Looking at street art in a museum, or in this case on a museum’s wall, is sort of like “looking at wild animals in the zoo.” (Daniel Lahoda)If you know anything about Blu, it's probably as incomprehensible to you as it was to me how any self-respecting curator of a "street art" exhibit could invite him to create a mural and then be shocked (shocked!) about its political message. But that's apparently what happened the other day at MOCA in LA just one day after the mural was completed, and one day before a media preview at the museum for another exhibit.
|photo from unurth|
If you don't know anything about Blu, his specialty is beautiful large-scale murals that often reflect local or global political themes. Here are some favorites:
|from Nicaragua, "Hombre Banano"|
|Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|And my favorite, from Lisbon, a collaboration with Os Gemeos|