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Artful vandalism

Posted by G.A. Matiasz on December 1, 2013

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So, we’re walking down the street, me and my wife, when we encounter this street art. At first, I call them street saints in my blog, but then I do a bit of sleuthing. Turns out they’re jazz saints, done by Montreal graffiti artist who tags herself Miss Me. Originally from Geneva, Switzerland, Miss Me is a street artist, jazz singer, and feminist whose work has been described by a fan as follows. “her wheatpastes can be found around the city, ranging in size but always consistent in their incredible, intricate detail, stark stylization and often overtly sexual imagery featuring the personas of female characters like jasmine, betty boop, the statue of liberty, or jazz icons nina simone, billie holiday, miles davis or sarah vaughn. […] her street art is at once provocative and thought-provoking – one of those astutely femme productions that stick in your mind just for the sheer badass-ness that resonates so powerfully.”

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Here are some links where you can find info on Miss Me. And there are some examples of her street art sprinkled throughout this post.

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