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Iranian Artists Graffiti My Heart

We love art. Especially when art is sharing a forbidden message. An ode to our favorite graffiti artists  (and a special introduction to someone new): 

ICY AND SOT.

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Stencil artist born in Tabriz, Iran… and now they’re addressing social global issues around the world through their work in cities like LA, Chicago, New Orleans, and their new home base: BROOKLYN – without fear of being charged with…

SATANISM.

Manhattan, NY

Manhattan, NY

Their signature stencil: the walking boy. Which ICY and SOT use to represent the children of Iran, trying to remain children despite the fact that their innocence is tested everyday.

icyandsot

Tabriz, Iran

ICY and SOT:

Most of our work is about the experiences we’ve had, but our work is not just about Iran; it’s global.”

Bronx, NY

Bronx, NY

To these incredible artists, what doesn’t kill you only makes you strongerAnd we’re so grateful that your art will continue and will undoubtedly speak to many generations of Iranians… and Americans. 

Make Art Not War

Make Art Not War

These artists scream peace, love, war, hate, hope, despair, children, human rights…

Tabriz, Iran

Tabriz, Iran

Also, they really nailed the Persian/hipster look… and we’re down with it.

Brothers ICY and SOT. Photo credit: Vanity Fair

Brothers ICY and SOT. Photo credit: Vanity Fair

We’re not done…

Introducing: TATYANA FAZLALIZADEH.

Her latest project is all about female empowerment: 

“Stop Telling Women to Smile.”

Deanna, Chicago, 2013

Deanna, Chicago, 2013

This project strives to address gender based street harassment and consists of portraits of women who share their untold stories of harassment with everyone – even if they don’t care to listen.

women

She’s half Black and half Iranian. And she’s not afraid to share what’s on her mind.

The Roots Mural

The Roots Mural

Are we missing your favorite artist? Share away… we’re always stalking.

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