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Explosive Portraits Created With A Bang

Monday 02.28.2011 , Posted by
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You might remember our article from a while back about the talented street artist Vhils. His beautifully carved portraits are slowly and exactingly chiseled into stucco walls, leaving the old building with a new face. Well now, as if on a crunch for time, he is creating portraits using explosives buried underneath the clean white surface of the wall. Literally blasting the images into reality, the preparation can take hours… but the works take only a fraction of a second to finish.

Learn more about what Vhils (aka Alexandre Farto) is up to on his website alexandrefarto.com

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Benjamin Starr

Written by Benjamin Starr



Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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