by Marta Millere in New Art on Monday 7 April 2014

Street art is shaping the way we see and live in urban spaces everywhere in the world. In Rome, we’ve got the Space Invader leaving small pixelated masterpieces around Trastevere and other old neighborhoods; and in Melbourne and other Australian cities, there’s Rone.

This past week, Rone completed his most challenging artwork in Melbourne, 35 metres high and 23.5 metres wide. He worked for seven days, perched on a cherry-picker to gain access to the seven-storey high site. The image he chose to paint on the wall is based on a photograph Rone took of the Australian model Teresa Oman. It is titled L’inconnue de la rue (unknown girl in the street).

The external wall adjacent to 80 Collins Street in Melbourne was handed over to Rone to create L’inconnue de la rue. Commissioned by owner QIC Global Real Estate, the installation of the artwork will be a landmark piece for Melbourne’s latest street food destination, which will be called Rue & Co. What a cool way to promote a new eatery, we think!

Rone is currently in London, where you can catch his exhibition of new pieces at Stolen Space Gallery, commencing April 10.