The street artist Dran, born in Toulouse in 1979, is frequently called The French Banksy. These two artists share a critical view of society, power figures and are not afraid to expose their beliefs publicly.

"My father wanted me to work with him in construction, but since my arms are too thin to hold a hammer, I dedicated myself to the drawing," said the artist.

Dran mainly creates paintings, drawings and graffiti art all over France. With his art, he addresses important current issues such as the powers of the authority, sexual harassment, internet addiction, exaggerated media and many more.

Take a look at some of his incredible works and vote for the most powerful ones.

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

Is a bit ironic...we use paper (from downed trees) to pass out “save our forests” flyers!!!

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DimChance Cariad
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4 years ago

Hate Zoos. .

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alwright
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4 years ago

this one is sweet, it conveys the power of imagination in times of isolation

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

This is incredible. I feel this is how the elderly are seen and treated. Just keep giving them more and more pills!!! !!

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Hari Onago
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4 years ago

I had a teacher who would shout at me "WALK WITH YOUR BACK STRAIGHT" every time I arrived at school, in front of everyone. I was a shy, skinny kid and we were forced to carry a bag full of books from and back to school almost everyday because every teacher had homework for us. One day I became so enraged, I screamed back at him: "DO YOU WANT TO HOLD MY BAG, SEE HOW MUCH IT WEIGHTS? MAYBE YOU CAN CARRY IT FOR ME!" Not only did I not get scolded, he did not bother me anymore. We had so much homework and zero free time after class, and all the weight they put on our backs… It's not healthy for the kids. This illustration is so accurate, sure brought back memories :)

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

The homeless are invisible............

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Linda Sayles-Chaney
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4 years ago

Loss of freedom to express....again true and sad. Must be diligent to protect our freedoms!

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Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
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4 years ago

#thoughtsandprayers

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

24/7 whether men or self righteous women want to believe it or not!!!!

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

This is sad, because one day, this will Be True. Children will not know what real animals look like!!!

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Misterscooter
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4 years ago

The starving artist.

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Sierra Hall
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4 years ago

Not trying to be controversial but sometimes we need those little outs to be able to survive. Yes, it's important to know the state of our world, but you also need the little things to make you happy. If we constantly focus on the negative and the horrible things, depression will start kicking in. It's the sanity in the insane.

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Linda Sayles-Chaney
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4 years ago

Yup, the drive to survive in this world. Sad.

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

Sick sense of humor here! Pretty good!

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alwright
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4 years ago

i like this one, the power of imagintion

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Yezid Puerto
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4 years ago

uffffff............ fuck,.............. so accurate :(

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

Hopefully, the Earth will destroy us before we destroy it!! !!

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JJ
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4 years ago

Time to upgrade those flip phones.

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alwright
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4 years ago

the importance of hope

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Pandola
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4 years ago

that's reality...

PyroarRanger
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4 years ago

Sadly...

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MonsterMash
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3 years ago

Lol nice. Total representation of the fat, revolting mouth breathers that support a skeezy porn industry that encourages objectification. Also the kind of garbage that will make comments about women’s bodies as if they are some sort of stunningphysical specimens themselves .

NeatAndNice
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4 years ago

I prefer people watching porn to deal with their needs over people who mistreat other humans.

Monilip
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3 years ago

if you watch porn, these is big chance you're watching some woman (or man) being forced to do it. So - technicly - you're part of mistreating other humans. Not ot mention fact that porn changes people's behaviour and "just watching" hard stuff usually end with hurting real people

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Linda Sayles-Chaney
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4 years ago

So very sick and sad. As long as this is allowed on the internet other people will feed on the sick minds of less healthy minds. Too bad there isn't a pill to cure this sad illness.

Polleekin
Community Member
4 years ago

Not everything can be cured with medication. If someone has a problem with porn it is likely to do with a deeper issue that needs to be addressed. For some it's a healthy expression of sexuality. Sexuality isn't wrong and people have differ ways of exploring it. Thinking real life should imitate porn isn't healthy, but most people know the difference between fantasy and reality.

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Aaron Savage
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4 years ago

Some of us lost the genetic lottery and will never experience real love or affection. The internet is all we have.

Elizabeth Moore
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4 years ago

That is not LOVE at all. That is lust and sex. Once you learn the difference you will realize that real love is out there for everyone.

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

This is now! It will only get worse in the future!

Enomfon Asuquo
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3 years ago

Where is the other hand

Enomfon Asuquo
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3 years ago

sorry I don't think any one got that

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Rachael Jagla
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3 years ago

I am a female and I think the comments about how porn is sick, disturbing and degrades woman are ridiculous. Do I believe that there are genres that are inappropriate and disgusting? Absolutely. But I also believe that mainstream pornography, although unrealistic, it's not necessarily unhealthy. I mean there is a problem with addiction, but it's the same with hundreds of other more harmful things. If you view (legal, "normal") porn in moderation in your own home I don't see anything wrong with that. I also believe that those saying that it degrades and objectifies woman are possibly looking at it from the wrong perspective. The majority of woman in the adult entertainment industry chose to be there, in the position of power with their own sexuality. They make a profit and living off of their beauty and "skills" but so do mainstream models and actresses. I don't see much difference. There is a tremendous difference between the prostitution/sex slave market and pornography.

M. M
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3 years ago

I completely agree

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Dave Axe
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3 years ago

That's me and with the kind of face I have got it's the best I can get.

Anya Santos
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3 years ago

I was mad at my ex bf when i cought him watching porns and adding sluts on his fb.i was devastatedly mad and he didnt do anything to calm me down So i walked out.. instead of making me stay and dont make me leave he told me to stick on what i am doing to him, me walking away And now we are apart its hard but i am struggling

Maggie Crooks
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3 years ago

sad

Bella smith
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3 years ago

Sad

AG Aps
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3 years ago

There's an awesome animation about the same topic: https://vimeo.com/146687239 - it might be uncomfortable to watch for some but I for example love it - the song as well :)

Niño Catubig
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3 years ago

#pornography

Molly A. Block
Community Member
3 years ago

Is that Kim Jong Un?

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Facebook suck in

Jeremy Oliveria
Community Member
3 years ago

Some people need an outlet when they are lonely or are having repressed sexually feelings and some people just crave the attention for exhibitionism

M. M
Community Member
3 years ago

I agree -- I don't understand all the negativity around this one. Yes, the guy depicted in it seems like the typical "weirdo," but normal people watch porn, too. It's not a sin, nor it is something to be ashamed of. It's simply enjoyable, a stress-reliever, or something else of that nature. And people who generally watch porn for those reasons (i.e. people who are NOT like the person depicted in the comic, since most people who watch porn aren't), don't do so on a very frequent basis ... imo.

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Eamonn Anderson
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3 years ago

open your E Y E S

Maria Tag
Community Member
4 years ago

That is what porn really is.

Bob Sacamento
Community Member
3 years ago

Because the Female body is only good for male wank material and thus why it’s offensive to people when a Woman breastfeeds or just wants the same topless rights males won back in 1935.

cyberbird
Community Member
4 years ago

Now that porn is available free everywhere, people reject it for not being real, I wonder what's next.

PsychoPrincess
Community Member
3 years ago

Good not rejecting it they're absorbing way too much of it that's all you hear everything is about sex and not about anything of value

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Han Lu
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4 years ago

working class woke up earlier than the sun for money

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

No humans allowed!!! Good idea!!!

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Wendy Woo
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4 years ago

Sometimes the people you trust the most are the best at being predators...evil in disguise! Can be clergy...can be boy scout leader. Can even be your friend!

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Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
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4 years ago

Mailman? LOL

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Zinti
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4 years ago

When you already know you're a piece of shit and you're okay with it.

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earringnut
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4 years ago

playing war is far different than being in the middle of a war.

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

This happens, all too often. Here, the Black man is trying to cover up graffiti, and it’s immediately assumed he’s doing something wrong!

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Misterscooter
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4 years ago

Yeah. I feel this.

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htbq
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4 years ago

his body is limited but his mind is endless.

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

The world is not just black and white. This needs to change

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sunnyrei82
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4 years ago

I don't think the point of this illustration is that he's "wasting" his job time on art, or that art is not needed..... but that there are so many talented people who cannot pay for proper education that can boost their talent, and their needs are so many that they have to just put their talent aside and "get a job to pay the rent".

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Galeanthropy2017
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4 years ago

Test dummy child? Maybe the couple's first child to raise.

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

Welcome to France!!!

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htbq
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4 years ago

Value

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Sivi
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4 years ago

Click bait :o

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alwright
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4 years ago

getting squashed by the big man

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

The cd is going extinct as well. Just a flash drive is all you need..

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Chocolate Quente e Biscoitos
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4 years ago

There's no need for that, actually. Both can totally coexist in peace

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

This is why I don’t like to eat out!!!

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3 years ago

Ads are too sexualized these days

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3 years ago

Take me anywhere that's better and happier than this place

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Misterscooter
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4 years ago

I feel like those tats should be red and green.

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3 years ago

I'm from NY and I can completely relate! I honestly HATE it here and feel like most New Yorkers do. But we constantly pretend we love it here and like it's the greatest place in the U.S.A.

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

Unanswered questions???????

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CozaEVE
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4 years ago

Who dares to paint the vulgar paint the royal flower bed for painting my roses red someone will lose his head

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Star
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4 years ago

The anternet

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

...Unless it’s a piece of art work.....

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Igor Pismensky
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3 years ago

Some people just aren't going anywhere in life.

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Clair Lestrange
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4 years ago

I think its about how we all have a happy face in the public, just like Tthe Clown's mask, and it all is just substained in things bought with money - e.g. the cocaine

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