Whaam! Merrill seeks street cred with graffiti and tattoo project

BANK of America Merrill Lynch, sponsor of the Tate Modern’s highly anticipated Lichtenstein exhibition, is also backing a far less traditional venture – an outdoor graffiti art project.

With the retrospective finally opening this week, the firm is getting involved with a Lichtenstein-inspired art education project with Graffiti Life – a collective of tattooists and graphic and interior designers.

The collaboration will see 60 young unemployed people who live in Southwark produce a giant public display on the outside of a local building. Art appreciators will have to wait until March to judge the finished result for themselves.

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