Galerie Itinerrance Repurposes Defunct Building with “La Tour Paris”

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

When the Parisian government announced that a low-income housing project would be demolished because it had become too expensive to repair, the street art hub Galerie Itinerrance launched a project to give the building one last breath of life before it was replaced by a new edifice in 2014. They rallied together a group of 100 international street artists — including Jaz, Seth Globepainter, Vhils, Herbert Baglione, Alexone and a slew of local painters — for a temporary exhibition, “La Tour Paris,” which lasted through the month of October. Dubbed the world’s largest street art tower, the vacant apartment building offered extensive canvas space for artists to create installations using the remnants of the old occupants’ belongings. While it is lamentable that the residents of the building have been displaced, at least something beautiful was able to emerge from the unfortunate situation. Take a look at some photos courtesy of Julien Lemarchal below.

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