Graffiti from the Streets

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Meet Three Artists Painting the Streets of Kenya, South Africa and Tunisia

It starts with a blank wall — a concrete canvas. Can in hand, a stroke of color, then another and another until what a wall becomes a work of art. The tag is the finisher, letting the world know the mural’s creator.

Graffiti was cultivated in the streets of New York in the 1970s, and in the ’80s the art form made its way to Africa. There, it’s a less established medium, but has a growing community of vibrant artists. Still, they don’t get as much media attention or representation at international festivals as artists from Europe or North America.

This article by Kenny Sokan originally appeared on PRI.org on April 7, 2016, and is republished here as part of a content-sharing agreement.

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~ by eneryvibes on 1,May 20, 2016.

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