A team of 100 graffiti artists was asked to paint the walls of a student dormitory at the Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris as a part of Rehab 2, an urban festival that ran from 16 June to 16 July. Unfortunately, all of the art will be gone soon due to the official renovation of the dormitory.
Actually, it was an experiment, which was conducted by US government to find out the effects of psychotomimetic drugs. This one was Oscar Janiger, a University of California-Irvine psychiatrist, giving an artist crayons and doses of LSD, then asking him to draw 9 portraits of himself while under the effect of the drug.
Manabu Ikeda is a Japanese pen and ink artist who just finished a massive painting called “Rebirth.” In his painting the artist expressed what happened to Japan after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, the tsunami that followed and the rebirth of the country. Ikeda started working on “Rebirth” in 2013. The artist worked for 10 hours a day, six days a week for to finish three and a half years to finish the painting.