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Stencil Art Pirates: Los Piratoz

In addition to the stencil art show by two Hamburg-based street artist tomorrow at ATM Gallery, I want to give you some impressions of that nice book about the famous Hamburger stencil art crew Los Piratoz, which is maybe the most active street art crew in the Hanseatic city.

As I could read in the book, which is entitled “Yes we Arrrrr!” and arrived at my home in the last week, they started round about 2002 to stick stencil sprayed stickers in the streets and decided a short while after to creatively work under the label Los Piratoz.

Q: Piracy is a great topic and is experiencing kind of a golden age at the moment with particular thanks to the Somali colleagues. Did you have to think about it for long or was it the obvious choice?

A: We have always been hooked on Pirates (no pun intended), Hamburg and Störtebeker [a famous pirate from Hamburg who lived in the 13th century]. Pirates are the good guys, who take from the rich and give to the poor and all that. It’s just this romantic idea of piracy [...] (Interview with Los Piratoz)

The book makes a good impression – There are a lot of nice colored photos, an interview and texts in German as well as in English insight – and gives a great overview about the doings of one of Germany’s well-known street art crews.

You are able to get the book on los-piratoz-buch.net.

Stencil Art Pirates: Los Piratoz
Stencil Art Pirates: Los Piratoz
Stencil Art Pirates: Los Piratoz
Stencil Art Pirates: Los Piratoz

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