Saturday, October 22, 2016

Rome ‘decorum cops’ remove mural showing Pope Francis as graffiti artist

REUTERS
By Philip Pullella
Rome ‘decorum cops’ remove mural showing Pope Francis as graffiti artist By Philip Pullella October 19, 2016 
ITALY---A larger-than-life mural showing Pope Francis as a sneaky graffiti artist painting peace signs on a wall near the Vatican was taken down by Rome’s “decorum cops” on Wednesday just hours after it went up. The mural showed the pope on a step ladder playing a game of tic-tac-toe by painting circular peace signs in place of zeros as a Swiss Guard in a billowing uniform acts as a lookout against witnesses or police. Street artist Mauro Pallotta, who signs his work “Maupal”, painted it on paper in his studio and pasted it up with glue and lacquer on a corner near the Vatican overnight.  [link]