The longest wall in Paris covered with street art, graffiti, has, for a few weeks, been found close to the “104” (the Paris City artistic centre on which I have already posted) and the Gare de l’Est shuntyard, partly on the Rue Riquet-bridge and partly along Rue d’Aubervilliers. It has been decorated by a number of street artists, mostly women, in honour of Rosa Parks (1913-2005), the well-known Afro-American civil rights activist, who once, in 1955, refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man.
A recently opened metro (RER) station has been named after Rosa Parks.
Here are some examples of what can be seen in a closer look. Some artist names: Kashink, Katiastrophe, Zepha, Combo, Vinie.
On the opposite side of the Rue-Riquet-bridge there is some kind of a van Gogh portrait by PBOY. It’s amazing to see the technique used.