The mural “Malaga loves Basel”, which was created in honour of the artist Pablo Picasso and his influence on the cultural city of Basel, has been on display at Kohlenberg since 1 September 2023.
Graffiti artist Dest Jones from Basel and urban artist Lalone from Malaga joined forces to create a piece of art marking the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death. The aim of this project is to inspire street artists not just from Basel, but from around the world, to collaborate under the motto “Malaga loves ...”. Malaga, as the city of Picasso’s birth, would like to create monuments in his honour in cities that had in the past or still retain a close connection to him. In Basel, the artwork commemorates the historic purchase of two Picasso paintings in 1967 for the Kunstmuseum Basel, made possible thanks to the efforts and eventual approval of the Basel public under the motto “All you need is Pablo”.
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