Along the Canal l’Ourcq at the north-east Paris suburb of Pantin stands a shrine to local Paris graffiti artists Artof Popof, Da Cruz and Marko and their guests, who have painted completely the exterior of two gigantic old warehouses.
As part of this year’s L’été du Canal (“Summer Canal” event) the town hall of Paris suburb Pantin gave carte blanche to the graffiti artists to paint these former Chamber of Commerce and Industry buildings, built in 1929 to receive grain and flour.
The industrial era is over and the use of the buildings is currently under reclassification. The buildings will eventually be rehabilitated to house economic activities. And so takes place the reconquest of the banks of the canal!
The warehouses of the old Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris at Pantin, located at Rue Ernest Renan 93500, Pantin
Paris street artists Monsieur Chat (left) and Art of Popof
Artwork by Da Cruz, one of the invited artists
The north side of the warehouses.