Toronto's Mayor, Rob Ford, has inadvertently inspired many graffiti artists to create very public works of art throughout downtown depicting the mayor in an unfavourable way.
Since being elected Toronto's Mayor, Rob Ford has declared a "War on Graffiti" and opposed funding to the Arts as well as supporting cuts to many cultural and arts programs. He has seen to the removal of many public murals, some of which were commissioned pieces on private property, and doesn't seem to distinguish between what is graffiti tagging, what is art and what is a mural.
In this ongoing series of images we witness the backlash of local graffitists and artists who have taken over the walls and free spaces in the city core. Every style of street art has been represented, from paste-ups to stencils, giant posters and murals. Toronto graffiti artist Spud has taken up the cause and his Rob Ford heads adorn the city at every turn. Even Canada's infamous 'Listen Bird' artist has weighed in with several pieces in the west end neighbourhood of Parkdale.
This third volume of images is now into Ford's 2nd year of his four year term as mayor. We're still only at the beginning of what I'm sure will continue to be a very busy 2 more years for the mayor, me and Toronto's graffiti and arts scene.