Walls that Remember - The Salesman

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CATEGORY

Urban Art

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YEAR

2019

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PRICE

Not for sale

ABOUT THE WORK

The Salesman is an urban art piece, a part of the #wallsthatremember series. It is a graffiti based on a century-old picture of a salesman from the Jewish Quarter of Vilnius. A century after the photo was taken, The Salesman invites by-passers for a moment with him. 
Art project #wallsthatremember is a contemporary tribute to the historical memory of the Vilnius’ Jewish community. Prior to the horrors of World War II, Vilnius had one of the most active and largest Jewish communities in the region. During the Second World War, this community was nearly eradicated, which is definitely one of the most painful losses to Lithuania and Vilnius in particular. The project uses historical photos for basis of graffiti artworks, scattered all over the territory of the Jewish Quarter. It already became a tourist magnet. Seen by thousands of people already, Walls that Remember has been welcomed by the local Jewish community, diplomats and opinion-shapers.
Photos: Milda Rukaite (Lithuanian Jewish Community) and artist's personal archive