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Justin Bua Chronicles 'Beat Of Urban Art'

Political art has been around for generations, but this election season, it's got a new spin. Younger artists and designers are remixing images of Sen. Barack Obama on posters, T-shirts, and billboards.

Acclaimed artist Justin Bua made a name for himself with paintings and illustrations, which depict the beauty and struggle of city life.

Bua's work is collected in a book called The Beat of Urban Art. He speaks with Farai Chideya about his collection and his foray into political illustration.

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