporary Art. "It brought people into the museum who had never been there before, at a very young age level," he said. "And they all had cameras."