ABOVE BLOOD DIAMONDS
In what could possibly be one of the biggest Street Art swindles of the year (and it's still early 2012) California-born artist, ABOVE, recently made his political mark on the infamous African conflict diamond issue. How did he do it? By going straight to the source, a six-block compound in Johannesburg that houses over 300 diamond traders and South Africa’s Diamond Board and State Traders Association. According to his own account, the artist lied to the compound owners by telling them that he would paint "Diamonds Are A Woman's Best Friend" and then actually hijacked the rest of the wall space to add "And A Man's Worst Enemy." Talk about being had. Suckers!