Downtown’s Peachtree Center already boasts the city’s largest mural, so what other artistic elements could the retail and office complex need?
How about another massive piece on top of one of its buildings?
In an extreme example of Atlanta’s highly visible affection for street art in recent years, Peachtree Center has again teamed with art-focused nonprofit Living Walls and International Corporate Art to add flair to a building on Peachtree Center Avenue, between John Portman and Andrew Young International boulevards.
The design is being painted by an enigmatic German street artist who goes only by 1010.
He’s known for work that creates sprawling “cave-like illusions in unexpected places,” according to architecture blog ArchDaily.
The piece 1010 is finishing above Peachtree Center Avenue will be visible from many of Peachtree Center’s office high-rises.
The new artwork’s installation comes a few months after architecture firm The Beck Group wrapped up the transformation of Peachtree Center’s retail space, which is now called “The Hub.”
Earlier this year, French street artist Hopare (aka, Alexandre Monteiro) painted his first mural in the Southeast at Peachtree Center, titled Symphony.
It’s billed as Atlanta’s largest mural, according to Living Walls.
In other art-related news, Livable Buckhead and MARTA are on the hunt for artists to create a mural on PATH400.
Prospective artists have until Friday to apply for the gig here, and the selected creative will be paid $15,000.