GRAZIE

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grazie bush lavoro per tutti | thanx mr. bush work for everybody

the “grazie bush” series was done in 2003 in bologna, italy. shortly before and just at the beginning of the “war on terror” in iraq. about 42 “attention 
roadworks” street signs got modified into “attention gravediggers” using stancil technique. thanx to centerblock and free moe

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sweza | © 2003

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quer011
sweza | 2003 | bologna | italy

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grazie_03
sweza | 2008 | berlin | germany

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grazie1
sweza | 2008 | berlin | germany

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sweza | 2003 | bologna | italy

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grazie_02
sweza | 2008 | berlin | germany

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focus

feature in the italian edition of the focus magazine

translation of the italian feature:

“surprising signs. thank you mr. bush- work for everybody.
a “attention roadworks” sign in a pacifistic version, close to the hotel where i work.
it´s not a photomontage. Marco Caleffo”

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tokajo_sweza_bologna
sweza | 2003 | bologna | italy

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feature in the italian newspaper la republica

feature in italian newspaper “la republica”
one of the great left mindet print media in italy. these guys are communists, big time.

“attention warworks- pacifistic street signs
in the pacifistc battle against the war, streetsigns had there first scene on the screen. a silent “blitz” of invisible hands changed the “attention roadworks” signs close to “porta saragozza” into anti usa manifestationes. with the help of a stencil and spray-cans the sign of working men becam sign of undertakers. to complete the message “grazie bush lavoro per tutti” the artist created a gravedigger and signed with a strange tag.”

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sweza | 2003 | bologna | italy
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zic


feature in “zic” magazine

the zic magazine is the organ of the centro sociale ex mercato
they used the image in an article about the war.

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sweza | 2003 | bologna | italy
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all images © sweza | 2009

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