Nice piece today on Egypt’s Graffiti Artists by Lois Farrow Parshley in The Atlantic, with a slide show of some Cairo street art and a profile with artist Mohamed Fahmy (alias Ganzeer). I have been admiring his “bread-delivery bicyclist confronts tank” painting for weeks now (the Atlantic doesn’t show the tank, and I’ve been unable to take a good photo of it yet either). The article also explains the the large panda behind it.
See also their earlier post, back in May, about political painting at the aspiring middle-class Faculty of Fine Arts down the street from us.
There have been lots of these stories; more pretty pix here: