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    Mural by HERA of Herakut in Vincennes, France (8 photos)

    Mural by HERA of herakut in Vincennes, France. Photo by De La Couleur Sur Nos Murs.

    Street Artist HERA

    By HERA of herakut in Vincennes, France for Le Point Millepages.

    Translation of the murals text: The children asked the fox how to escape from everyday life. He answers “it’s easy, all you need is to open a book”


    Mural by HERA of herakut in Vincennes, France. Photo by De La Couleur Sur Nos Murs.

    Le Point Millepages: What is the place of books in your home?

    HERA: I have an apartment with high ceilings in which the living room also serves as my workshop. So when I entertain friends, we sit in my open kitchen where a huge bookcase takes up an entire wall. There are a lot of children’s books, and just as many books by photographers like Christina Mittermeier and Steve Mc Curry. They are a source of inspiration and I take them from apartment to apartment, like an essential part of who I am.

    Le Point Millepages: Women you love to read?

    HERA: Susanne Goga, German novelist, is single-handedly responsible for my renewed interest in the city in which I live, Berlin. Her series “LEO BERLIN” is full of historical glimpses when she tells the life of her hero Leo Wechsler, Commissioner for Crim ‘in the 1920s. I have as big a weakness for thrillers as for history. The combination of the two is therefore perfect for me!

    Mural by HERA of herakut in Vincennes, France. Photo by De La Couleur Sur Nos Murs.

    Le Point Millepages: The book that changed your life?

    HERA: There are many of them but one that I take in my luggage when I travel to paint is “Alibi School” by Jeffrey Mc Daniel. It’s a collection of poetry, and in fact, he gave it to me himself in 1997: I was 16 and I was on a school exchange at Venice High School in Los Angeles. Jeffrey had been invited as a lecturer in Lynn Sabin’s poetry class and he had an insane way of mixing humor with the gruesome side of life. To be honest, at 16, I didn’t really understand where his energy was coming from, but I did understand a few years later when I started doing graffiti. It was at this precise moment that I rediscovered the book of Mc Daniel and that I reread his verses over and over again until I knew them by heart. AND I have often quoted him on many murals to share his thoughts with the rest of the world.

    Mural by HERA of herakut in Vincennes, France. Photo by De La Couleur Sur Nos Murs.
    Mural by HERA of herakut in Vincennes, France. Photo by De La Couleur Sur Nos Murs.
    Mural by HERA of herakut in Vincennes, France. Photo by De La Couleur Sur Nos Murs.
    Mural by HERA of herakut in Vincennes, France. Photo by De La Couleur Sur Nos Murs.
    Mural by HERA of herakut in Vincennes, France. Photo by De La Couleur Sur Nos Murs.
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