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Cairo’s street artists defy authorities with graffiti protest

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Whitewashing their own work, but with a difference. Mohamed Mahmoud St, Cairo, 24 May 2012

Whitewashing their own work, but with a difference. Mohamed Mahmoud St, Cairo, 24 May 2012

Cairo’s graffiti artists offered a sarcastic rebuttal to city authorities on Thursday during the last day of voting in Egypt’s presidential elections. Following plans to whitewash street art on Mohamed Mahmoud St, artists instead began the whitewashing themselves spelling out a cynical phrase in Arabic – “forget about the past, focus on the elections”.

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Written by Daniel Finnan

25 May 2012 at 10:33

Chatting with Monsieur Chat at Paris graffiti show

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Monsieur Chat at the Arteum

Monsieur Chat at the Arteum

If you’ve ever spent time in Paris, are observant and like graffiti, then you won’t have failed to notice Monsieur Chat curled up on the sides of buildings and chimmey stacks across the French capital. The bright yellow smiling cat appears at a new exhibition in the city’s business district.

Thomas Vuille, alias Monsieur Chat, has been painting street art since he was 15 years old, amassing an incredible feline presence across Paris and other cities across the world. At one point Monsieur Chat purred at 80 different locations in Paris alone.

Mr Cat told RFI that around 20 per cent have been “deleted”, some propriétaires obviously not too happy about Vuille climbing across their rooftops to ink another acrylic cat. His new book M Chat provides a chronicle of his journey, illustrating Monsieur Chat’s pawprints around the planet.

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Written by Daniel Finnan

16 March 2010 at 16:46

Whole Train hits France

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The graffiti film Whole Train premiered in Paris on Tuesday evening to rapturous applause. The film, produced by German director Florian Gaag, tells the story of four graffiti “writers” whose frustrated creativity and need for escapism thrusts them into an illegal battle for the subway trains of the city. It goes on release at cinemas across France on Wednesday.

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Written by Daniel Finnan

13 January 2010 at 21:44

Graffiti gets into the Grand Palais

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Outside the Tag graffiti exhibition, Grand Palais, Paris

Under the glass-panelled roof of the Grand Palais, the Tag exhibition marks an important moment for graffiti. It’s the first time such a collection of street art has been housed in a neoclassical building, which is more used to displaying collections of fine art.

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Written by Daniel Finnan

18 April 2009 at 18:19