861. Muto – Blu

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SUMMARY: A series of surreal characters and images created from hundreds on paintings on public walls.

WHY IT’S HERE: Italian street artist Blu has become famous for his graffiti in various locations, although like many street artists he keeps his identity hidden. ‘Muto’, subtitled ‘An Ambiguous Animation Painted on Public Walls’, is an astonishing creation which creates animation from images painted on walls. Made up of hundreds of large paintings on walls of public buildings around Buenos Aires, ‘Muto’ is a film that must been seen to be believed. The characters in Blu’s film go through eye-popping transformations and often make use of their surroundings, eating posters or kicking over objects propped against the wall. ‘Muto’ instantly became a huge internet hit, prefaced by a message from Blu granting the right to anyone to distribute the film provided it was for non-commercial purposes only. A modern marvel, ‘Muto’ takes street art to a whole new level.

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