Originally a stencil painted in Cairo by Shehab, No to Stripping the People symbolizes a specific instance from December 2010 in which a young woman was publicly beaten by Egyptian military in Tahrir Square. During the attack, the police disrobed half of the woman’s abaya, revealing her blue bra. The image of the bra quickly became a symbol of the abuse by the Egyptian military. “The blue bra is to remind us of our shame as a nation when we allow a veiled woman to be stripped and beaten on the street,” described Shehab in a 2012 interview.
Silkscreen on paper
Edition of 50
Size: 26 x 20 inches
Signed and numbered by artist. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Station 16 has selected 16 street artists from around the globe, each to represent their home country. This collection of prints will act as a street art map of the world. One artist and print will be released each month, from a different country, until all 16 are revealed. We call this project, "A Global Street Art Story" (GSAS)