There was not much to look at. Check for yourself…
Gallery of now:
We have been approached by UPP in Chapéu Mangueira & Babilônia to participate in this project. What started as a kind request to donate 3 sprays ended as a revitalisation of 40 metres of the street.
We helped with the plaster finish of the wall. Then we organized the paint of basic background color. Then Luiz together with us spent some time buying material for the big day. The big day was marked for saturday, august 2nd. We were hoping and praying for the weather to help us and it did. We woke up to a great sunny day.
Soon after 9am graffiti artists from all around Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area started to apear. We had friends coming from Campo Grande, Bangu, Jardim América , Botafogo, Copacabana, Niterói, Rocinha. The big thank you goes to Luiz and his crew, Wark da Rocinha, Miguel Fernandez, Vitor VGS, Pandro, Rodrigo Eok, Daniel Frickmann, Tis FzoCrew, and Jean Poul Livrement.
Without you this would not be possible. THANK YOU!!!
Gallery of making of:
In 2011, when we moved to Ladeira Ary Barroso, we decided that we should be good neighbours to the street we live in. We wanted from the beginning to make it a better and nicer place to live. We wanted a cleaner and nicer street.We wanted to bring colours and art.
Between 2011 and 2013 we bought thrash bins for the street, where missing. We also invited three different groups of artists to create beauty.Franz helped us with Rio Eu Amo Eu Cuido art. Daniel helped us with jellyfish art. X-Dog and Plebe helped us with jungle art, our tower lounge.
In late 2013 we started talking about bigger things. Question was: “Do you think e we can make a 140 square meter mosaic on a public wall in front of our house?” Now in March 2014 it seems we can. X-Dog and Plebe flew in from Prague together with Frazer and Nikol, we added hundreds of volunteer work and what was needed to obtain the material. The mosaic is called Mural Babilônia.
What’s next? We know what we want to do. So, Are you artist? Do you want to finance material? Contact us, or click on ‘donate’.
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