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Italian graffiti artist to return to Paphos

the art work has now been painted over
Millo's previous work in Paphos

Italian graffiti artist Millo is expected to return to Paphos in the coming days to create a large-scale mural in Yeroskipou after a piece of his street art in the district was painted over last year, Kimonos art centre announced.

The mural will decorate the Andreas Stylianides park in the municipality, which is still under construction, the art centre posted on a social media, signed by Yeroskipou municipality and the park’s construction company, Korantina Homes.

They added that a cultural event will take place to accompany the creation of the work, the schedule of which will be announced at a later stage.

The late Yeroskipou mayor Michalis Pavlides and Korantina Homes construction company had expressed their desire for this collaboration as early as 2021, the post said, after Millo’s mural on a Paphos shopping centre was painted over.

Paphos mayor Phedonas Phedonos had also invited the famous graffiti artist to Paphos during a conference call with him in January 2021 when he apologised for the “unfortunate incident”.

The mural that was painted over was part of the town’s Capital of Culture 2017 events and its destruction created a huge uproar on social media.

According to the municipality’s statement at the time, the artwork was painted on a privately owned building and the owners decided to renovate it.

Millo, born Francesco Camillo Giorgino, is a world-renowned street artist with his work exhibited in Los Angeles, Chicago, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Milan, Rome, Florence among others.

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