The series of giants made by Ella & Pitr continues on this facade located near the Saint-Etienne Châteaucreux train station (FR). Entitled Le coup de pied à la lune (The kick to the moon), this work replaces the nude giant sitting on buildings painted in 2011 by the two Saint Etienne-based artists.
Four days of work and many liters of paint were required to create the referee and the sleeping moon on the 30-m facade. The work includes many references: the referee, taking up most of the wall, symbolizes the place of football in Saint-Etienne, a sport that has marked the history of the city. The moon is reminiscent of the Journey to the Moon by Georges Méliès, an allegory of culture and art. This poetic encounter brings us back to our dreams and imagination. Are both characters dreaming of more art in the city ?
The work can be seen at the corner of rue Cugnot and rue Ferdinand in Saint-Etienne (FR).
Photo credits : @benrch for Sold Art