Whose face have socialist values muddled? Street graffiti art, tamed by capital and consumption, is back on the conceptual front lines

horse
3 min readAug 7, 2023

A long wall in London’s graffiti art district, covered entirely in white paint, then emblazoned with the 24 red characters of ‘socialist core values’, has ignited fervent debate. As someone with a smattering of knowledge about contemporary art, I was instantly stirred by this “work,” and couldn’t help but chuckle.

The “explanation” for this event opens up a vast interpretive space, rich in meaning, and a…

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horse

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