Popular Mural by William Kentridge in Rome Defaced by Vandals

artnet News | Lorena Muñoz-Alonso:

A large-scale frieze created by the South African artist William Kentridge on the bank of Rome’s River Tiber has been vandalized with graffiti. Kentridge told AFP that he couldn’t understand why the authorities in Rome had not removed the graffiti as soon as they started to appear.

The mural—which depicts the history of Rome and is called Triumphs and Laments—was created by Kentridge by removing the dirt building up on the walls lining the Tiber, across 550 meters (1,800 feet), using a technique called “reverse stenciling.”… Read more

Image: Workers try to remove graffiti on the Triumphs and Laments fresco. Photo Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

 

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