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Delhi's Been Taken Over By Incredibly Cool Street Art; Here Are The Folks Responsible

Hey New Delhi, this is what you should be taking selfies with.

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The festival commenced on December 2015 and will continue till February 2016. For the first leg, street artists are turning New Delhi's famous Lodhi Colony area into the country's first public art district– the Lodhi Art District.

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"Padma" by French artist Chifumi was one of the first pieces of the Lodhi Art District.


Indian artists have been joined by counterparts from around the world, including countries like Japan, Netherlands and France.

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For this piece, Dutch artist Niels Shoe Meulman used "Calligraffiti"– an art form he developed, to illustrate a poem he wrote.

And they're slowly turning Lodhi Colony into quite the spectacle.

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Artist Suiko's depiction of the Lotus, India's national flower, included Japanese characters and his trademark curved lines.

Hanif Kureshi, co-founder and creative director, told BuzzFeed, "Lodhi Colony is an ideal place for the public art gallery in Delhi. The perfectly aligned walls serve as a perfect canvas for each participating artist."

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Mahendra Pawar and his team are here from Samode, Rajasthan, which is famous for its painted havelis. Here they are adorning a wall opposite Khanna market with a traditional Shekhawati painting.

"New Delhi has mostly been traditional in terms of artistic expression. Museums and cultural centres are not integrated into city life and they don't convey its identity," said Giulia Ambrogi, co-founder and creator.

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This mural, being painted by Delhi based artist Rakesh Memrot, is dedicated to Gond Art, which is native to Central India.

Lodhi Colony isn't the only area they're working on in New Delhi. "Work In Progress" is an upcoming event, where artists will paint over 100 shipping containers to create a massive street art exhibition.

St+art India hopes that the entire campaign can become a case study for a good, prolific practice of public and contemporary art for society.

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This mural by Indian artist Horus, titled 'GARB AGE', is a subtle take on consumerism and its effect on the world around us.