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Russian Artist Gets Down and Dirty With Car Murals

Nikita Golubev uses just his fingers to carve out intricate images on trucks and vans across Moscow. Nikita Golubev / Instagram / proboynick

If you’ve ever used your finger to write “WASH ME” on a really dirty car, you probably understand the creative impulse that drives Nikita Golubev, a Russian artist who creates intricate works of art on the sides of dirt-covered vehicles.

A painter and muralist, Golubev uses just his fingers to carve out images on trucks and vans across Moscow. Unlike traditional street art, his pieces are doomed to be short-lived, washing away with the rain or in a car wash.

Luckily, his work lives on in photos. Here’s a look at some of his dirty artwork:

Baby Yoda and the Mandalorian having a boys' night in.

Robocop is unfazed by your plastic bottles.

My van may be dirty, but it's pretty.

Nothing says "Happy holidays" like a White Walker.

Bless up.

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