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Street Artist Holds Unauthorized Solo Exhibition At The Louvre Metro Station
June 27, 2013
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(Photo: In Ze Street)

For an artist, getting your work into the Louvre Museum in Paris is a serious achievement.

After all, if your art is exhibited in the same building as the Mona Lisa, you must be doing something right.

But let's face it, there's only so much space inside that hallowed gallery.

That didn't stop street artist Kai from holding an exhibition of works at the Louvre... subway station.

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(Photo: In Ze Street)

The artist recently set up his own unauthorized gallery-style exhibition inside the Louvre-Rivoli Metro Station, which already boasts some reproductions of actual artwork from the Museum.

The pop-up display featured work from Kai and his fellow artists, many of which function as parodies of the Louvre's artwork (like a classical-style portrait with the head of 50 Cent, for instance - that's him on the right in the image below).

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(Photo: In Ze Street)

Check out a few shots of the temporary gallery on this page, and visit In Ze Street to see more.

And for a taste of the artist's other work and philosophy, visit his website, where he talks about the importance of street art :

"Nothing is as effective as street art in producing change in everyday life," he writes.

"Particularly in the realm of advertising, corporations initiate a war and street artists fight back. Brainwashed to buy into certain behaviours, people can only achieve balance if they are confronted with an equally powerful and persuasive counteroffensive."

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