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Brazilian Graffiti Artist Creates World’s Largest Street Mural For The Rio Olympics
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Brazilian Graffiti Artist Creates World’s Largest Street Mural For The Rio Olympics

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Street art isn’t an Olympic sport, but if it were, then Eduardo Kobra would almost certainly win gold for his 30,000 square foot (2787 square meters) wall mural that he painted for this year’s Rio Olympics.

The mural, titled Las Etnias (The Ethnicities), stands a staggering 50 feet (15 meters) tall and can be found in Rio’s port district. The graffiti drawing features five faces from five different continents that represent both the five Olympic rings as well as the cultural diversity of the games. Kobra, 40, from Sao Paulo, worked on the piece for two months, and during that time, the street artist used 100 gallons of white paint, 400 gallons of colored paint, and 3,500 cans of spray paint. If confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records, Kobra’s beautiful artwork will be the world’s largest mural completed by a single man.

“These are the indigenous people of the world,” says Kobra on the Rio 2016 official website. “The idea behind this graffiti artwork is that we are all one. We’re living through a very confusing time with a lot of conflicts. I wanted to show that everyone is united; we are all connected.”

More info: Eduardo Kobra | Rio 2016 Olympics

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Arjan
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe the concept is designed by one person, but there is a whole team working on it. Still impressive piece though.

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is what it says on the official Rio 2016 Olympics website. Perhaps the photos/video have been manipulated for effect. mural-57b4...b4-png.jpg mural-57b44eed7e1b4-png.jpg

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Anna Salerno
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This artist absolutely captured the character traits in the faces of these people. I think the message of Unity comes through beautifully from the peoples of the world. I love the colors, so bright and eye catching. My own Sicilian grandfather painted murals on New York City Opera House and Theaters when he first immigrated here at the turn 1900 century. I love the mural and the visionary of the artist

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Admirable street art, and I love street art, impressive in size and execution.

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Arjan
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe the concept is designed by one person, but there is a whole team working on it. Still impressive piece though.

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is what it says on the official Rio 2016 Olympics website. Perhaps the photos/video have been manipulated for effect. mural-57b4...b4-png.jpg mural-57b44eed7e1b4-png.jpg

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Anna Salerno
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This artist absolutely captured the character traits in the faces of these people. I think the message of Unity comes through beautifully from the peoples of the world. I love the colors, so bright and eye catching. My own Sicilian grandfather painted murals on New York City Opera House and Theaters when he first immigrated here at the turn 1900 century. I love the mural and the visionary of the artist

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Charles Laster
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Admirable street art, and I love street art, impressive in size and execution.

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