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Untitled, 2011. Swoon. Wheat pasting and stencil. Brooklyn, NY.

Since the days of ancient Greece, public art has existed as a major art form.  Religious and social art was vigorously implemented by the Greeks to bolster public confidence in the empire.  America experienced a similar phenomenon after the Great Depression when government-sponsored mural projects proliferated throughout major cities in order to reinvigorate public spirit.  The unsanctioned street art of today also communicates socially relevant themes to the public, but does so in a way that often subverts and questions dominant political authority.

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