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Tonight I watched Bomb It, an excellent documentary about grafitti art all over the world. It got me thinking about the street art I see around Winnipeg. The grafitti in West Broadway and Wolseley especially seem to carry social and political messages.

The photo of the wheat/pasted-message feature is something that appeared on the boarded-up facade of Pop Soda's on Portage Avenue several weeks ago. I can definitely get behind the message. It's a shame weather is taking its toll on some of the letters.

Another piece with a political message can be seen at almost every residential intersection along Wolseley Avenue and Westminster Street. Some particularly disgruntled citizen has appropriately added "Harper" below "STOP" on dozens of signs.

 

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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 6, 2013 A10

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