Death by Installation Art: Who Killed the Last Graffiti Artist?


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It looks like the final scene in some urban tragedy, or perhaps a real-life murder – but not to worry: unlike those who pass by without warning, you should know straight away that this is an art installation and not an actual fatality.

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Crafted by Mark Jenkins to look eerily lifelike, a fake corpse lies on the ground next to his last can of graffiti – his marks trailing off into lines of nonsense as his supposedly breathed his last.

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The transition is strangely touching, from a colorful and fully-detailed mural with three-dimensional shapes, symbols and characters to an increasingly abstract and single-tone scrawl finally falling from the wall to the dirty sidewalk below.

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