Graffiti artists tackle Greece's financial crisis

FP Staff June 26, 2015 15:55:45 IST
Graffiti artists tackle Greece's financial crisis
Graffiti artists tackle Greeces financial crisis

In this photo taken on June 20, 2015, a man walks past a mural of a banknote resembling a US dollar bill by street artist N_Grams in Athens. Over the past five years of Greece’s economic depression, more and more paintings comment on the country’s financial and social woes. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Graffiti artists tackle Greeces financial crisis

A stencil depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a Disney character in Athens. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Graffiti artists tackle Greeces financial crisis

A graffiti work by Greek street artist Bleeps in Athens. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Graffiti artists tackle Greeces financial crisis

A man walks past graffiti titled "0 Euro" by street Artist Achilles in Athens. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Graffiti artists tackle Greeces financial crisis

A woman walks past two murals, on the right made by street artist EX!T and on the left, by N_Grams in Athens. Graffiti in Athens used to be all about football, politics or teenage crushes. Now, most of the serious work is inspired by the country’s financial and social woes. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Graffiti artists tackle Greeces financial crisis

A graffiti by street artist Cacao Rocks in Athens. The idea for the work is three years old, the artist said, but added: “I have changed, I don’t take drugs any more or go to parties, but Europe just won’t grow up.” (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Graffiti artists tackle Greeces financial crisis

A graffiti artwork titled "Athena vs Europa, Resist vs Submit" by French street artist Goin at the Athens School of Fine Arts. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Graffiti artists tackle Greeces financial crisis

A 2014 graffiti artwork titled "5€" by street artist Wild Drawing in Athens. Flanked by the shuttered windows of an abandoned old house, a haggard face supported in its hands looks out of a wall. On the crepitating stucco below, a battered 5-euro banknote is painted. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Graffiti artists tackle Greeces financial crisis

A work called "I Need Job, Not Speech" by artist Wild Drawing. The mural refers to Greece's shockingly high unemployment rate, which despite a small decrease remains higher than 25 percent. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Graffiti artists tackle Greeces financial crisis

A woman walks next a mural about the Greek financial crisis in Athens. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Graffiti artists tackle Greeces financial crisis

A stencil work by an artist who uses the name Wild Drawing shows a fake road sign with a little car in the blue and white Greek colours tumbling off a crumbling euro currency sign into the water. It’s called “Keep Away.” (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Graffiti artists tackle Greeces financial crisis

A graffiti artwork titled "Death of Euros" made by French street artist Goin at the Athens School of Fine Arts. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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