Ada Teicu – Pursuitist, 03/17/2013
The impact of a single death can bring new life to the world. After offering his best ideas to the architectural field, Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer’s portrait adorns one side of a skyscraper on one of Sao Paulo’s busiest streets – Paulista Avenue. The 52 meter tall portrait showcases a polychromatic version of the renowned architect’s influence.
After his passing in December 2012, at the age of 104, the architect was immortalized in a portrait on the building by Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra and four other artists who helped with the expansive process. The huge art work was started in January and it took 6 hours of daily painting to reach the final result. Details and colors create a stunning mural that showcases the colorful imagination of modern influencers.