DABS1 & KAWS

Exploring the streets of Taipei we stumbled upon DABS1 graffiti on the walls of the Ximen (or Ximending) district of the Taipei metropolis – While looking on google earth street view after the fact I found images of the artist in the process. Coincidence? Easter egg? Interestingly the image appears on ‘google maps‘ but no longer on the web version or desktop version of ‘google earth‘ where I had taken these screen-shots a week ago. The street view images although different now are labeled the same year 2011 – Here’s an article from Vice with more on the Taiwan graffiti scene.

google earth screen shots as of a week ago although dated 2011 as other found screen shots

Brooklyn based artist KAWS had a installation at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei over the last week of January 2019. From the pages of Juxatopoz to happen upon traveling the same week it was up. The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall itself is a site to see just for its use of scale. Press: Highsnobity

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