Favela Painting

June 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn are known as Haas&Hahn. The duo started working together in 2005, when they filmed a documentary for MTV in Rio about hip-hop at favelas. Inspired by that visit, they embarked on a project to bring works of art to unexpected places, starting with painting enormous murals in the slums of Brazil together with the local youth.

Their most recent work takes the central square of  Santa Marta hill (below) spanning over 34 houses. Their ambition is to paint an entire favela. I am donating to the project here.

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via It’s Nice That

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