The mayor v.s. the murals: Could Joburg’s street art be wiped out?

SUNDAY TIMES | Shanthini Naidoo:

Johannesburg has a progressive attitude towards graffiti. The city has commissioned graffitist superstars to create works such as the 10-storey Nelson Mandela Mural on Juta Street (done by US artist Shepard Fairey). It is tattooed with zebras, multi-layered characters and abstract murals by acclaimed local artists Faith47, Falco and Rasty Knayles, and thoughtful pieces by graphic activist Mak1one… Read more

Image: A production by Sweetooth for the Westdene Graffiti Project in Johannesburg: Derek Smith