“You wanted to see Vesoul”, and we have seen Jacques Brel. A half-century after the release of the famous song, the city comtoise is a tribute to the belgian singer with this painting mammoth on the wall of the building of the course Montaigne, in the popular area of Montmarin. Motorists who take the N19, the axis Paris-Belfort, will be able to admire the fresco that stands at over 44 meters high.
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For the past two weeks, the street artist Pink Art Roz doing a lot of back-and-forth in its basket hanging from the side of the building. She spray-painted paint the face of the singer in shades of yellow on a blue background. “It makes you want to go further, higher, to do even bigger, and to paint for the people, it is a light that guides me also,” says Pink Art Roz to France Info.
This artist feminist sees as “a foot of nose” the dedication of a work to a man for the least bit attentive to the condition of women. “I say to myself: “I will be a woman who will have achieved the portrait of a gentleman who may be was anti-women “”, she says to France Info.
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For the city of the Franche-Comté region, this initiative lies in an approach in front of the street art Alain Christian, the mayor, wants the town to become “a place of reference for urban art in all its forms”. It is at the origin of Space the contemporary urban art of Haute-Saône, a gallery that exhibits regional artists, such as Pink Art Roz, and that is the initiative of several projects in the city, such as this portrait of Jacques Brel. And other actions are already under study. Among them, the transformation of an old shed locomotive in center of street art, or the opening of a contemporary music hall in the basement of the school of music.