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The politics of street art

In this wild political moment in our country’s history, it’s not surprising that everywhere you look, there’s a street mural — or maybe even a flag — depicting a political figure, love ’em or hate ’em.

Strolling around the East Village on Saturday, Everynight Charley Crespo couldn’t help but spot a few prime examples.

Saturday morning, an artist using a hydraulic lift was painting a mural of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the side of a four-story building at 11th St. and First Ave.

A Ruth Bader Ginsburg mural going up on First Ave. (Photo by Everynight Charley Crespo)

Around the same time, an anti-de Blasio flag was noticed flying off of a lamppost next to an outdoor seating structure at Kavasutra Kava Bar, on E. 10th St. The kava bar put up the flag.

Not a de Blasio fan at Kavasutra. (Photo by Everynight Charley Crespo)

Later that evening, Crespo noticed still more political art, at the northeast corner of Seventh St. and First Ave. On the side of a tenement building, a mural by DeGrupo depicts a vampiric Rudy Giuliani.

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