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Smug painted the otters wall before he started working on the four storey Grandparents mural in Melbourne. Story goes that the day after it was completed, a less talented person with a spray can decided to cap the whole piece creating heated arguments on social media about the ongoing battle between street art and graffiti on Melbourne’s streets and walls.

The artist saw the humorous side and instead of ignoring what had happened, he posted a pic of the piece with a sharp, witty comment on his Instagram account – such a super way to deal with the issue. Not happy leaving the artwork in that state, he quickly touched it up with his incredible skills before jetting out of the country…… 

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Dean Sunshine

About Dean Sunshine

Dean Sunshine has lived in Melbourne Australia all his life and experienced first hand the graffiti and aerosol art movement as it began there in the 80's. For the last decade he has keenly followed the development of the local street art scene and photographed and documented thousands of works for no other reason than appreciation of the art form. Putting his interest online Dean started his blog called Land of Sunshine in 2010 which led to the self-publication of two books – Land of Sunshine (2012) and Street Art Now (2014) His blog is regularly updated with the latest street art and graffiti in Melbourne and also takes photos when travelling the world. Aside from documentation, he also offers the exterior walls of his warehouse in Brunswick, Melbourne for local and international artists to regularly paint and facilitates large and small street art commissions and projects. All photos are his own unless otherwise specified.