D*Face - The Elegant Dead

All City Canvas

The renowned English artist D*Face wrapped up his first visit to Mexico where he left a magnificent “Catrina” mural as a homage to the Day of the Dead in Mexico City.

As part of the Dual Year UKMX 2015, All City Canvas in collaboration with British Council Mexico, brought the English street artist D*Face to Mexico City to create an amazing mural.

The process
The mural is located on Av. Cuauhtémoc 273 in the Roma neighborhood. 

The entire side of a building was covered with the characteristic Pop-Art style of the artist, depicting the Mexican folk image of “La Catrina".

The painting is a combination of D*Face's interpretation of Roy Lichtenstein’s "Crying Girl" with the dapper female skeleton that is very symbolic of the Dead of the Dead in Mexico.

The mural entitled La Catrina seeks to make the inhabitants of the city look more closely at their surroundings and reconsider the cultural figures that are part of our country for many years.

This project was part of the Dual Year UKMX 2015, an initiative that brought cultural, academic, and commercial projects between the UK and Mexico.

This November 2, we celebrate “Día de Muertos,” the Day of the Dead in Mexico, and this project portrays the great celebratory tradition of honoring the dead every year.

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