I’ve read about the work of Shepard Fairey the graffiti artist for several years but I’ve never seen any of his work.

Until now.

A few months ago, this video went up on Vimeo, about the creation of a mural/installation by the artist called Rise Above Rebel. At the time I had no plans to visit Paris so I simply stared longingly at the video.

What a difference a few months make.

I’d totally forgotten about it until it was mentioned by a person we met in Paris through a mutual friend. The mural is walking distance from where we are living and we saw it yesterday.

Scroll back up to look at the picture to get a sense of the scale. and if you are in Paris any time soon, consider making a trip to 93 Rue Jeanne d’Arc to check out this towering piece of public art. It really is pretty impressive to look at.