Thierry Noir
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£5,000 — £5,000


French - 1958

Thierry Noir is a French artist known for his vibrant and playful murals that can be seen on walls all over the world. He was born in Lyon, France in 1958 and moved to Berlin, Germany in 1982, just before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Noir began painting on the Berlin Wall in 1984, making him one of the first artists to use the wall as a canvas. He quickly gained recognition for his bold, colorful images of cartoon-like figures, which he painted on the gray concrete surface of the wall.

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Noir has continued to create murals and public art installations all over the world, including in Paris, London, New York, and Tokyo. His work often features bright colors and playful imagery, and is characterized by a childlike sense of wonder and whimsy.

Noir's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, and he has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. In 2011, he was awarded the prestigious East Side Gallery Award in Berlin for his contributions to the arts.

In addition to his work as a visual artist, Noir is also a musician and has played in several bands over the years. He has also written a book about his experiences painting on the Berlin Wall, which has been widely acclaimed.

Noir's playful and irreverent approach to art has made him one of the most beloved and celebrated street artists of his generation. His murals continue to brighten up cities all over the world, inspiring people to embrace their creativity and embrace the joy of art.