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Gentrify This!!! | by Waxy Dan
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Gentrify This!!!

The Cans Festival: irony of course snuck in. Genuine irony that is; not the Hoxton kind so adored by the artists. A large billboard at one end read “Gentrify This!!” as though the stencils were somehow ‘keeping it real’. You are gentrifying this area, and every area where you spray, with this work .

 

You think property is expensive by Old Street station because people just love urine-stained postwar housing? You’ve filled an old filthy tunnel with bright paint and middle class nonces with cameras like myself.

 

Having said all that; great stuff. I loved it. Go and see it.

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Taken on June 15, 2008