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Graffiti Artists Asked To Finish Off Vandalism Too Costly To Remove

Graffiti Artists Asked To Finish Off Vandalism Too Costly To Remove

Cash strapped public transport officials in a Russian town who cannot afford to repaint a graffiti vandalised tram have decided to offer local artists the chance to finish off painting the vehicle – but this time legally.

The city elders in Krasnoturyinsk, a town in western Russia's Sverdlovsk Oblast region, came up with the idea after getting the estimate for repainting the tram after it was vandalised when parked overnight.

Realising they could not afford it, and after the image was shown in local media and received some praise, councillors then voted to have the partially finished graffiti artwork completed by inviting artists to come up with a concept.

The artist that will eventually be chosen will get a small grant to pay for paint and will then be able to use the tram as a showcase for their work as it travels around the city.

The contest is being advertised on VKontakte, the popular Russian version of Facebook, and so far six different local artists have applied for the honour.

Russian graffiti artist Philip Efimov said: "Graffiti is a form of artwork like many others that has a really bad reputation, which does not reflect the fact that actually many graffiti artists are very skilled. This is also of course a good opportunity for whoever wins to really show what they can do and might well lead to other commissions which hopefully will be better paid."

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