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Self Portrait

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Eduardo Kobra http://www.eduardokobra.com/

Artwork Owner
Kaufman Development
Collection
Gravity
Description:

Created in 2018, Self-Portrait by Eduardo Kobra quickly became one of the most vibrant and most talked-about piece of public art in the city. But it was entirely funded by private dollars, a vision of Columbus developer Brett Kaufman. The five-story self-portrait is realized amid a stylized kaleidoscope of bright... Read more

Created in 2018, Self-Portrait by Eduardo Kobra quickly became one of the most vibrant and most talked-about piece of public art in the city. But it was entirely funded by private dollars, a vision of Columbus developer Brett Kaufman. The five-story self-portrait is realized amid a stylized kaleidoscope of bright triangles and squares, with geometric lines broken only by the heart the artist appears to be spray-painting on the sky—and his bearded, fedora-bedecked face smiling out over West Broad Street and into Franklinton.

Kobra's has created work in 17 countries on five continents, and specializes in portraits of historic figures who have inspired peace, love and creativity: Nelson Mandela in Rome, Alfred Nobel in Sweden, Anne Frank in Amsterdam. His portrait of Michelangelo’s David appears on the side of a mountain in Carrara, Italy—the very mountain that produced the marble from which Michelangelo carved his masterpiece.

Dates

Made: 2018

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ADA Accessible
Categories
Mural
Address:

500 W Broad St
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Franklin County

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