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Pula stencil: Transition has no end / Tranzicija Nema Kraja

In 2009 media reported that "Istrian police are looking for a Pula graffiti artist who printed a portrait with the image of Ivo Sanader at about thirty locations in the city and titled it 'Transition has no end'. The same graffiti has been painted in recent days on Rijeka's walls and facades.

 

After a break, the Pula stencil-graffiti artist 'honored' the citizens of Pula with his latest work. After Jakovčić, Bush and others, it was the turn of Croatian Prime Minister and HDZ President Ivo Sanader.

 

In the very center of the city, at several locations, 30 graffiti templates with Sanader's face appeared this morning, which say that the transition has no end. Police said they were looking for the perpetrator. "This is a criminal offense of damaging someone else's property, so we are trying to find the perpetrator," Istrian Police spokeswoman Nataša Rogić told Regional Express

 

It is not known whether the graffiti artists, with their wall expression, wanted to warn that the transition, contrary to its meaning, has grown into a permanent state in Croatia and that it will be difficult for us to become a state for a normal life. But perhaps behind these works there is no politically aware civic activist, but a mere party brawl." Source: www.tportal.hr/vijesti/clanak/na-zidovima-osvanuo-lik-san...

 

It was interesting that the stencil I photographed in 2020 appears to date from that time as another image on Flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/emirofilipovic/5385518098) from 2010 seems to be of this specific stencil). I am amazed that it remained for a decade.

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Taken on March 8, 2020