Insider View: Butterfly

source: Butterfly Art News

A few months ago, in between two trips around the globe, Butterfly from London made a quick stop in the Mausoleum. Here’s what she had to say and show about her visit…

Imagine an abandoned four storey supermarket in the North of Paris occupied by squatters, then deserted again. On August 12, 2010, French graffiti artists Lek (RAW crew) and Sowat (DMV) discovered the place much to their delight…

For a year, in the greatest of secrets, both artists continuously wandered in this 430,000 sq ft monument to paint murals and organize an illegal artistic residency. They invited forty French graffiti artists to collaborate, from the first to the last generation of the graffiti movement. Together they built a Mausolee, a temple dedicated to their disappearing underground culture. There’s always been a constant battle between street art and graffiti,  and this project clearly puts graffiti back on.

Lek  (Lca – 1984 – Raw)

Sowat (Da Mental Vaporz)


Swiz + Lek

Jayone – Bbc


Lek + Sowat

Katre (Omt – Lcf – Ter)

Sowat + Lek

Brusk (Dmv, Kmf, Lcf) + Sowat + Lek


Swiz (16T ) + Tcheko + Lek + Sowat

Sowat + Lek

Dem189 + Seth + Lek + Sowat


Apôtre (1984) + Lek + Sowat

Sowat + Lek