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— "Don’t Be Afraid"
Ilya Malkin, Moscow, March 2011.

About the author.

Ilya Malkin asked us not to give any information about him besides the facts that he doesn’t do graffiti, he is not an artist and he lives somewhere in Udmurtia (which seems to be a lie).

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About the work.

Nobody knows if Jimi Hendrix was afraid of coming upon the stage or playing the guitar, but if there was a possibility of asking: “I’m afraid of coming upon the stage and playing the guitar. What should I do?” — he would definitely answer : “Don’t be afraid.” Let’s consider the work of Ilya Malkin a Jimi Hendrix quotation — so we won’t have to interpret the work that doesn’t need interpretation.

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