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More graffiti from the Cairo embassy. This is fascinating in its ambiguity. With the appended “r ur,” it’s suggesting that (in attacking the compound) the Muslim’s are masters over the West and create their own destiny. The word in black, however, is not so far from “monsters.”

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(photo: Ed Giles/Getty Images caption: An Egyptian riot policeman stands guard in front of United States Embassy, the morning after it was vandalised by protesters during a demonstration on Septmebr 12, 2012 in central Cairo, Egypt. Protests are continuing in front of the US Embassy in Cairo, one day after thousands of Egyptians demonstrated at the Embassy compound. Protesters on Tuesday gathered to demonstrate against a US-made film said to be defaming the Prophet Mohammed, whose trailer had recently been released on Youtube and translated into Arabic. Protesters breached the walls of the Embassy compound and removed the American flag from a flagpole, replacing it with a black flag associated with Jihadi Islamist groups. Christopher Stevens, a State Department officer at the consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, died in an a later attack along with three other embassy staff after violence erupted over the film. According to an unnamed official the four died after gunmen fired rockets at them.)

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More graffiti from the Cairo embassy. This is fascinating in its ambiguity. With the appended “r ur,” it’s suggesting that (in attacking the compound) the Muslim’s are masters over the West and create their own destiny. The word in black, however, is not so far from “monsters.”

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(photo: Ed Giles/Getty Images caption: An Egyptian riot policeman stands guard in front of United States Embassy, the morning after it was vandalised by protesters during a demonstration on Septmebr 12, 2012 in central Cairo, Egypt. Protests are continuing in front of the US Embassy in Cairo, one day after thousands of Egyptians demonstrated at the Embassy compound. Protesters on Tuesday gathered to demonstrate against a US-made film said to be defaming the Prophet Mohammed, whose trailer had recently been released on Youtube and translated into Arabic. Protesters breached the walls of the Embassy compound and removed the American flag from a flagpole, replacing it with a black flag associated with Jihadi Islamist groups. Christopher Stevens, a State Department officer at the consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, died in an a later attack along with three other embassy staff after violence erupted over the film. According to an unnamed official the four died after gunmen fired rockets at them.)

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Great Expectations. 
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(photo: Richard Bouhet/AFP caption: A picture taken on May 5, 2012, shows graffitis tagged on official campaign posters of France’s Socialist Party (PS) candidate for the 2012 French presidential election (L) and of France’s incumbent President and Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) right-wing ruling party candidate, in Saint-Denis de la Reunion, in the French Indian Ocean island of La Réunion, a day ahead of the elections final round.)
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Great Expectations.

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(photo: Richard Bouhet/AFP caption: A picture taken on May 5, 2012, shows graffitis tagged on official campaign posters of France’s Socialist Party (PS) candidate for the 2012 French presidential election (L) and of France’s incumbent President and Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) right-wing ruling party candidate, in Saint-Denis de la Reunion, in the French Indian Ocean island of La Réunion, a day ahead of the elections final round.)

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Just cute wire shot of Chinese couple posing inside public art project making the rounds on Valentine’s Day? Or, juxtaposed with graffiti (the most familiar form of public non-conformity), a commentary on Chinese government’s ideal for a citizenry straight out of the “cookie cutter”?

via: Charlotte Observer

(photo:  Feng Li/Getty Images caption: A Chinese couple take pictures in an interactive installation art work named ‘You and Me’ on Valentine’s Day at 798 Art Zone on February 14, 2012 in Beijing, China. Valentine’s Day has become one of the most popular Western festivals celebrated in China.

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Just cute wire shot of Chinese couple posing inside public art project making the rounds on Valentine’s Day? Or, juxtaposed with graffiti (the most familiar form of public non-conformity), a commentary on Chinese government’s ideal for a citizenry straight out of the “cookie cutter”?

via: Charlotte Observer

(photo: Feng Li/Getty Images caption: A Chinese couple take pictures in an interactive installation art work named ‘You and Me’ on Valentine’s Day at 798 Art Zone on February 14, 2012 in Beijing, China. Valentine’s Day has become one of the most popular Western festivals celebrated in China.

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Is this what its come to, the world economic disaster and the problem of the have’s vs. have-nots so unsolvable our last chance is divine intervention? 
(photo: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images caption: A man walks past graffiti displayed on a building on December 6, 2011 in Athens, Greece. Graffiti artists throughout the city are expressing the effects of austerity measures that have plagued the community as Greece continues to struggle in debt while lawmakers today are set to pass next year’s budget.)
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Is this what its come to, the world economic disaster and the problem of the have’s vs. have-nots so unsolvable our last chance is divine intervention?

(photo: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images caption: A man walks past graffiti displayed on a building on December 6, 2011 in Athens, Greece. Graffiti artists throughout the city are expressing the effects of austerity measures that have plagued the community as Greece continues to struggle in debt while lawmakers today are set to pass next year’s budget.)

Via Charlotte Observer.

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Tags #News    #Media    #Photography    #Greece    #Religion    #Graffiti    #art    #public art    #economy    #street art    #public art    #business   

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Graffiti rockstar adds symbolic firepower — and signs of warning for Obama — at #OccupyLA. But then, was the spray paint wasted? Perhaps the Administration, having done the math, has already decided they can still win if the left stays home.

(photo: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters caption: A U.S. flag pieced together with graffiti signs designed by street artist Saber is displayed at the Occupy LA protest camp in Los Angeles, California October 9, 2011. The Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York last month with a few people has expanded to protests across the country with marches and camps taking shape from Tampa, Florida to Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles to Philadelphia. Protesters’ messages range from anti-corporate sentiments to frustration with the financial system and politicians.
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Graffiti rockstar adds symbolic firepower — and signs of warning for Obama — at #OccupyLA. But then, was the spray paint wasted? Perhaps the Administration, having done the math, has already decided they can still win if the left stays home.

(photo: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters caption: A U.S. flag pieced together with graffiti signs designed by street artist Saber is displayed at the Occupy LA protest camp in Los Angeles, California October 9, 2011. The Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York last month with a few people has expanded to protests across the country with marches and camps taking shape from Tampa, Florida to Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles to Philadelphia. Protesters’ messages range from anti-corporate sentiments to frustration with the financial system and politicians.

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Tags #Obama    #Occupy Wall Street    #OccupyLA    #OWS    #protest    #political art    #politics    #graffiti    #Saber    #Lucy Nicholson    #Occupy    #campaign