Last Friday’s post, Paris…Art on the Street, featured a monumental wall mural that’s actually called Chuuuttt !!! . The work, which can be found at the south side of the Pompidou Centre by the fabulous Fontaine des Automats in Place Stravinski, was created by Jean-François Perroy, who is better known as Jef Aérosol. The Lille-based First-Wave street artist is famous for his compelling spray paint portraits of cultural icons and celebrities. Chuuuttt !!! is Jef Aérosol’s call for calm,quiet and serenity in the heart of Paris.
The busy, tourist-packed Place Stravinski is rarely calm or serene, but it is wildly amusing and entertaining with it’s fountain filled with sixteen whimsical, moving, waterspouting sculptures by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint-Phalle.