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A COLLABORATION BEETWEEN DAUM AND KONGO PRESENTED AT PARIS ART FAIR

French graffiti artist Cyril Phan, aka Kongo, has teamed with French crystal company Daum to create spray-paint cans made of “pate de cristal”.

As one of the major representatives of the street art scene for nearly 30 years, Saigon-born Kongo stayed true to his metier, and created the spray cans in an array of bright, explosive colors, topping them off with an 18-carat golden spray tip that wittily sports his fingerprint.

Recently unveiled at Art Paris Art Fair (ended April 3), the spray cans also convey the multiculturalism of his work, and each one is unique.

Founded in 1878 in Nancy, France, Daum has partnered with various artists over the company’s history, including many from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, as well as Salvador Dali, George Braque, Jacques Majorelle, and Arman.

Also on show at Art Paris were collaborations with another famed French street artist, Jérôme Mesnager — as well as Benin-born Romuald Hazoumé, whose work speaks out against modern slavery; Mozambican sculptor Gonçalo Mabunda, whose work is devoted to the memory of his country; and Paris-based Alain Séchas, who finds inspiration from the world of comics.

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