Russian Street Artist Pasha 'P183' Dies

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Pasha P183, often dubbed 'Russia's Banksy,' died yesterday at age 29 of unknown causes. While he scoffed at comparisons to Banksy, his work can be seen on the streets of Moscow and Petersburg. "I would like for people to learn how to differentiate between the false show that they are being shown and the real one" he once said. "I am for people changing themselves, so that they don't pass the poor, so they help each other, so they look for some kind of alternative in their lives, in their mindset, in the world around them."  

Pasha 183 R.I.P.

Street Art // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
The 29-year old Russian street artist, Pasha 183, passed away Monday in Moscow. Widely known by many residents of Russia, his work was large in scale and often-contained strong political undertones. However, he once described himself as an “Anarchist,” not a political artist and held a strong distaste for advertising. In an interview posted on adme.ruhe said, “I wanted that work to carry the most important message ... that a person mustn’t sell himself.” “I made a chocolate bar that can’t be bought, using a giant panel of concrete.”

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