Provocative Mural Transforms a Roman Building
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small, Provocative Mural Transforms a Roman Building, Mural in Rome, photo: Twitter, mural_w_rzymie_foto.jpg
Etam Cru, a duo consisting of Przemek Blejzyk and Mateusz Gapski, created the biggest mural in Rome. They made a 32 -meter tall painting on an 8-storey building.
The two Łódź Fine Arts Academy graduates - hiding under their respective aliases Bezt and Sainter, suprised Romans with with their new and provocative graphic language - a huge mustachioed men drinking a coffee in a trash bin. The Tor Pignattara district is now a main destination for every street art fan in Rome desirous to see the gigantic results effect of the weeklong efforts of the two Polish artists.
The two young graphic artists speciatilizing in street art finally found their way to Italy, and presented it with one of their surreal masterpieces - wrote "Ill Fatto Quotidiano". They remind that the Polish street artists amazed other European and American countries earlier.
Their work has been realised as part of a plan to rejuvenate the grey streets of the peripheral districts of Rome, which are dominated by muncipal housing. Tor Pignattara is meant to become a Mecca of street art. Marta Gargiulo, curator of the project, stated that it would be especially stimulating for the district, which is mostly know for its social and criminal issues.
Artists explained that the idea of the painting came from their stay in Rome, where they were constantly offered coffee. They decided to immortalize this fact with their giant masterpiece.
Sources: PAP, edited by PZ, translated by TK, December 2014