Kenyan Graffiti Artist Honoured With Dutch Prize

A controversial Kenyan graffiti artist is one of the winners of the 2012 Prince Claus Prize. The annual prize, named after the late husband of Dutch Queen Beatrix, is awarded to people who make a difference in terms of culture or development. The artist, Boniface Mwangi, paints graffiti in Nairobi, denouncing the corrupt practices of his country’s politicians. They often feature vultures because he says, “they show our leaders for who they are: they’re scavengers”.

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