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THE STORY OF THE BLUE WALL FISHES OF BEIRUT
Making funny fish faces
Every single one of us has done it, and every single one of us is still very amused when someone does it. Yes indeed, the funny fish face. Suck your cheeks in, make your eyes pop, move your lips, there it is! Now you better start practicing peeps, because the duck face got too mainstream and so the fish face is totally making a comeback.
Swimming against the current
Yazan Halwani is a street artist born in Beirut a few years after the civil war officially ended. But he could still feel the impact of the war and the fractures of the fact that the city had been divided in two parts and into different neighborhoods. The first logos that were found on the walls in Beirut, were drawn by militias, as a form of propaganda. As he felt there was no space for culture, he decided to do something different. He wanted to create art that was meaningful to the city and so he was the first to swim against the stream. Meanwhile, other artists followed his path. Some even say that their graffiti brings Beirut alive.
Find out more about this great artist here > Yazan Halwani
The Talking Walls of Beirut