Kiwie in Kalnciema str. (erased after home repair)

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Jessica G. on February 25, 2008

What is the story of these "kiwies?" What is a kiwie?

Ainars M -2 on February 26, 2008

Hi, Phoenix, thanks for Your interest! :)

Unfortunately I don't know much about graffity artist, who used pseudonym "Kiwie". I discovered him drawings very first time in last summer and on first I thought, this is one of those many stencil artists around there. But after repeated seeing similar drawings near city center, I finally opened my eyes and discovered than drawings actually are numbers around my daily path, and each one are different from previous one. Differences in characters, or differences in colour sets used. (Many of them created by great dose of humour!) :D

I start collect photos of them and in just few weeks I count about ~30 places. :) On first months I know nothing about artist and thought about it as my big secret, and I am only one, who discovered this hidden form of street art! :D

In November month in Riga, was new talent Artists festival "Candy Bomber" and in frame of event, few street artists was invited too.

From now I know artist name and know him blog(?), chat(?) pages adress too.

I think, peoples around in town like those drawings and accept if they see appearing something new from this characters, but creating this kind of art on public buildings is illegal task and if cought by police, can get great fine tickets! :DD

I hope, than taking just photos of this art is enough legal and will be great saving for future, if some of this drawings will be cleaned or erased. (For example, drawing, seen in this photo, not existed anymore. In October or November this building was repaired and repaint.)

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Photo taken in Āgenskalns, Zemgale Suburb, Riga, Latvia

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