A so-called art mob of close to 40 artists went out and decorated Florence with their urban art during the night of September 16th. Spread throughout the town center, Italian and international artists used doors and windows as frames for their art.
The project Finestra con vista, Window with a view, is the initiative of French artist Yan Blusseau and has the participation of several urban art artists who have been actively working on Florence for a long time such as Clet Abraham and Exit/Enter.
Some say that street art like Finestra con vista is nothing more than an act of vandalism, but in an interview with Toctocfirenze.it Blusseau ensures that the project was carried out with the utmost respect for the city and its inhabitants and that no historical monuments were used for the artwork.
In particular, the creation of Clet Abraham is being critiqued, but the French artist living in Florence is used to that by now. Several of his other street art pieces were removed by the municipality in the past.
Personally, I think that there is a large number of run down streets in downtown Florence that would only benefit from a piece of street art.
Overview of all the artists and where there urban art can be found in the city.
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