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L.A.’s Giant Mount Rushmore Street Mural

In honor of America's Independence day, Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra made his way to Los Angeles and painted this beautiful mural of Mount Rushmore on La Brea Avenue. Kobra thrusts four U.S. presidents – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt – into the spotlight and gives them a stunning background using his trademark spectrum of colors.

The real Mount Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota was formed from 1927 to 1942 by sculptor Gutzon Borglum. To give you a sense of scale, George Washington's face is as tall as a six-story building, and if his whole body was sculpted, he would be 141.7 meters (or 465 feet tall)!

“My intention is to provoke and delight, with bright colors, showing once again that art and democracy, remain fundamental to art and life as a whole,” says Kobra.

Eduardo Kobra on Flickr
via [Designboom]

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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