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Blu’s Massive New Mural in Rome Turns 48 Windows into Faces

November 23, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Italian street artist Blu (previously) just wrapped up work on this giant mural that wraps around two sides of a building in Rome. The piece utilizes nearly 50 windows to create the mouths and eyes of some 27 bizarre faces all vying for attention. You can see some more views of the piece on his blog and explore it in detail on Google Street View. See it up close here.

 

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New Murals from Blu on the Streets of Italy

April 7, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Niscemi, Italy

Over the last year, artist Blu has dropped a number of killer murals in several Italian cities, most recently in Niscemi (top) where he created a three-story piece depicting a military figure playing a weaponized xylophone. Despite the extreme visual density present in Blu’s latest works, it’s impossible to miss his perspective on contemporary society from his skewering of religion and consumerism to his distaste for war and injustice. The last images shown here are parts of a massive mural painted last August in Messina, Italy—you really need to see the piece in its entirety to grasp it fully.

If you want to learn more about the context behind all of these pieces, StreetArtNews has you covered.

 

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Niscemi, Italy

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Bologna, Italy

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Blu Mural in Spain Celebrates Vegetarianism

July 27, 2012

Christopher Jobson

StreetArtNews has the scoop on new work from street artist Blu who just completed this hilarious mural in Ordes, Spain that depicts a cheering crowd of fruit and veggies as they witness their suicidal compatriots take the plunge into a massive whirring blender. This vegetarian-friendly piece is quite a departure for the artist whose most recent works in Buenos Aires and Morocco have been rather politically charged.

 

 

 

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