Boxi's 11 Color Stencil - "To Die For"

Most stencil graffiti is done quick and usually no more then 2 colors. This video was done by a someone named Boxi and is called "To Die For." It is made up of 11 different life size stencils. The cool thing about this is the piece is based to two lovers from Afghanistan that tried to elope. The girl was in her late teens and the guy was 21, she was a Sunni and he was a Shiite. They had plans to flee to Iran to get married. The thing is they never told there parents about it cause they knew their parents would oppose. When their parent found out they dispatched gunmen to pursue them. The two were caught then convicted of immoral acts and executed with ak-47s in front of a crowd. The image painted is not of the couple it's more of a tribute. The piece was done in Athen.



If you care to read more about the two lovers.

Info about the stencil taken from here

 

1 comments:

  1. thanks for the background on the people. saw this recently and was blown away by the stencil. the story makes it even more amazing

    on July 2, 2009 at 12:16 AM