Haas&Hahn — Favela Painting — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"When a group of Pixação artists broke into the Sao Paulo biennial and trashed the exhibits of several established street artists, this only showed how many facets and faces, rules and freedoms this art form has."
Haas&Hahn is the working title of artistic duo Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn. They started working together in 2005, when they filmed a documentary about hip hop in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Inspired by this visit, they embarked on a journey to bring outrageous works of art to unexpected places, starting with painting enormous murals in the slums of Brazil together with the local youth.