OSAKA, JAPAN STREET ART: Gabriel García Márquez by DAAS

A new Colombian bar and restaurant is opening in Osaka and the owner wants the theme to be of Macondo, the fictional town in Gabriel García Márquez’s most famous novel, “One Hundred Years of Solitude.”  Osaka-based American artist DAAS, has been commissioned to paint a portrait of the beloved novelist.

Featured below are some photos to share the perspective and to show the mural’s urban surroundings. You can see that by the end, butterflies have been added to the overall aesthetic. All that is required of the artist now is a bit of ‘fine-tuning,’ but for the most part, this is what it will look like:



“It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.”
― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude                                                                                      


IMG_0987IMG_0988IMG_0989IMG_0990IMG_0991IMG_0992IMG_0993IMG_0994IMG_0995“Things have a life of their own,” the gypsy proclaimed with a harsh accent. “It’s simply a matter of waking up their souls.”
― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

8 & 12may16. Sakuragawa, Osaka, Japan.