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The Helsinki mayor who got caught spraying graffiti

  • Jul 14, 2023


The Guardian as of 14.07.2023 runs an article about the Finnish politician and ex-Minister for Cutlure Paavo Arhinmäki who was recently caught in Helsinki for painting graffit on a wall. He explains the context and discusses the prctice of graffit in the context of Finnish politics and the post-Cold War: 

The Helsinki mayor who got caught spraying graffiti

Paavo Arhinmäki mentions our artist EGS in the interview:

"For many of the kids who painted or tagged around Helsinki in the 1980s, it became a springboard into fine art or the creative sector. The graffiti artist EGS is now one of the most interesting artists working in Finland, with a solo show coming to Helsinki’s Didrichsen Art Museum next year. During the era of zero-tolerance policy, all those kids would have immediately got a criminal record."

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