Meet A Whole New Generation Of Street Art Emerging In Athens, Greece

November 13, 2014 2:33 PM

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Meet A Whole New Generation Of Street Art Emerging In Athens, Greece

“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing," Banksy famously proclaimed. "And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they're having a piss.” The world's most recognizable street artist has a point -- graffiti has a tendency to pop up in dire times. And while it may not solve the world's pressing problems, street art has a way of grabbing the public's attention.

Getty photography Milos Bicanksi recently took notice of the rise in contemporary graffiti in one particular location -- on the streets of Athens, Greece. As the country experiences the hardships connected with economic collapse and unemployment, a generation of politically-minded artists have turne...

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