I was pleased to be reminded by Mel’s Online Fire blog to post about this. It’s some really cool street art papered all over Foyles on Manette Street, Soho. This is just by my office and I stopped and stared the first time I saw it the other week. Giant faces and figures cover the whole street, windows, doors and all. The faces are striking and according to the excellent Urban 75, are photos of women from Morro da Providencia, Rio de Janeiro, “for whom crime, violent loss of loved ones and arbitrary repression are part of everyday life.
The work is by street artist JR and similar to his amazing favela project below. More cool pictures on Super Touch Art, along with details of JR’s current show “28 Millimeters women” at the Lazarides Gallery Greek Street, Soho. Lucky us getting a bit of him in London I reckon!