Street Artist Tricks South African Diamond Exporter Into Sponsoring Anti-Diamond Mural

California-based street artist ABOVE took some time during a recent trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, to let the world know how he felt about blood diamonds. Namely: That he doesn't like them.

He somehow persuaded Joburg's largest diamond exporter, Jewel City, to let him cover their facade with the words "Diamonds Are A Woman's Best Friend."

Unbeknownst to them, ABOVE was planning a good ol' fashioned diamond wall heist:

Street Artist Tricks South African Diamond Exporter Into Sponsoring Anti-Diamond Mural

The next day I had started painting but what the owners didn't know is that I lied to them and was hijacking their wall. [...] I assume the owners were too busy trading diamonds inside the mega centre they never took the time to come out and see I was painting a controversial word play about the diamond trade and how it's fueled so much bloodshed in wars making it one of man's worst enemies.

[Arrested Motion]