Inspired by the history of the city and the local businesses, German artist decided to incorporate elements such as local bookstore as part of his work. The finished image depicts hands holding stacks of books, with titles of the books carrying “hidden” nods to city’s past and future – “Story of 100 years” refers to the wall’s neighboring buildings, as well as city’s rich history, while “Great Expectations” and “The Prophet” possibly suggest the potential for a creative awakening in the city. Once again Maclaim showed his great eye and skills for creating large scale photoralistic works, especially painting human anatomy and his favorite – hands, this time using more subtle, paler tones than usual.
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