Roger Vadim's Nightmare - Brigitte Bardot Blocked Belton Spraycan

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100 x 100 cm x 4cm
Stencil spray paint on canvas
Unique colourway
I found an old can of Belton Spraypaint and i tried to use it and a sparrows tear of paint came out so I changed the cap, and a tiny bit more came out. Everytime I used a new cap the same thing happened and it became a 30 minute struggle to get the can to work. I ended up with about 15 blocked caps and a ‘subtle’ splatter background and a pile of clogged caps.

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