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New urban canvas for Taiwan's graffiti artists

Rundown districts around the island have become legalised graffiti zones

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Graffiti artists Joker (left), Jimmy Cheng (centre), Vestar Fu (right) and Bio (on ladder) in front of their latest artwork. While some artists welcome the chance to show off their skills without repercussions, others say sticking to areas approved by the authorities goes against the spirit of the anti-establishment art form.

Taipei

ONCE vilified by the authorities and threatened with jail, Taiwan's graffiti artists are now being encouraged to get out their spray cans to revive urban areas.

Rundown districts around the island have become legalised graffiti zones as Taiwan seeks to cast itself as a hub

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