Street art collides with Mount Rushmore in this artwork commissioned by Brazilian painter Eduardo Kobra, which was unveiled for America’s Independence Day 2012. Located in the city of Los Angeles, this piece puts a wild and fanciful spin on the iconic national monument.
It captures the eye with its spectrum of bold colors, bringing a youthful and exciting new perspective. Because the base detailing was so strong, the president’s faces are still present and recognizable despite the layers of colors introduced afterward that strive to take over the piece. About his work, Kobra said, “My intention is to provoke and delight, with bright colors, showing once again that art and democracy, remain fundamental to art and life as a whole.”
© Eduardo Kobra