“The Kiss” in Syria Goes VIRAL

Syrian artist Tammam Azzam took the twittersphere by storm last week when he posted an image of Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss” superimposed on the facade of a bullet-ridden building in Damascus. The photoshopped image — which some mistook for an actual street-side mural — brought the eye of the art world to the artist’s war-torn home country.


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Describing the motivations behind his digital artwork, Azzam said in a statement:

“I want to discuss how the whole world could be interested in art and on the other hand two hundred people are killed every day in Syria. Goya created a work to immortalize killing of hundreds of innocent Spanish citizens on May 3, 1808. How many May 3rds do we have in Syria today?”

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