inspiration via guerrilla art: found poetry and graffiti

A masked artist who calls himself the Urban Maeztro and prefers to remain anonymous for security reasons, walks away after pasting one of his “interventions” on a street wall showing Rene Magritte’s “Son of Man,” substituting the apple covering the face of the suited subject in bowler hat with a pink grenade, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The 26-year-old graphic artist left his day job at an advertising agency to work on pieces like this one, to encourage Hondurans think about how violent their country has become.
(Fernando Antonio/AP)

Basquiat

Banksy

 . . . and a final word . . .

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4 thoughts on “inspiration via guerrilla art: found poetry and graffiti

  1. owl says:

    So, so awesome. They are all totally cool, but I swoon like crazy for Banksy. I know, right? Join the club.

  2. yeltnuh says:

    Basquiat is still my favourite, but I stand in awe in front of lots of tags, too. The artist manqué.

  3. Odd to think that the once-shocking Magritte has become cozy and middle class, to point where he needs a revolutionary updating. The found poem on a printed page inspired me – I will try one of those.

  4. yeltnuh says:

    It’s an interesting exercise, similar to your poem/collages.

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