I found this street art piece on Mher Mkrtchyan street, and couldn’t find out who was the author, most likely because street art is one of those ways of self expression that is, to put it softly, not always welcomed by the city governors and police. I also heard a lot of urban inhabitants talking negative about street artists, but mostly couldn’t get why they prefer to have blank clean walls
Anyway, unfortunately this one is becoming more and more actual in Yerevan day by day, and if this paper-poster is something extremely temporary and might not be there anymore when you get to this place, the issue of over-crowding the city by cars is for sure is still going to be there. Knowing how narrow this street is, I can understand why the artist chose exactly this spot. Also – this is a very central location, so many people pass by here, and the ministry of economics is just a few meters away from here. One can assume the artist is probably trying to talk to the decision-makers in his/her own way, non-verbally.
The only question is: why is there nothing in Armenian? Does this mean the artist lost hope talking to authorities in Armenian and chose to ignore them sarcastically by addressing them in a language they might not understand? Anyway, street art of this kind is relatively new for Yerevan, and I think it has good potential to spread more. Sorry walls.