Zoo Project, Parisian street artist, is dead at 23

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Photo by urbanartcore.eu

Some very sad news. Earlier this week, we posted about the graffiti at Detroit’s Brewster Projects. What we did not know at the time is that Zoo Project, a 23 year old street artist whose work is very well known in Paris, had been found murdered at the Brewster Projects last summer. His body has only just now been identified.

Photo by gildas_f
Photo by gildas_f

I remember seeing a lot of Zoo Project pieces around Paris the last time I was there. They seemed to be everywhere and they immediately caught my eye. Unfortunately, I’ve never been all that good about covering Parisian street art on Vandalog, and I absolutely failed to properly cover Zoo Project’s work while he was alive. The why of that is unimportant right now. Zoo Project was like a young Blu: Painting large pieces on the street in black and white or muted colors, commenting on society, politics and technology with surreal imagery… He will be greatly missed, and his death is a loss to street art. To make up in a very small way for me neglecting his work on Vandalog despite my admiration for it, here are a few Zoo Project pieces…

Photo by G@ttoGiallo
Photo by G@ttoGiallo
Photo by kayexalate
Photo by kayexalate
Photo by Gaël Chardon
Photo by Gaël Chardon
Photo by marcovdz
Photo by marcovdz
Photo by gillesklein
Photo by gillesklein
Photo by Béatrice Faveur
Photo by Béatrice Faveur
Photo by gillesklein
Photo by gillesklein
Photo by gillesklein
Photo by gillesklein

Photos by urbanartcore.eu, gildas_f, G@ttoGiallo, kayexalate, Gaël Chardon, marcovdz, gillesklein and Béatrice Faveur

  • Caroline Caldwell

    So sad. Such a great artist.