On Monday, Stick posted a picture of the election poster at the side of a road on Facebook and said that:
“Well, this happens if you paint in a public space! The CSV used one of my graffiti for their electoral campaign in Luxembourg City without my knowledge.”
Contacted by Delano on 12 September, Stick was reluctant to talk, saying that he didn’t want to make a “public drama” out of it, but that he was against being instrumentalised by any party. He had already contacted the CSV and was currently trying to sort it out with the centre-right party. He said:
“I do not want to be associated with any political party.”
He added that “the best thing for me would be if they would take the big posters down, where you can see my full name.”
“Modern, colourful, multicultural--that is how we see the city.
Some posters from the election campaign show the lead candidate of the CSV and its slogan “Living our city”.
An important part of living in the city for us is start-ups and the creative industry. There is no better place than the slaughterhouse to encapsule this vision, because we want to create a centre for these activities in just that place.
That is why the lead candidate stands on the pavement in front of a wall from the slaughterhouse, which is decorated with graffiti.
Part of such graffiti can be seen as background on these posters.
In this context, the author of the graffiti has spoken out.
I have spoken personally yesterday to the artist and we exchanged our positions.
This has absolutely nothing to do with the political attitude of the artist.”
The artist Yvlo Stick was contacted by Delano, but did not comment again.