Obey X Mausolée

source: Butterfly

Thanks to Mehdi Ben Cheik of Gallérie Itinérance and Butterfly, Shepard Fairey and his team were able to take a break from their recent Rise Above Rebel mural in Paris, to stop at the Mausoleum exhibition and visit what’s left of if…

Painting by Honda / Trbdsgn

Mausolee: Lek x Sowat (Paris)

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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 and Sowat 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, slowly being replaced by street art and its global pop aesthetics. Due to the nature of the place, very few people have seen it in person.

On 12 April Lek and Sowat will share their experience through an installation and video. See pics and more info  after the jump.

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Paris Opening: Mausolee with Lek x Sowat by Butterfly

While we were fiishing the last details of the Mausoleum ephemeral show, Butterfly paid us a surprise visit from London to cover our opening…

Mausolee - The show

On August 12, 2010,  French graffiti artists Lek and Sowat found an abandoned supermarket of 430,000sq. ft  in the north of Paris. For a year, in the greatest of secrets they invited forty French graffiti artists to collaborate and create an illegal graffiti Mausoleum.

As the monument  is not accessible for safety reasons, Lek and Sowat  recreated a few murals and installations in an abandoned apartment to share their experience with the public .

Mausolee - The show     Mausolee - The show

Mausolee - The show

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