Modded version of Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar Games, 2008), in-game performance, videos (machinima), screengrabs, and digital prints.

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Artist Statement

Grand Theft Samo is part of COLL.EO's ongoing Grand Theft Auto's interventions, a series of performances and artworks set within the virtual spaces of Liberty City, created in collaboration with Iranian modder Amir Ghoreyshi. The series includes Grand Theft Vito and Following Bit, both developed in 2013. In Grand Theft Samo, the player wanders through the streets of an erszat New York under the guise of Jean-Michel Basquiat. COLL.EO has faithfully reproduced several SAMO's graffiti and embedded them on the walls of Liberty City, replacing the existing ones.

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