On Tuesday, October 13, 2020 the city of Frankfurt and the Frankfurt am Main transport company presented a new mural by the Canadian graffiti artist Alexander BACON Lazich in the Festhalle / Messe subway station as part of an artist exchange between the twin cities of Frankfurt and Toronto.
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the city friendship, the two partner cities Frankfurt and Toronto (Canada) started an artist exchange in cooperation with the Goethe Institute Toronto in 2019. In September 2019, the project partners StreetARToronto (StART), Goethe-Institut and the City of Frankfurt invited the Frankfurt artist Justus Becker to Toronto to create a public mural there.
The return visit from Toronto took place in 2020. Alexander Lazich - artist name: Bacon - has traveled to Frankfurt am Main and designed a public mural in the Festhalle / Messe underground station.
“Last year on my delegation trip to Toronto I was able to inaugurate the wonderful mural by Justus Becker. I am very happy that we were able to bring a piece of art from the twin city to Frankfurt this year. In these difficult times it is particularly important to keep in touch with our partners all over the world. Together we can tackle the consequences of the pandemic and support the economy, such as the creative industries here”
Frankfurt Mayor Peter Feldmann said. The design that BACON created for Frankfurt has the city of Toronto's motto “Diversity our Strength” and the European motto “United in diversity”. Bacon depicted two heraldic animals representing the two twin cities. The eagle stands for Frankfurt, the raccoon for Toronto. When executing the work of art, the Toronto artist had to be based on the color scheme and the design of the subway station. For this reason, the painting was created in black and white and realized with MOLOTOW PREMIUM spray paint!
Photos: Dennis Möbus, Frankfurt.de (Facebook)