Best Public Art

“Make Graffiti Great Again”
Photograph by Stephanie Rudig
Despite D.C.’s burgeoning resistance movement and a rich local history of street art, the city’s walls remain boringly pristine. Whatever happened to the glory days of teens defacing the length of the Red Line? Where’d you go, Cool Disco Dan? Clearly somebody else in my neighborhood was bemoaning this lack of unsanctioned public art and scribbled the command to “make graffiti great again” on a Florida Avenue NE power box. Hopefully, others will soon hear the call to action and quite literally paint the town. (In typical D.C. fashion, however, this graffiti has already been painted over.)