Though still lagging far behind the likes of Ursynów and Praga, the western district of Bielany is now discovering a liking for wall art…
Unveiled in mid-April, Bielany’s latest mural honours Anna Jantar and Jarosław Kukulski, a pair of artists that resided in an apartment on Reymonta 21. Unveiled on April 11th to coincide with what would have been the couple’s anniversary, the ceremony was attended by hundreds of locals as well as Natalia Kukulska, their daughter.
Taking less than a week to paint, the mural was designed by Adam Żebrowski and features the words ‘Życia mała garść’, the title of a song that Kukulski composed. Boasting vibrant, retro colours, the artwork was painted so as to effect the look of a classic vinyl record.
Bielany’s Cult Murals
Debuting last year one week ahead of what would have been her 70th birthday, this mural remembers Kora, a best-selling rock artist who for decades dominated the Polish charts.
For years Kora lived on the same street, ul. Płatnicza, as the actress Krystyna Sienkiewicz. Painted in a similar style, this mural has reunited the two friends. A hugely popular local figure, Sienkiewicz even had a gallery in her back garden titled “The Hut of Unnecessary Things”.
Presented in a flurry of fluid colours, this work was created to mark the 20th anniversary of Akogo, a foundation that provides help to the families of comatose young people.
Andriej12 May 2023 #1 Author