(Photo: Colin M. Day)

“It’s a term I hear often… It scares the living daylights out of me. Street artists need to get back to actually doing things on the streets, instead of in the galleries where they all seem to be ending up. I hope this term street artist falls from the face of the earth, in my honest opinion. They are taking up precious space outdoors, which is normally reserved for tagging and thoughtless vandalism.”

-San Francisco–based artist Barry McGee in conversation with Chris Johanson for Paper. A McGee retrospective is on view at the Berkeley Art Museum through Sunday.