Political expression is alive and well in London’s street art

Your article ‘The medium is the message’ (News Analysis, DW 1 May) asks where the revolutionary spirit of 1968 is now finding graphic expression. How about on the opposite page, where you plug a new book and exhibition of graffiti artist Blek Le Rat’s work?

Surely the stencil art of Blek, Banksy and others, which drew thousands recently to an exhibition in a tunnel in London’s Waterloo, is the obvious successor to the unpaid political expression of posters in the past?

There stands the evidence that passionate graphic displays of opinion have not been ‘suppressed’, but rather flourish on London walls and streets.

Paul Keers, Editorial director,  Axon Publishing, London EC2



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