Outlaw Artists and the Urban Landscape: Does One Have to be Bad to Be Good?
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There are several seemingly obvious connections between outlaws and artists: both have been mythologized through books, newspaper accounts, tabloid chronicles, talk show interviews, and movies depicting the positive and negative outcomes of their accomplishments; artists and outlaws alike tend to live according to their own rules; and outlaws, as well as some artists, tend to burn out early. These similarities are deeply rooted in public perception, self-awareness, and social and economic conditions.
This article is from American Studies Journal 50 (2007): 10. Posted with permission.