The author of the famous graffiti Icons of the Revolution that gets painted on the facade of the store Emporium in Kiev on the street Grushevskogo, appealed to Ukrainians with a statement in which he called reports about the beginning of works on restoration of an attempt of fraud and public relations. This artist with the alias Sociopath wrote on his page in Facebook.

“I like you, sorry that happened to you. However, none of the representatives of state institutions, except for ordinary Ukrainians, not turned to me with a request to restore the picture. I hope you understand that the unauthorized renewal in this situation is impossible”, – said the artist.

He also answered the statement of the shop owner Igor Dotsenko that his work can be bought in the market.

“I don’t sell his work, Souvenirs, etc., therefore, I urge you not to buy stolen goods”, – he said.

Sociopath also promised to restore the destroyed drawings when “the situation will get proper development.”

“I read that a group of artists, like, tomorrow – September 4, will restore the pictures without my participation. It’s a shame, but this step, for me, is nothing more than an attempt to deceive us all and to be promoted on this situation,” – said the author of the work.

He notes that a trilogy of pictures in a single copy in his collection, as well as the stencils that were created in 2014 on the facade of the building. “They’re still in maydanovskoy soot,” added the artist.

See also: Protesters broke the window of the store “the Emporium” (updated)

Today, September 3, from the front of the furniture store on the street Hrushevsky in Kyiv erased Patriotic graffiti depicting Taras Shevchenko, Ivan Franko and Lesya Ukrainka. Later Kiev artists have stated that they will restore painted on the facade of the building on the street graffiti era of independence in the photos.

According to Vice Prime Minister Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, for the destruction of the Patriotic graffiti is a criminal offense.

Earlier, the Minister of culture Yevhen Nyshchuk said that the Ministry of culture, together with partners, will search for options to restore the graffiti.

Tomorrow, September 4, held a joint briefing of the Ukrainian Institute of national remembrance, the Museum of the Maidan, and artists and public figures about the destruction of the historical monument.

Ukrainian Institute of national memory is preparing an appeal to the police and the Prosecutor General’s office on the fact of vandalism. “Graffiti on Grushevskogo is a monument of history according to the order of the Ministry of culture from 15.10.2014 N869. Their destruction is a crime and subject to part 2 of article 298 of the Criminal code – deliberate illegal destruction, destruction, damage to cultural heritage site or part thereof is a fine of up to 2350 UAH or restriction or deprivation of liberty for up to three years with a possible prohibition to hold certain positions,” says the Institute.

See also: the GPU has opened proceedings in the case of graffiti.

The scandal erased graffiti: the author of the work appealed to Ukrainians 04.09.2017

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