Erased graffiti in downtown Kyiv to be restored

Source : 112 Ukraine

The creator of the graffiti glorifying Euromaidan activists turned to Kyivites to thank for their support
13:28, 4 September 2017

Icons of Revolution, Kyiv, 1

The graffiti called ‘The Icons of Revolution’, painted on the wall at Hrushevkoho Street in the downtown Kyiv will be restored – not long after it was wiped out. Sociopath, the Kyiv-based painter who created these graffiti, posted that on Facebook. He thanked those who supported him and condemned the actions of those who erased the graffiti – in an apparent attempt to dishonor the legacy of Euromaidan movement in Ukraine.

‘I am deeply touched by your response to the fact that ‘The Icons’ at Hrushevkoho Street were destroyed. I am very grateful to all of you for the support, commentaries and messages,’ Sociopath wrote.

According to him, there’s still the original copy of ‘The Icons’; however, not a single official turned to him asking to restore the graffiti.

Sociopath added that a group of artists stated their intentions to restore the graffiti in his absence.

‘That’s insulting, but to me, it rather seems an attempt to fool everyone and hype oneself,’ he wrote.

The scandal broke out in the Ukrainian capital on Monday. Owner of a local shop erased graffiti ‘The Icons of Revolution’, which was a part of exterior of Hrushevskoho Street for about three and a half years. The graffiti displayed famous Ukrainian poets wearing safety helmets, gas masks and other items, which clearly referred to activists of Euromaidan movement in late 2013-early 2014. After the graffiti were removed, a group of angry activists smashed the front door of the shop. Ukraine’s Institute of National Memory turned to the police and Prosecutor General’s Office, demanding to bring the shop’s owner to justice. 

Related: Men vandalized store where graffities of times of Euromaidan were erased

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