Yesterday in Paris, the largest collective street art exhibition opened in the 13th arrondissement on Rue de Bellievre near the Quai d’Austerlitz in a 10-story concrete and brick tower. The Galerie Itinerrance obtained use of the building before its demolition in 2014 and invited 80 artists from all over the world to decorate freely on the inside and outside of the building. 36 apartments were entirely painted and the artists each had their own area to work. In total more than 4500 square meters of street art were created.
The building, “Habitat de la Sablière,” used to be a low-income housing project. When renovation was deemed too expensive, the authorities decided the tower would be destroyed and replaced by seven new buildings. The building is also the site of the oversized street art of paint-drips by the artist Idem, who also worked with the local authorities on the project separately.
The exhibition will be open for the month of October. See the below video on the process and the rooms inside, plus our additional photographs below: