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Monsieur Chat

Monsieur Chat—known in the US as, simply, (C)—is a French graffitist and founder of the artists’ collective CHAT (Harmonious Community of Taciturn Artists). Since 1997, the group has painted its signature yellow cat on buildings throughout Europe and more recently New York, garnering coverage in numerous publications, including Libération and Le Monde. The phenomenon is the subject of French filmmaker Chris Marker’s 2004 documentary, Chats Perchés (The Case of the Grinning Cat), which received its US premiere at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival in April and will open across the country this

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