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eL Seed’s graffiti on Lebuh Ampang removed

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You may have heard of French-Tunisian street artist eL Seed, most recognised for his ‘Perception’ project in the Garbage City settlement of Manshiyat Naser, located in downtown Cairo.

The mural, painted across 50 different buildings, can be viewed as a whole only if you stand back and view it from a hillside looking down on the dilapidated houses.

You may have also heard that eL Seed left his mark in KL, having painted a ‘calligraffiti’ on the walls facing Wisma Allianz in Lebuh Ampang. We passed by the area recently and were surprised to find that the graffiti has been whitewashed. Now, only faint traces of purple and blue paint are left on the pipes that are attached to the walls. 

The original graffiti by eL Seed

The hidden-in-plain-sight graffiti – which boasted broad strokes, colours, and the Malay adage ‘melentur buluh biar dari rebungnya’ written in Jawi script – was created when eL Seed was in town for the MOCAfest last year. 

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