Blu, Os Gêmeos, Sam3, Ericailane and Lucy Mclauchlan made some stunning interventions for the Crono urban art project in Lisbon last year. The artworks cover the maint facades of three four-storey buildings lining Avenida Fontes Pereira de Molo near Picoas metro station. These are some photos we took a couple of days ago on a visit to the Portuguese capital.
Blu and Os Gemeos in Lisbon
Blu – sucking the planet dry
Crown of greed
Italian artist Bluhas painted a corporate figure in a suit sucking the world dry. On his head is a gold crown with the logos of the world’s richest oil companies including Chevron, Esso, Shell, BP, Agip and Texaco.
On the other facade Brazilian twins Os Gemeos have painted a giant character wearing a red hood with a badge saying ‘I love vandalism’ while he clutches a businessman who forms a human slingshot.
In the second phase of the project, Sam3 has cast a huge human shadow with a starry night scene on the front elevation of the middle of the three buildings, while next door Ericailane has created an enormous crouching crocodile.
Sam3 and Ericailane
And around the corner on the east elevation is a mural by English artist Lucy Mclauchlan.