Rio de Janeiro got the largest graffiti mural in the world
Rio de Janeiro got the largest graffiti mural in the world : Eduardo Cobra’s work at Olympic Boulevard was recognized by the Guiness Book.
The giant graffiti has 3.000m2 representing natives from the 5 continents! Each portrait in the spray-painted composition exhibits the aged faces of the Huli people from New Guinea, the Mursi from Ethiopia, the Kayin from Thailand, the Supi from Europe, and the Tapajos from the Americas.
Kobra started with pixação in 1987, on the periphery of Sao Paulo city, like many other artists of his generation. Nowadays, he is well known over the world for his sophisticated work inspired by the Mexican Muralism movement, that generally used social and political messages through the paintings.
In 2013 I had the pleasure to interview him at his studio in São Paulo and he told me about some series of his work, like the mural of memories and animal protests. Watch the video here.
Now, I got mesmerized to see live this massive wall in the renewed Port Zone in Rio de Janeiro.
If you are in the city it’s unmissable!