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What an interesting week it’s been for Melbourne street art. Soon after the snapchat fight between Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Taylor Swift, went viral, Melbourne artist LUSH whipped up a controversial memorial piece to Swift in Hosier lane, with the face updated with a character and text changed to Harambe, and then yet again altered – this time with Kanye’s face mysteriously appearing.

The story of the changing face in Hosier lane proved to go viral itself with news articles in the Vogue, Herald Sun Acclaim Mag, BBC News and Yahoo news, US Magazine, Buzzfeed. Lush also posted two videos on Instagram account which at the time of this post had nearly 100,000 views…

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I also helped to make Taylor Smith famous @privatekanye

A video posted by lushsux (@lushsux) on Jul 21, 2016 at 9:12pm PDT

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.