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The Emerging Wallflowers of Street Art in India

By Bhavani – Jul 05, 2014

Unlike countries where street art is infamous, public walls in India get commissioned face-lifts by artists working with Government authorities.

Around 5 years ago, the walls in our cities were covered only with random posters, paan stains, and trails of urine. But that’s changed. Today, you will see art squashed between posters, stains and hawkers; fighting for their space in the sunshine. This modern art form, if I can call it that, stands on the razor’s edge — to one side it is vandalism and to the other it’s about art, conversation, and dialogue.

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