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Mr. Fish Goes to Egypt

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Posted on Feb 8, 2011
Mr. Fish - Walk Like An Egyptian

Well, the artist himself might not have been there in person, but one of Mr. Fish’s latest and greatest creations turned up on the streets of Egypt, as Al-Jazeera’s live blog about the ongoing protests in Cairo and around the country demonstrated Monday. Go, Fish!  —KA

To see Mr. Fish’s art in Egypt, click on the link below and scroll down to the fifth image on the page.

Al-Jazeera:

From our headquarters in Doha, we keep you updated on all things Egypt, with reporting from Al-Jazeera staff in Cairo and Alexandria.

[...] 8:44pm Ahmad Nagib, one of the organisers of the protests in Tahrir Square told Al-Jazeera: “We are not scared of being martyred, but we don’t want to be shot at the back by state security.”

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By NYCartist, February 13, 2011 at 11:25 am Link to this comment
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Wonderful.

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By Spooky-43, February 12, 2011 at 2:09 am Link to this comment

The combining of images which have become basically pop-art, does not constitute anything real or worthwhile.  Just something that you can paint on your t-shirt, so you can think you are cool.  Just one more type of exploitatiion, mindless and meaningless, unless you think the images representing the killing of thousands in the name of ideology and/or ruler-for-life, dictatorial governments are somehow capable of inspiring liberty and freedom.

No matter how valid you think your ideology is, if I must be forced to follow it, it is not sustainable.
The poles of the political spectrum are not left/right or republican/democrat or capitalism/socialism, but the true poles are freedom/bondage.  Any political or religious ideology should be measured or judged by whether it moves its adherents towards greater freedom or towards greater bondage. 

The real question is whether the Egyptians are moving towards greater freedom or greater bondage.  Time will tell, but if armed revolution and pharaonic-like or governments are the symbols of their future, it doesn’t look too promising. 

I am hoping that Fish’s often mindless cartoons are not representative of Egypt’s future in this case.

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By Peter Knopfler, February 11, 2011 at 5:37 pm Link to this comment

GREAT ART MR: FISH I HOPE YOU DON¨T MIND ME SHOWING AND
GIVING CREDIT TO YOU; MR: FISH,ON MY FACE BOOK; THANK
YOU FISH; I´ll never look at fish the same way again,
before and after Fish Art!

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By Tom Larsen, February 11, 2011 at 4:23 pm Link to this comment
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It is a handsome image. However, it doesn’t have much to do with the Egyptian revolution. Setting aside that the Sphinx was a symbol of the pharaonic ruling class - not the Egyptian people - what’s happening in Egypt today has been a mass-based and peaceful uprising very unlike the Cuban revolution carried out by a small guerrilla army symbolized by the face of “Che” Guevara.

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