Friday, 19 August 2011

The Faith of Graffiti - Madrid Crew Strike Back

Our friends in Madrid are currently engaged on a pasting a mission...Others are calling it an 'International Street Art Conspiracy'

El Papa está en Madrid. Y miles de jóvenes de todo el mundo han invadido la Capital de mi Reino.

Ana Botella Crew le da la bienvenida a Ratzinger con esta intervención urbana titulada "La Fé del Graffiti" en la que hemos puesto hoy mismo 12 -como los apóstoles- poster en distintos puntos del centro madrileño.

Dios y el graffiti os bendigan


'The Pope is in Madrid. And thousands of young people around the world have invaded the capital of my kingdom.  Ana Botella Crew welcomes Ratzinger with this urban intervention entitled "The Faith of Graffiti" in which we pasted-up today 12-as the apostles- poster in different spots downtown Madrid.  God & Graffiti bless you'

Who the Hell are the Ana Botella Crew?

Ana Botella is the wife of the former Spanish President José María Aznar, the one who started the Iraq War alongside Bush and Blair. Currently she is also in charge of the department of the Environment in the City of Madrid.  And it´s quite ridiculous because her husband is one of the most prominent Spanish neocons arguing publicly that the weather change, and the environmental crisis are not real. He has been organizing master lectures at universities talking about the weather change conspiracy ,and adding that all this thing is a fake created by a new communism! 

Ana Botella follows this trend, and at the local level has carried the disdain for environmental practices to her own department at City Hall and has expanded this repressive policies to include social and cultural practices. She is also a member of the right religious organization called OPUS DEI (The right of the right in the Holy F**king Catholic Church) She said that GRAFFITI is not an ART, and that Madrid spends 6 millions per year erasing graffiti, demagogically concluding that "with this money, we could have built 6 hospitals" She declared the war against graffiti saying that Graffiti is not an art and that she´ll destroy it. 

A couple of years ago, we started an answer… For all these reasons, and as a reaction to the stupid letter that she sent to every madrilian with her signature arguing among her measures for "integral cleaning of the city"  that all graffiti was going to be removed, we had the idea of doing this open action using her own medicine! In fact, with so many politicians proposing recently to use municipal money to hire forensic graphologist to identify taggers and other street artist, we though it would be a nice touch to use her own signature in this project. And that action became really popular in Spain and also in other countries.   

Welcome to this International Street Art Conspiracy!

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