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The Dictionary of Art defines Graffiti as
“. . . an arrangement of institutionally illicit marks in which there has been an attempt to establish some sort of coherent composition: such marks are made by an individual or individuals (not generally professional artists) upon a wall or other surface that is usually visually accessible to the public . . .”
With this in mind we enter an arena where colors, designs and vistas crop up legitimately in the most unusual places legitimately: the location, Tehran, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran. In a surprising twist the city has morphed into an exhibition venue for this art.
This upcoming book explores three elements within the street art scene of Tehran:
- Sanctioned art. Sponsored by the city government. Artists are hired to paint on the walls around the city.
- Political. Propaganda art, also sponsored by the government.
- Real graffiti. Only a handful of artists dare to present their views.