Beauty and the beast of war–on the streets

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anonymous sticker art, 8″ wide

While I’m on the subject of guns (see previous post), when you see this much gun art, you know the war in Iraq and the local death toll from gun violence is creating anxiety among young artists. I pulled this baby off a telephone pole. It looks like it’s stenciled with either an airbrush or spray can. It’s a beautiful, pearlescent lipstick color on a kraft-paper sticker.

Unfortunately, flattening guns, making them pretty and turning them into art is not the same as doing something about them. But it does help manage our anxieties and fears. Unfortunately, these fears are not irrational.

Anyone know who made this? If I find out, I’ll add a label.

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