The surpisingly rare street art featuring Edward Snowden

July 16th, 2013 | By | 6 Comments »
Portrait by (I think) Thierry Ehrmann at the Abode of Chaos. Photo by Thierry Ehrmann.

Portrait by (I think) Thierry Ehrmann at the Abode of Chaos. Photo by Thierry Ehrmann.

There’s been surprisingly little street art or graffiti about Edward Snowden, the patriot who leaked information to the press about the NSA’s massive internet spying programs. I would think that street artists would jump at the chance to make art in solidarity with Snowden, but so far that hasn’t been the case. The two pieces here by Thierry Ehrmann aren’t even on the street in the sense of being placed in truly public view, they are in his outdoor museum Abode of Chaos. I also found work by PosterBoy, Bamn and Eclair Acuda Bandersnatch. There was also this projection in Berlin, but I guess I’m looking more specifically for street artists who are taking up the cause.

PosterBoy

PosterBoy. Photo by PosterBoy.

Eclair Acuda Bandersnatch

Eclair Acuda Bandersnatch. Photo by Steve Rhodes.

Bamn. Photo by Jamie NYC.

Bamn. Photo by Jamie NYC.

Portrait by (I think) Thierry Ehrmann at the Abode of Chaos. Photo by Thierry Ehrmann.

Portrait by (I think) Thierry Ehrmann at the Abode of Chaos. Photo by Thierry Ehrmann.

This is what I’ve been able to find so far. If you know of more Snowden-related street art or graffiti, please let me know in the comments section of this post.

Photos by Steve Rhodes, Jamie NYC, Thierry Ehrmann and PosterBoy


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  • BAMN

    Not the best graf, but it’s the best I could do on a busy intersection with stock caps:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bamnx/9303867672/

  • NoLions

    T.WAT in London did this peice which pretty specifically refers to the issues exposed by Snowden

  • http://ribbonbomb.com/ RIBBONBOMB

    I put together a post called art v. NSA on my blog and while compiling content, was also really surprised by the lack of Snowden street art, but I think more will start to turn up as more people process their outrage about what is happening. Thanks for this post!

  • wiredforsound

    SFO south of Market at Folsom & 10th – http://www.flickr.com/photos/wiredforsound23/9313552492/

  • Camo

    something I did in Sydney a couple of weeks ago :)

  • Evan Parr

    Gotta love these marks, and their Guerrilla Propaganda. lol Politics is kayfabe.