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Michael Doig is a science teacher, web developer, and avid traveler who lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Sean Hannity, Paris Hilton and Wheat Paste

Graffiti itself is a really political issue. Sure there is some graffiti that is just plain vandalism, but other pieces are thoughtful, humorous, and entertaining. Take for instance this Paris Hilton stencil with Arabic writing and a red star on her head. I’m not sure what it means but it’s pretty funny, and well done I might add.

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This stick up with Sean Hannity and a weird little character had me scratching my head as well. He’s a political commentator, so why would an artist create a big (about 3 feet tall) piece and go put it up around the city? I suppose we should keep our eyes peeled for the Geraldo Rivera and Al Franken pieces next. Collect all 6. Ooh how about a Sean Hannity action figure. The political nature of graffiti gone awry?

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Then again maybe it’s all just hype and I’m giving these street vandals too much credit. Their funny yet odd artwork gave me something to ponder and sometimes it’s things like the graffiti that make up a neighborhood. However they do overlap and the two kind of cross over each other. Art and graffiti, graffiti and art. Where does one end and the other begin? Long live Paris!

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