13th Giant Storybook Mural | Herakut in Frankfurt

Frankfurt: 13th Mural – A new Page For The Giant Story Book Project by herakut. From August 22nd to 26th we were busy painting a 15 meter high facade in Downtown Frankfurt, Hera´s hometown. “THERE IS SOMETHING BETTER THAN PERFECTION” is the title of this mural, on the corner of Große Eschenheimer and Stiftstraße…”
“During the press conference on Monday, organized by Corpus Sireo, who helped us secure this Frankfurt-wall for the Giant Storybook Project, we thanked the ones involved, like Strabag for giving us this nice boom lift, or like our dear friends from Montana-Cans for their tremendous support on every single stage of the Giant Storybook process, and we thanked the mayor of Frankfurt, Olaf Cunitz, for his patronage of our wall, because it needed some negotiation with other parties to get permission for this very prominent location in Germany´s finances capital. (It is the biggest piece of Street Art Frankfurt has seen so far! That is why it is so exciting for us. To leave a colorful and messy mark of this scale in an area that is dominated by clean-cut bank towers with their immaculate window facades, was a true honor. That is why we were honestly moved by the trust our collaboration partners had in us. Thanks, guys! Especially Katja! (Thanks, love, for putting yourself out there for us! Could not have done it without you!)…”

“The artwork in Frankfurt might be our last or second-last mural of the first Giant Storybook package, because we need to start with the the actual book-making process. Maybe Berlin will be the final stop for us, which would be nice, as the first installation of Lily in her “hidden cave” was in Berlin, as well, when we worked inside the Kunstverein am Lützowplatz. Therefore: it might be nice to visit our friends again and leave them one big wall that is permanent … We will let you know!”Herakut

“Frankfurt will have this mural for three years. It was a pleasure working there, meeting family members, old friends and new friends, who stuck around with us even when it started pouring down. (In Toronto we fought with the freezing Winter cold, in Johannesburg it was the heat, in Miami there were some heavy winds – now in Frankfurt it was the rain that jumped in with us. It is funny how the conditions in each city are so different and add such an individual tone of the work. Not only the weather, but also very much the next-door-neighbors of our murals, the people in the streets, the sounds of the traffic surrounding us, add a voice to the “visual conversation” we are having on the wall. That is one of the things which make Street Art so special. The “street” is definitely always part of the picture.)”Herakut

Photos taken by MontanaCans / Alexander Krziwanie

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