Vhils is involved in NuArt 10, one of the greatest street art festivals to happen this year, with artists like Dolk, JR, M-City, EVOL, ROA, Blu & Ericailcaine and many more. Check his latest works inside, and the NuArt page for more amazing pieces by all the other artists.
NuArt posted some more info on this piece.
NuArt just left this on their blog which adds the background story:
Great close up of the Vhils piece. The portrait is a very well known image of a Norwegian fisherman from the turn of the century, turned out that the wall we were working on used to be a factory for packing sardines, Stavanger’s prime industry at the time.
The owner of the wall was shocked to find we had two Portuguese artists painting a Norwegian fisherman and proceeded to produce an old label from a Sardine can written in Portuguese. Apparently it used to be the factories main export country.
A happy coincidence or a very clever curatorial decision, we’ll let you decide.
All photos by John Rodger and more on his Flickr page.