Bel Borba — “The People’s Picasso” — Brings his Craft from Salvador, Brazil to the Streets of NYC

October 15, 2012

Deemed “The People’s Picasso” back home in Salvador, Brazil, Bel Borba has been transforming his country’s visual landscape for 35 years. For the past month, he has been here in New York City creating artwork — with Burt Sun and André Costantini — from recycled and found materials in different locations throughout the city. This past weekend, these pieces were brought together for a final installation in Times Square. Here are some images captured yesterday:

"Bel Borba street art"

"Bel Borba street art sculpture"

"Bel Borba street art installation"

"Bel Borba street art"

Bel Borba is also the subject of a documentary, Bel Borba Aqui, on view through tomorrow at the Film Forum on West Houston Street. 

Photos by Tara Murray

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