Meet French Guerrilla Artist “Princess Hijab”

July 8, 2010

Author: Alfredo Garcia

Source: Religion News Service

Guerrilla artists are known for their ability to shock and awe with their artwork, combining irony with social criticism in their pieces. Nothing is too sacred to be tackled by the mighty swoosh of their brush or wave of the spray can. Not even religion. 

Meet Princess Hijab, a Paris-based guerrilla artist who leaves her mark by "hijabizing" lightly-dressed women in advertisements. Using a large paint marker, Princess Hijab tours the metros and public spaces of Paris, covering images of women with black veils or chadors (body-length veils).