Obvious that 2017 is so going to be a great year on the art scene.
Nigerian Graffiti artist Osa Seven announced on his timeline that he has been commissioned by the state government to create an 80 feet public art monument right here in Lagos. He and his team have been working on ways to partner with the government and finally it’s happening. Here’s what the artist had to say:
Last year I posted this image with a caption about how I don’t believe in defacing public spaces, or walls in the name of “Disruptive Art”, even where I’m told that I’m not a real Graffiti artist. My team and I have been working and planning on ways to partner with the government to beautify public spaces and use those platforms to promote socio-cultural teachings as well as nationalism. Today, I’m happy to announce that I have been commissioned by the State Government to create an 80 feet Monument. This artwork has been Commissioned as a key story to be etched in History for many years to come. It’s a great opportunity for us. There are LEGAL ways to do things. Many people take the short cut in the name of “Disruption”…but true Disruption is being able to make people see the value in your work that they Invite you to do more of it!
Image Source: Osa 7