The street artist known as the “Russian Banksy,” Pasha P183, has been found dead in Moscow, according to reports.
He was 29.
Teatralnoye Delo theatrical production company, which had commissioned the artist to create a mural for its production "Todd,” said he died Monday, the Associated Press reported. Teatralnoye Delo did not release further information.
Pasha P183 was known for leaving artistic installations and politically fueled murals across Moscow, including riot police painted on subway doors and a masked protester holding a flare that caught fire. One of his most well-known pieces was a pair of oversized spectacles drawn in snow with a street lamp serving as the open stem.
Little was know about Pasha P183’s personal life, including his identity, although the artist filmed himself at work and gave interviews explaining his “anarchist” art.