Blu’s Controversial Wall of Brainless Soldiers

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Street artist Blu has composed an anti-war mural for festival “Draw The Line” in Campobasso, Italy.

More info about the mural (published by Redazione on July 7th, 2011, at Artribune. Translated from Italian):

The big issue is that this is perhaps a taboo for many people: one of the many young people (mostly from the South), who are ready to enlist get their hair shaved, and then their brain is removed to make way for a military helmet. Yesterday all hell broke loose: they begin to talk about cancelling this project. Since it seems to be offensive. They discuss a complete removal of the mural…

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