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Agdz, Morocco with the David Young Choe Foundation and Igloo Hong

The Legend of Igloo Hong continued to grow as it made its way to Agdz, Morocco.  No formal press release has been announced explaining what was going on.  But we do know that DVS-1, Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews, El Mac, Andrew Hem and David Choe were on location at the site.


New Mural by El Mac in Phnom Penh Cambodia


New mural by El Mac was just completed in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  The work celebrates a local artisan who lives in the building where the mural was painted.  In El Mac’s signature style, the artist portrayed a woman who hand makes traditional Cambodian Tapestries. El Mac in his ongoing pursuit of giving people without voices a voice, celebrates with this mural her dedication to her community and preservation of the Cambodian culture.  Public Art of this nature is a rarity in the capital city and the wall was made possible by the Igloo Hong Project underwritten by the David Young Choe Foundation.

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Checkout the work in progress video:

El Mac painting a quick wall in Kep, Cambodia with David Choe

El Mac painting a quick wall in Cambodia with David Choe + ground support from a bunch of local kids. #IglooHong project #DavidYoungChoeFoundation
The portrait is based on a detail from a Francesco Gessi painting from the 1600s. I painted an earlier interpretation of this in 2008 on a door in Milan with Retna which was destroyed, so now the image has a new incarnation on the southern coast of Cambodia.