We just wanted to have some fun.
A new coat of paint makes things look new and fresh. It is always a reason to celebrate, so we built a whole event around it. It was summer 2014, the start of a new arthouse in Vienna: Burggasse 98.
Irga Irga, the most upcoming street art crew in Austria (Knarf, Fresh Max & Mafia) was asked to paint the facade of our house. Their works couldn´t be more different, but still they managed to combine their styles perfectly on the facade.
Three Days of painting
It took the artists eight days to finish the artwork. Knarf designed the layout and decided to share the surface into rectangular panels, to get around the windows and to give every member of his collective his own space. Knarf implemented parts of the sourrounding and a lot of symbolics into his part.
“Day by day, the word seemed to got out about what we were doing. Since the painting took quite some time, we started to build up couches and chairs next to the house. Giving out homemade ice cream and selling cheap drinks definitely helped rounding up quite some people.” Niklas Worisch
The last thing missing was a big number above the entrance of the house. Quite some people already collected so we came up with a spontanious surprise. When the last strokes of the painting were finished, we lit up bengalos out of the top windows of the roof to celebrate the finished mural.
See the video of the production here.