Wynwood welcomed a new mural this week. Italian street artist Ozmo has been working on a massive piece for the past six days titled "Lady Liberty and David from Michelangelo sharing the same pedestal."
The hyper-detailed images, measuring 30 by 6 meters, have been painted on walls between NE 29th Street and First Avenue. The artist tells New Times that the mural was inspired by his research on symbols and images, "asking and experimenting about their power within."
"Those two symbols, rotated and put in juxtaposition, make the viewer wonder why, making a story different for each observer, depending from his story, situation, cultural reference, etc."
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The mural was made in collaboration with Illaria Niccolini Productions, the Consulate General of Italy in Miami, and the City of Miami in honor of National Italian and Italian-American Heritage Month.
Ozmo, born in Pontedera, Pisa in 1975, is considered one of the most important figures in the Italian graffiti art scene.