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Wooster Collective points us to a great street art protest piece from Birmingham, Alabama. In 1978, Michael Mojher painted a vibrant mural titled “Geo-Chromatic Progress” with the help of a group of underemployed artists. The work took 18 months to complete, but was tragically painted over recently by realtors who wanted to rent the building.
In retaliation to this, three local artists; DAZE, ROKE and PRIEST, put up a clever piece which shows the paint being peeled away to reveal the mural underneath.
"I live in Birmingham, AL and while there is not a lot of street art we sometimes receive a gift like this. Nn 1978 a mural was painted on the side of this building and it stayed that way until a few months ago when realtors decided they wanted to rent the building. DAZE and ROKE (both bham artists), and PRIEST (of Mobile, AL) a few days ago did the piece below showing the kid peeling off the paint to once again reveal the mural underneath."