Monkey Bird Crew in Lille, France and Their Largest Monkey/Bird Stencil

The Bordeaux-based Street Art duo Monkey Bird Crew were in the northern French capital Lille in November to create their largest mural ever and today we have some exclusive shots of the enormous piece from the natural stencilists as they scaled the bricked wall and sprayed the new work.

 

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Monkey Bird Crew in Lille, France. (photo © Aline Mairet)

Phototographer Aline Mairet tells us “This collaborative work was realized as part of the major cultural event called “Renaissance” (by Lille3000) and was built with the contribution and participation of the neighborhoods residents.”

It’s standard practice for Edouard and David to portray their chosen avatars of monkey and a bird – of many varieties – in a composition that shows their reliance on one another. Aline says that she sees the their inspiration as being derived “principally from sacred or lyrical works such as illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, and architectural ornamentation – as well as Japanese prints and fantastic illustrations from the ‘Arts and Crafts’ period.”

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Monkey Bird Crew in Lille, France. (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Monkey Bird Crew in Lille, France. (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Monkey Bird Crew in Lille, France. (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Monkey Bird Crew in Lille, France. (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Monkey Bird Crew in Lille, France. (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Monkey Bird Crew in Lille, France. (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Monkey Bird Crew in Lille, France. (photo © Aline Mairet)

 

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