German street artist MadC, aka Claudia Walde, has just painted her largest mural to date! The mural can be found in Chicago and was curated by Neysa Page-Lieberman of NPL Projects.
The mural can be found in the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) street art district and was commissioned by Murphy Development Group for the north wall of The Paragon Chicago.
WAC is Chicago’s living urban canvas in the heart of downtown Chicago’s South Loop neighbourhood. Founded by Columbia College in 2013, WAC has grown to be one of the most expansive, diverse and accessible public art programs in the country.
The 1000 square metre mural is world-renowned MadC’s largest mural to date and is located at 1326 S. Michigan.
“I was very excited about the opportunity to work with Neysa for the Wabash Arts Corridor of which I had heard quite a bit before already. When she sent me photos and measurements of the wall I was intimidated by the size, which hasn’t happened in a long time. But absolutely everyone on that project was dedicated 100% and made this mural my smoothest painting experience to date. We had no broken limbs, we didn’t ran out of paint and we were very lucky with the weather. I was even offered a physi0 therapist because after 22 years of painting, this mural had caused me the first sore arm ever.” MadC
The 1000 square metre wall was painted in under two weeks with two litres, thirty gallons of bucket paint and one thousand and ninety three Molotow spray cans!
MadC was assisted by Montreal-based street artist, Hans Schmitter better known as HAKS 180.
Check out the time-lapse video of the entire installation below …
Photo Credit Marco Prosch and Jayson de Leon