On the other hand we can also updike ourselves. I confess to a moment of despair/hilarity/annoyance/churlishness on reading in last Sunday's NY Times arts section about artists who do spray-can and graffiti painting and are now the second generation of this school, or tradition, or whatever. One is John Matos, an original I guess (he's 44 now). His spray-art mural was described thus by NYT: "Mr. Matos may paint from a spray ccan, but he also uses traditional fine-arts methods. He drew this image of Superman from the comics and then had it silk screened on Canal Street." Illustration of a crude line drawing of Superman from a comic. Fine-arts methods? I thought of egg-tempera on elmwood panel, the etching press, underpainting. Ah well.