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Israeli Street Art Collective Headed to London Gallery

Haifa-based Broken Fingaz Crew following in the footsteps of artists like Banksy, D*face, and Shepard Fairey Read More

By / April 20, 2012
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Broken Fingaz Crew, the gritty street art collective from Haifa, is heading to London’s renowned Old Truman Brewery for a solo exhibition. Charlotte Jansen, the London and Paris city editor for ARTSlant, talked to the artists involved in this bold, mixed-media venture:

The BFC’s work has naturally built up an often complex, symbiotic dialogue with Haifa. The city provides them with a canvas and has helped launch their careers; they have created their own community here, running music nights, pop-up stores, and opening up a graffiti shop and gallery—FingaPrints, now named Bardo. “We love Haifa: the land, the food,” Unga said. “So, of course the fact that we grew up here and still live and work from here is something that comes out in our work in one way or another. Most of our works aren’t political, probably because Israel is such a politically charged country, that art is kind of our escape to normality.”

Broken Fingaz’s Graffiti Art [Tablet Magazine]

(images from exhibition)

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