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Blog entry by S4S posted 04-13-2014 07:40 PM 1171 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Teatralnoye Delo theatrical production company, which recently commissioned Pasha P183 to create scenery for the musical “Todd,” said the artist died Monday in Moscow. It wouldn’t elaborate.

Teatralnoye Delo’s spokeswoman Regina Vartsan, who knew the artist personally, described him Wednesday as a “sincere and open person of remarkable talent and unique vision.”

Like Banksy, and late U.S. artist Keith Haring, Pasha P183 started out painting graffiti in the dead of night, and recalled being detained numerous times by Moscow police.

One of his most famous works was painted on the ground in a snow-covered yard and features a huge pair of glasses, with a lamppost serving as one arm. Another piece showed chocolate bars painted on a panel of concrete, an image he said reflected his abhorrence of the commercialization of art and life.

“I wanted that work to carry the most important message … that a person mustn’t sell himself,” he said in a rare interview posted on adme.ru last year. “I made a chocolate bar that can’t be bought, using a giant panel of concrete.”

He said the work provided a more optimistic ending for a film he made -the original one had the hero jumping out of the window to his death, while the alternative had him landing safely in front of the chocolate bar.

Little was known about the artist, who carefully protected his identity. In the same interview, he described himself as an “anarchist” and spoke with contempt about the “constant run for money” in Moscow.

Many of his street works had political undertones and carried an apparent reference to a recent wave of massive street protests in Moscow against President Vladimir Putin’s rule. One showed a protester lighting a flare and another work had shield-carrying riot police on a subway station’s glass doors.

“Put simply, I want to teach people in this country to tell lies from the truth and to tell bad from good,” he said in an interview with Russia Today television, wearing a black ski mask that covered most of his face. “This is what our people still cannot do.”

Despite all that, he said he didn’t consider himself a political artist and hated politics just as much as he hated advertising.

The artist has claimed to have had many professions since graduating from a university, working as a computer expert, photographer, cameraman, film director and even child psychiatrist. He scoffed at comparisons to Banksy, saying they belittled his own style.

The rock musical “Todd” is currently showing in Moscow.

“It was a colossal work,” Pasha P183 wrote on his Facebook page of the production of the scenery. “If I die tomorrow, I can at least feel that I have left something real behind.” ( April , 2013 )

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#1 posted 04-14-2014 12:05 AM

This was posted by redsled ,...don’t know if he drew it but….quite funny either way . I hope he didn’t mind me adding a bit of color : )

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#2 posted 04-14-2014 12:19 AM

virtual
[ vúrchoo əl ] adj.
definition

1.being something in practice: being something in effect even if not in reality or not conforming to the generally accepted definition of the term .

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#3 posted 04-14-2014 12:24 AM

Thanks for posting that moment ! , I still don’t understand what it means though .

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#4 posted 04-14-2014 12:26 AM

No Probleem-O mate ! , I’LL send you a pm and explain it further .

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#5 posted 04-14-2014 12:40 AM

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Gone Virtual ….......as in….......gone fish’n …...’gone virtual’ . soon to replace ‘do not disturb’ as
an icon placed on door handles world wide .

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#6 posted 04-14-2014 01:22 AM

This guy says that he knows where to get the most authentic and best tasting
Mexican food in Denver ….......oddly…......I totally believe that he does.

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#7 posted 04-14-2014 01:39 AM

After a hard day working with computers , most people just want to come home ,
relax in the living room , and watch their grass grow .

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#8 posted 04-14-2014 02:29 AM

Luberjosks Selfie of the Week

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#9 posted 04-14-2014 04:59 AM

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#10 posted 04-14-2014 02:34 PM

Sideburns lend credibility.

-- ~Tony

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#11 posted 04-14-2014 02:48 PM

They do indeed .

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#12 posted 04-15-2014 03:43 AM

It’s funny you said most of the stuff I was going to see in the comment section :)

Since you said it I am changing it slightly…

Thanks for posting all this stuff Moment. I relate to most of it in different settings and probably mean something different for you. I like the wall art most.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#13 posted 04-18-2014 03:03 PM

Absolutely WONDERFUL Share thank you my friend ! (what if you have a really small silver beard and no hair on top ?)

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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