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Gallery: Dubai's Anonymous SAMO Scrawls
March 23, 2011
Prophetic messages found across the Barsha district
- Text by Simone Sebastian
In the late 70s, downtown New York became the canvas for a young Jean-Michel Basquiat and his ‘SAMO’ tags. It’s hard to say if Dubai is harbouring a Basquiat in-the-making, but these cryptic, poignant and (in one case) prophetic messages have been popping up all over the Barsha and TECOM neighbourhoods.
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