Martha Cooper Shoots I ART JOBURG in South Africa
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As usual, I’m slow to post so apologies for old news. South Africa was full of surprises. From our artist-decorated rooms in Jo-Burg’s 12 Decades Hotel to graffiti pieces on trains to flocks of penguins in Cape Town, nothing was as I had imagined beforehand. Although I’ve traveled to North, East, West and Central Africa, this was my first trip to South. Big up to organizer Ricky Lee Gordon aka Freddy Sam and Adidas for including me in this project.
We stayed in Maboneng, a trendy Jo-burg district with sidewalk cafes and small shops that reminded me of Brooklyn's Williamsburg.
Falko, an early writer from Mitchel Flats in Capetown, painted a puzzle mural with a bisected face.
Prolific Falko's second mural was hastily painted over--don't ask...
Headed for a project in India next, Falko painted an Asian elephant in anticipation of his travels.
Remed's second wall was eventually painted over by ESPI.
Fine artist Cameron Platter from Durban, South Africa painted Jo-burg newspaper ads in his first ever mural.
Cameron Platter mural with one of the innummerable recycling carts passing by.
ROA from Belgium, painting African animals atop a scary high lift
Text and Photo: Martha Cooper