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Mural by Erró Unveiled in Reykjavík District

A 300-square-meter mural of a painting by Icelandic postmodern artist Erró was unveiled in Reykjavík district Breiðholt on Saturday. It was a complicated project, both in colors and form, said Helgi Grétar Kristinsson, teacher at the Technical College and leader of the group of painters responsible for the mural’s realization.

Reykjavík Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson unveiled the work in the presence of the media. Several works of art by Erró can be found around the city but this one is without doubt the largest of them all, spanning the west side of the two buildings of Álftahólar 4 and 6. Erró developed it together with the Reykjavík Art Museum, mbl.is reports.

Erró was very satisfied with the result. “We chose the right wall for it, so that the neighbors wouldn’t be disturbed. One of the residents said he could see the picture from all of his windows and liked it very much. Maybe it will even have a beneficial effect on housing prices.”

The upper part of the artwork can be seen from far away, while the view of the lower part is blocked by another apartment building. Erró is happy with this: “It’s much better this way. You can see it from afar but you have to get closer to see the details. It may even help attracting people into the neighborhood, to spend some time and money on coffee or lunch.”

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