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Poster Boy: The War of Art

Last Saturday, Poster Boy hit London for the launch of his book “The War of Art” and to promote his defense fund for urban artists (K.A.R.A.T.E.) at Pure Evil Gallery. The book documents his ad-alterations in New York City’s subway and shows some interesting collaborations with other street artists. It’s highly interesting because it also introduces you to the politically background (keywords are ad-busting, public space and artistic freedom)…

The earnings will be used to support the “Kids Are Really Against The Empire” (K.A.R.A.T.E.) defense fund for urban artists. The people behind the idea of helping protect and defend artists working in public space are currently considering applying for 501(c)(3) status, which means to become a non-profit organisation in the U.S.A…

Here at K.A.R.A.T.E, we believe that everyone deserves a fair shot at defending themselves. As free speech enthusiasts, we’re on a mission to help protect and defend artists working in public space. At our top-secret headquarters, we connect artists in need with experienced criminal defense lawyers, at little to no cost to the artist. We look at every case individually and do our best to meet each artist’s specific needs.

So, if you have risked life, limb, or arrest in the name of art, or if you’re simply protective of your freedom of expression then join our cause! Reclaim your public space and support a movement that gives a voice to the voiceless. (thekarate.org)

Whether you have money, artworks or time, make sure to support Poster Boy and the K.A.R.A.T.E defense fund! Urban Artcore tries to become a official media-partner of K.A.R.A.T.E…i’ll keep up to date!

Poster Boy: The War of Art
Poster Boy: The War of Art
Poster Boy: The War of Art
Poster Boy: The War of Art

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Urban Art Core is your independent, international source for street art, graffiti and urbanism from around the world, mainly focused on stories, news and actions taking place in urban environments.

It spreads the urban Berlin voice loud and clear to metropolises far and wide and celebrates the urban arts, urban exploration movement and guerilla art interventions with news about artists, trends and exhibitions, since 2009.

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