Kobra’s Olympic Feat: Creating the World’s Largest Street Mural by One Artist

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24 Aug 2016 | LATINews

Eduardo Kobra has accomplished an Olympic-sized record…

The 39-year-old Brazilian street artist has painted a massive mural dedicated to the 2016 Rio Games, which wrapped up on Sunday. It’s now considered the world’s largest street mural created by one artist, according to Guinness World Records.

Eduardo Kobra's Olympic Mural

The work of art stands at 15.5m tall and 170m long, and nearly 3,000 square meters in size.

The mural, entitled “We Are All One,” shows five faces representing five main ethnic groups from five continents.

It aims to resemble the official Olympic symbol – the five Olympic rings – says the Sao Paulo born muralist.

Eduardo Kobra's Olympic Mural

To accomplish the mural, it took 180 buckets of acrylic paint and 2,800 cans of spray paint as well as seven hydraulic lifts, according to Guinness World Records.

The mural by Brazil’s most renowned street artist has became another attraction of the Olympic Boulevard.

Kobra began this work in early July with three team members and finished the gigantic mural on August 2, three days ahead of the opening ceremony of the 2016 edition of the 2016 Summer Olympics.


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