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Australian street artist and old mate ADNATE recently spent a few days painting the rear of a building in Fitzroy on the streets of Melbourne in Australia.

The three storey mural features the Dalai Lama whom he met in person last year in India. He was very moved after the meeting and wanted honoured to paint him. In his words “I believe the Dalai Lama needs as much exposure as he can get as he’s a great advocate of peace, compassion and resilience to the world”

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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.