The legendary street artist Eduardo Kobra is in Amsterdam to paint a huge portrait of Anne Frank in his signature kaleidoscopic style. On the old docks of cultural hotspot NDSM, Kobra and his crew are realizing the portrait of 240 square meters. More than 500 spray cans, 40 liters of glossy paint, 60 pizzas and counting!
A mural in Amsterdam and a portrait of Anne Frank have been on Kobra’s wish list for quite some time. As luck would have it, he managed to puzzle these wishes nicely together into one new fabulous portrait titled ‘Let me be myself‘. The Anne Frank mural is part of Kobra’s series of iconic portraits. Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King are some of the icons that have been portrayed by him before.
On choosing Anne Frank as the subject he states: “The story of Anne Frank stimulates contemplation and at the same time many young people these days draw inspiration from the courage and wisdom of this young woman.” With his kaleidoscopic use of bright colours Kobra tells stories of peace, hope and courage. For the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he made the world’s biggest mural called “Todos somos um” (We are all one).
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