Mahatma Gandhi will now watch over one of Mumbai’s busiest railway stations

OCT 24, 2017 | By Reecha Kulkarni
L-R:Spot Mahatma Gandhi at Churchgate Station
Photographs by Akshat Nauriyal

An iconic mural of Mahatma Gandhi is being crafted on the walls of one of the oldest train station in Mumbai. Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra will be giving the historic Churchgate station an artistic makeover this month, and it’s a sight for sore eyes.

Known for ultra-sized realistic portraits, Eduardo brings larger-than-life portraits of famous folk to landmarks around the globe, from Abraham Lincoln in Kentucky to Alfred Nobel in Sweden. He hopes to “paint the world in peace with these faces,” and Mahatma Gandhi embodies the spirit of his series, in India. “It’s a privilege to be in India, with visibility in a city like Mumbai. Considering the location of the station, which is majorly attended by common people, I wanted to paint Gandhi as an example of humanity and love that people recognize,” says Eduardo.
St+art India, along with Asian Paints and the Western Railway in Mumbai brought the international street artist to India, to bring back graffiti and other art forms to the masses. And we’re grateful for India’s own little piece of art, which will make commuting around the busy city a little easier.
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