Want to see a massive mural? Well actually it is a stencil, but big, beautiful and public. Situated in Place Igor-Stravinsky in the 4th arrondissement, close to the Pompidou Center, Paris, in front of the Niki de Saint Phalle fountain (Stravinsky Fountain or Fontaine des automates) you’ll see Chuuuttt! This piece of street art was created in June 2011 by Jef Aerosol (Jean-Francois Perroy) a renowned French stencil graffiti artist. It was painted as part fo the Mur4Mur project which aimed to promote accessible contemporary art in this historic district of the City of Light.
Chuuuttt! or Ssshhh! shows the white face of a man holding a finger up to his lips to silence passes by. It is meant to promote a moment of quiet in this busy and fast-moving area. To offer a moment’s break in the noise. The work took 4 days to do, used 200 spray cans, 6 artists and covers 350m² of wall space.
While in the square enjoy the interesting fountain as well!
The mural is on the white wall you see on the right of the photo.
You can find other works by this interesting street artist around the world, in the USA, Tokyo, Beijing and other cities. He was one of the pioneers in street stencil art, creating his first recognized work in 82′ in Tours, France. See if you can find any more of his work in Paris!