The Shipwreck of Bienvenu

A mural on an abandoned dam wall by French artist duo Alla & Pitr.

The dam was originally built in 1959, but problems with the overall construction made it dangerous to use for its intended function. ella & pitr’s team of five artists, suspended on ropes, completed the illustration in just 2 weeks — transforming the manmade barrier into the artist’s canvas. the figure is accompanied by a narrative. the artists describe, ‘after a long trip on his little boat, he finally arrived where he was looking for — thanks to a small picture of the place he dreamt about. He’s now resting, and questioning about what will happen next.’