“The artists Beyond, Bonzai, Case, Does, Fins, Karski, Koan, Miel, MrDheo, MrWany, Nase, Nash, Roid, SatOne, Swk, Tasso, Telmo, Treze and Zedz, with 5300 cans of MTN 94 and 3000m² to cover in 14 days, have completed the biggest privately made graffiti piece in the World according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The massive building is located in Yas Island (Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates – just next to the famous Formula 1 circuit Yas Marina).
A colossal commission of a nature like this one is ruthless, not only due to the amount of work needed to finish it, but also by the fact that they were working under 40 degrees which forced them to keep the spraycans in cooling containers. To this we can add other types of discomforts related to lifestyle…the absence of alcohol and pornography.
With all these inconveniences and with army training character, the 18 artists have succeeded, once again, to complete this monumental piece of work which we today can see from a very far distance. The club will open on the 31st of October 2013 to the occasion of the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix.”
*Text based on MTN-World / Photo credits: Telmo Miel
*Photos by João Cunha