Our Lady of Grace

Abby Zimet

Using 500 cans of spray paint over 16 days of work, five members of the Montreal-based artist collective A'shop created an extraordinary Art Nouveau-inspired street mural because, "Our city has way too much gray." Here's what they made.

"Graffiti as a form of visual language can be hard to comprehend. We thought it would be interesting to paint this mural in a more common language, using imagery that anyone can understand, initiating dialog and building bridges."


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