Wheatpaste Street Art Speaks for Absence of Homeless

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We like to think of street art as advertising that pushes back. After all, even graffiti's got its own idea to sell.

Wooster Collective points us to some paste-on street art by Mike Newton, who says, "I noticed how the police would move the homeless from street to street, doorway to doorway around the town. This gave me the inspiration for my latest piece 'removing me won't solve the problem,' a kind of twist on the removal of graffiti."

A similar campaign we once conducted also involved reintroducing absent social pariahs to their natural environments. But we don't think our parents were super thrilled when we wandered into the kitchen wearing Mom's "Like a Virgin" outfit during Pops' business dinner. We bet it left a lasting impression, though.

by Angela Natividad    Mar-14-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Good, Guerilla, Social   

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great mix of art & politics. Plus it's a nice idea and execution. Def leaves an impression w/ me.

medicine man
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Posted by: medicine man on March 14, 2007 10:42 PM

Um, Banksy, anyone?

Posted by: tk on March 15, 2007 9:59 AM







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