This piece is the work of Spanish artist and “conceptual muralist” Escif.
Painted for “The best city of the Earth” festival earlier this year in Moscow, the new mural shows the image of a human palm raised in the way the Nazis used to salute their Führer.
According to Escif :
After one denied sketch that “aparently” occupied bigger space than available at the wall, I tried with a friendlier idea: a big hand making a big salute.
The idea was approved in three different levels (Curators, Culture Department and Government), so I was so happy that so many people liked the drawing.
The façade was located in a privileged site ( Звонарский переулок, Moscow, Russia), in the main centre of Moscow, t 50 meters from a FSB building (ex-KGB); Just in front of Sanduny Banya, the most famous bathhouse in the city, where rich people go to relax, naked and in good company, share some vodka and caviar with friends. That´s a perfect location to draw this big hand and say Hello!
Well, obviously he’s just being sarcastic, don’t you think? The kind of “in-your-face” humor I like. Good Escif!
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