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Biggest Mural In Houston Meant to Highlight Importance of Public Art

Biggest Mural In Houston Meant to Highlight Importance of Public Art

Houston Public Media's Brandon Alexander, Matt Brawley, Ernie Manouse and Cameron Knott shoot and episode of Arts InSight at the site of Houston's biggest mural, by artist Sebastien "Mr. D" Boileau.

Houston Public Media’s Brandon Alexander, Matt Brawley, Ernie Manouse and Cameron Knott shoot and episode of Arts InSight at the site of Houston’s biggest mural, by artist Sebastien “Mr. D” Boileau.

If you’ve driven in Midtown lately, you’ve probably been distracted by the newly created “biggest mural in Houston.” It’s a painting spanning five stories across an 8,000-square-foot wall of a building at 2800 San Jacinto.

The mural is an homage to Michelangelo’s famous fresco, “The Creation of Adam.” But, instead of reaching out to touch the hand of Adam, God is holding a can of spray paint.

The piece’s creator, French graffiti artist Sebastien Boileau — who goes by the name “Mr. D” — tells Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse the mural and its location are meant to reinforce the importance of public art.

You can learn more about the project on Arts InSight, Thursday July 3, at 7 p.m. on Houston Public Media, TV 8.

The Biggest Mural in Houston from Peter Molick Photography on Vimeo.

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