A Torontoist reader passed this photo of Mao on a Queen Street West transit shelter on to us. He writes on his flickr site:
On first glance, I thought this was an ad. But on closer inspection, realized someone had removed the Viacom ad, painted this Mao on the back of it, and carefully inserted it back into the transit shelter. Interesting subversive commentary on the commodification of the Queen West West area.
The work doesn’t look like its part of Contact (last year the festival showed work by ex-Talking Head David Byrne) but it seems like it’s in the same vein as the TPSC’s Art Attack project.