Friday, August 22, 2008

Graffiti art takes presidential race to the streets


Artists including Shepard Fairey and Ray Noland head to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, home of MoveOn.org's Manifest Hope Gallery Contest.
By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
August 23, 2008

ON A brick wall in downtown Atlanta that usually is splattered with graffiti tag names, a spray-paint portrait of Barack Obama now gazes over the streetscape.

In Chicago, an abandoned warehouse on the city's South Side displays a life-size silhouette of the Illinois senator, microphone in hand.

And all over Los Angeles -- on stop signs, underpasses, buildings and billboards -- hundreds of posters and stickers of Obama, emblazoned with the word "Hope," have been slapped up, guerrilla-style.

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