Kiyosk Eli

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Artist:

Rami Meiri

Location:

Corner of Ben-Yehuda and Ben-Gurion Streets
Tel Aviv

Material:

Paint on a wall

Date:

1999

Description Two men watching people going by
Caption "For 20 years, Rami Meiri has been brightening the lives of his fellow Tel Avivians by transforming the decaying concrete walls of the city he loves. Passing a small kiosk, nestled on a busy downtown boulevard, hot, hassled pedestrians sigh with envy as they view larger - than - life - size figures relaxing at a trompe l'oeil coffee bar, reading the paper or enjoying a refreshing ice cream."
From "Dressing the Naked City, Jerusalem Report, June 2003, by Tina silverman: www.ramimeiri.com/press/enPressJerusalemRepor...

Rami Meiri’s first mural was on the wall of his studio, and then he began painting on any blank wall. Some people no doubt considered that graffiti, but the humor and illusion and creativity attracted attention and he began to get paid commissions and was hired for private murals. Gradually his work spread across Israel and he now has official projects in several countries, teaches workshops and is the subject of documentary videos.     
For a YouTube video of Rami working go to: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXoLYazVRZk]    

The book “Talking Walls” A photo collection of works painted on walls across the country and abroad accompanied by personal stories is available from the web site: [http://www.ramimeiri.com/?shop=new-book]  
                                                                                                                                                           
Other murals are at: 
Atarim Square: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=atarim-square
Couple on a Wall: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=couple-on-a-wall
Jean’s Shop Mural: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=jeans_shop_mural
Kids on Steps: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=kids_on_steps]
Peeping Tom: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=peeping-tom
Shouting Man: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=shouting-man
Utility Building Mural: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=utility-building-mural]  

You can see more of his work, and shop in the store, on his web site: www.ramimeiri.com/