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Julien de Casabianca (FR) is a visual artist, filmmaker and founder of the Outings Project – a global participatory art project that embellishes the streets with portraits taken from classical paintings.

What began as a prank upon seeing Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres’s portrait of Mademoiselle Caroline Rivière at the Louvre (“I wanted to help her get out, like Prince Charming trying to rescue the girl in the museum castle” says de Casabianca) has evolved into a full-time mission to merge the perceptions of canonical and street art, while punctuating neglected spaces with images of beauty.

Each individual appears as if liberated from their museum setting, thus highlighting the strategies employed by street artists in the democratization of art and questioning of the received authority of traditional institutions.

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002 Photo Brian Tallman Artist Julien De Casabianca April 14 2017 4896 x 3264 DSF5646