Beast (street artist)

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Beast is an Italian anonymous contemporary street artist from Milan.[1]

Early life[edit]

Beast is the pseudonym for an anonymous Milan-based street artist who has been active on the streets of Europe and United States since 2009, with a focus on stencils at first and later at creating digital collages aiming to highlight political and social issues.[2][3][4]


Beast created public artworks that portray well-known political figures including Donald Trump,[5] Angela Merkel,[6][7] Marine Le Pen,[8] Matteo Renzi,[9] Silvio Berlusconi,[10] Matteo Salvini[11][12] and Mario Draghi.[13]

Beast uses photo manipulation technique[14] to create his works as well as wheat pasting and billboard hijacking methods[15] to place his works in the public sphere.

Art exhibitions[edit]

Year Exhibition City
2019 Affordable Art Fair [16] Milan
2018 Stroke Art Fair[17] Munich
2017 Public Art Festival[18][19] Athens
2017 Oxford International Art Fair[20] Oxford
2016 H Views Politics in Art[21] Zurich
2016 Grenoble Street Art Festival[22] Grenoble
2016 Dream Factory[6] Milan


  • Catz, Jérôme (2015). Street Art le Guide (in French). Flammarion. ISBN 978-2081358805.
  • Ganz, Nicholas (2015). Street Messages. Dokument Press. ISBN 978-9185639731.


  1. ^ "Guerrilla art, Berlusconi come Lennon" [Guerilla art, Berlusconi like Lennon]. la Repubblica (in Italian). 2010-06-04. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  2. ^ "Incisive and thought-provoking works by Beast". Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  3. ^ Jasmine Lark (2017-12-17). "Biography of Beast". Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  4. ^ Giampiero Rossi (2018-04-18). "Milano, il misterioso Beast che ride dei politici. «I miei quadri regalati alle strade»" [Milan, the mysterious Beast that laughs at politicians. «My paintings given to the streets»]. Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  5. ^ "Renzi è Napoleone e la Boschi una pin up: i politici rivisitati da Beast in mostra" [Renzi is Napoleon and the Boschi a pin up: the politicians revisited by Beast on display]. la Repubblica (in Italian). 2016-07-05. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  6. ^ a b Giampiero Rossi (2016-06-09). "Gli sberleffi di Beast esposti per la prima volta in una galleria" [Milino Salvini as Hitler]. Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  7. ^ "Merkel als Ikone" [Merkel as an icon]. Spiegel Online (in German). 2016-05-10. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  8. ^ "Beast". Hypocrite Design. 2018. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  9. ^ "Milano, la street art rilegge la politica: celebra Renzi e i suoi nemici" [Milan, street art re-read politics: celebrating Renzi and his enemies]. la Repubblica (in Italian). October 17, 2015. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  10. ^ Lucia Landoni (2018-02-19). "Politici in posa come modelli sui totem pubblicitari a Milano: da Meloni 'sfollata' all'abbraccio di Bersani e D'Alema" [Politicians posing as models on advertising totems in Milan: from Meloni 'displaced' to the embrace of Bersani and D'Alema]. la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  11. ^ Lucia Landoni (2018-06-26). "Milano, Salvini come Hitler: in via Palermo il poster del "Fuhrer" Matteo" [Milan, Salvini as Hitler: in via Palermo the poster of the "Fuhrer" Matteo]. la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  12. ^ "Milano, Salvini come Hitler: il manifesto di Beast in via Palermo" [Milino Salvini as Hitler]. Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 2018-06-26. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  13. ^ "Street art, dalla Merkel a Salvini: il 'business dei migranti' sui muri di Milano" [Street art, from Merkel to Salvini: the 'business of migrants' on the walls of Milan]. Il Fatto Quotidiano (in Italian). 2015-04-21. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  14. ^ ""Kάντε την Ελλάδα Ελλάδα Ξανά": Ατομική του Beast για το 2ο Φεστιβάλ Δημόσιας Τέχνης" ["Make Greece Greece Again": Beast's Individual for the 2nd Festival of Public Art]. (in Greek). 2017-06-12. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  15. ^ "Manhattan Gets It Up : Beast Fools With Subway Map". 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  16. ^ Ronchi, Giulia (January 26, 2019). "I migliori tre stand di Affordable Art Fair 2019 a Milano secondo Artribune". (in Italian). Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  17. ^ Bailey, Christie (October 15, 2017). "Coverage: Stroke Art Fair 2017". Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  18. ^ "Ξεκινά το 2ο Φεστιβάλ Δημόσιας Τέχνης με θεματική ενότητα «Επιβίωση»". May 5, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  19. ^ "Make Greece Greece Again". Kathimerini. June 16, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  20. ^ "Beast Italy". Oxford International Art Fair. p. 11. Retrieved August 7, 2018 – via issuu.
  21. ^ "H-Views". 2016. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  22. ^ Corubolo, Charline (December 20, 2016). ""Art engagé" : les activistes de l'art sont à Spacejunk". Le petit bulletin Grenoble. Retrieved August 4, 2018.

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