Julien de Casabianca has given Memphis something to talk about, and thankfully in a good way! Known as the “Robin Hood of Street Art” he has taken his Outings Project to over 50 cities worldwide. With filmmaker and artist in his title, Mr. de Casabianca has brought the community together with his beautiful wheat paste murals found in various sizes and locations around town. The purpose of the project is simple, take these classic works of art off of museum walls and into the community where they will reach a wider audience and spark conversations that will last long after the murals are gone.
Pellegrino di Mariano Rossini’s Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist and Saint.
The Outings Project is truly a community program. The artist visited Memphis earlier in the year and met with people in the community from all walks of life to chose the 21 characters to “free” from the paintings and bring to life on buildings, signpost, and doorways around the city. The result has been spectacular!
La Femme en very (The Woman in Green)by Leon Bonhomme
From beautiful Renaissance works such as this 6 story beauty located on E. H Crump Blvd:
Painted by William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1886, At the Foot of the Cliff.
To Memphis’ own Carroll Cloar;
And everything in between!
Wilford Conrow Maser-El-Din Hoja
Reading by the Brook by Winslow Homer
Gladys by Abbott H Thayer
Cori With Cat painted by Robert Henri
Portrait of Bessie Vance by Katherine Augusta Carl
There are 21 of these beauties located all around town. And all of them are in the permanent collection at Brooks Art Gallery in Memphis, so you can see the mural and then go see the original work of art! Thank you Julien de Casabianca for bringing this amazing opportunity to Memphis!