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From left to right: Cesar Viveros, Ana Palma, Irving Viveros and Domingo Domínguez.
From left to right: Cesar Viveros, Ana Palma, Irving Viveros and Domingo Domínguez.

The story behind the Pope mural

Irving Viveros summarizes the whole process of the development of the Pope mural in a 7 min. video.

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  • A mural: created by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Programs and painted by more than 5,000 people on 17 days.
  • 1 lead artist, César Viveros.
  • 4,239-square-foot work of art (with 12 figures depicted) consisting of 153 individual panels.
  • 330 gallons of mural paint, 556 shades of color hand-mixed by Viveros and 1,606,688 brushstrokes. 
  • More than half of a year of work.

These are the numbers of the mural which celebrates the historic visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia, and which broke a Guinness record today.

The graphic designer and filmmaker Irving Viveros summarizes the past months in a 7 min. video:

 

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