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Artist Julien de Casabianca has ‘set free’ works of art on the street



French artist Julien de Casabianca loves the work of the masters, but he also believes that forgotten portraits of men, women, and children, should be given their moment to shine.

Recently Casabianca has begun “liberating” forgotten pieces of art by placing recreations of the unknown on urban street corners and abandoned buildings as a part of his Outings Project.

His work has appeared in Oslo, Geneva, and Warsaw. In Jacksonville, Florida there now stands a two-stories tall young girl in a bonnet peering away from the viewer and into the boarded-up brick wall on which she is placed.

Other pieces of his work are less conspicuous, as his artwork peers out from behind plants or shines through on the side of old buildings.

The project has always been intended to be participatory as de Casabianca invites anyone to photograph and “free” images from museums in their own city.

If you love his work de Casabianca will show his own work in Belgium next year at the Musée d’Ixelles from March 5 to April 10

Here are some of his unique and fun works of public art.

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More of de Casabianca’s pieces can be found at his online gallery, Facebook, and Instagram.

James Vanderhoff
James Vanderhoff is a former editor at http://www.popcrunch.com

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