redbull 1st Look at #RedBullCurates Record-breaking Jigsaw
Guido van Helten's epic Jigsaw creation was unveiled in Dubai this week.
Who would have thought that shipping containers would make for a good canvas? But that's exactly what's now on display in the Dubai desert.
Red Bull Curates: Jigsaw is a spectacular street art creation by Australian artist Guido van Helten. The massive installation, painted out of formation before being assembled to reveal the final artwork was unveiled this week at 117LIVE’s Autism Rocks Arena by the city’s Dubai Outlet Mall on Al Ain road.
So just how much work has gone into creating the largest reconfigurable format street art in the world? Here are the facts you need to know:
1. A total of 63 containers were used for the project
Measuring 135 metres long and 12 metres high in total, Guido painted fragments of his creation on separate shipping containers. Imagine working to that scale!
2. For something that big, you need a LOT of paint
500 litres of Jotun Jotashield to be precise! All paint was transported to the location where Guido mixed, added, sprayed and more during the creation of the project.
3. Painting requires patience
Jigsaw took Guido a total of 288 hours to complete. Spread over 18 days, it was definitely challenging bringing this project to life under the Dubai heat.
4. The installation weighs a lot
This is a piece of art that's guaranteed not to move about in the weather! The installation weighs 207 tonnes. In fact, two 100-tonne cranes had to be used over the course of 48 hours to position the painted containers to form the ginormous jigsaw.
5. The individual behind the ‘eyes’
As you can see, the completed installation consists of a pair of eyes. The inspiration behind the piece came about after Guido scoured the city, looking for a subject, when he came across a camel herder working nearby the site.
117 LIVE RedBull World's Largest Jigsaw2017年5月3日发布117 Live and Red Bull Curates proudly presents the world’s largest jigsaw painted on shipping containers at Dubai’s Autism Rocks Arena, done by acclaimed urban artist Guido Van Helten.