Saturday, third day of November, a frozen autumn in Paris. A few days before the expected event that Le M.U.R association is promoting starting on November 8th, involving more than 50 street artists for an exhibition plus live performances, I joined the spray paint performance of the French street artist M. Chat promoted by the Le M.U.R XVIII.
In front of the Seine, on the end of the afternoon entering the night, cold one. One event where just lovers of street art who could bear the feeling of their feet freezing while M.Chat was drawing his lines in details before finishing his remarkable yellow cat with a big smile on the roofs of Paris surrounded by a hopeful and beautiful blue sky.
M. Chat started to paint in Orléans, France in 1997, on chimneys, roofs, and train platforms. He kept his identity anonymous for 10 years, when in 2007 he was caught in the act of creating the cat. He was documented by the film maker Chris Marker in 2004, named Chats Perchés (The Case of the Grinning Cat). In 2010 M.Chat had more than 60 cats on the streets of Paris during one time for an exhibition.
For the event Le M.U.R de L’Art that will happen during this week, My Life on My Bike and Alternative Paris crew will be covering with creative and alternative journalism the most important moments of this exciting exhibition updating information every day with videos, photos and articles. Be sure to check out our website every day during this week!
Beyond the 50 artists will be exposing their art work on canvas, with performances and installations. Every day there are three performances, workshops, music and the presentation of the “400 ML Project”. 400 spray cans customized by 400 international artists over the last years.