Tuesday, March 29, 2016

“This intricate #mural took shape over the past few weeks,...

"This intricate #mural took shape over the past few weeks, spreading across a harried quarter of #Cairo where Egypt's garbage collectors live amid overflowing bundles of the city's trash. An artist known as @elseed chose a forsaken corner of the city away from the gaze of officials who have shown little tolerance for artists. By the time @elseed finished the painting 2 weeks ago, it stretched across more than 50 buildings, making it the largest public work of art in Cairo anyone can recall. The photographer @degnerd captured the scale of the mural, which is only fully visible from the edge of the district. "If one wants to see the light of the sun, he must wipe his eyes," it says, quoting a 3rd-century Coptic Christian bishop." By nytimes on Instagram.

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