Tour Paris 13

Thinking back to Vicki's trip to Paris in October, 2013 and the work she made at Tour Paris 13, an iconic graffiti mecca in Paris that was set to be demolished. Her visit sparked a collaboration with light graffiti artist, Marko 93 and the two spent a night in the building writing with light in various rooms filled with graffiti. I always find collabs to pretty interesting as many times, the artists don't discuss any plan, they just get to the site and start making work off of feeling and vibes in the space. This doesn't mean that collabs always work and I think many times artists are reluctant to collaborate because of the spontaneity that needs to happen for a successful shoot. 

I find that this one night collab worked. Vicki's arabesque writing has a nice contrast to Marko's harsh quick lines. They both take over the entire space and play around with different perspectives and forms of writing, which ads a nice depth and you can really feel the raw space of the Tour Paris 13 building. 

Collab with Marko 93 #1, 2013 at Tour Paris 13

Collab with Marko 93 #1, 2013 at Tour Paris 13

Collab with Marko 93 #2, 2013 at Tour Paris 13

Collab with Marko 93 #2, 2013 at Tour Paris 13

Collab with Marko 93 #3, 2013 at Tour Paris 13

Collab with Marko 93 #3, 2013 at Tour Paris 13

Collab with Marko 93 #4, 2013 at Tour Paris 13

Collab with Marko 93 #4, 2013 at Tour Paris 13

Collab with Marko 93 #5, 2013 at Tour Paris 13

Collab with Marko 93 #5, 2013 at Tour Paris 13

Collab with Marko 93 #6, 2013 at Tour Paris 13

Collab with Marko 93 #6, 2013 at Tour Paris 13

Collab with Marko 93 #7, 2013 at Tour Paris 13

Collab with Marko 93 #7, 2013 at Tour Paris 13


In addition to this collab, Vicki went to Tour Paris 13 on the night before the demolition and made a few works outside of the building. These pieces made outside of the building were done while hundreds of people gathered outside & inside the building for its final hours. The building represented a space that welcomed graffiti and street artists, who are usually banned from outdoor public spaces and have to turn to illegal sites, making work wherever they get the chance. This welcoming allowed for artists to have free range and make work without fearing arrest. 


Tour Paris 13: FOY, 2013

Tour Paris 13: FOY, 2013

Tour Paris 13: ce moment, 2013

Tour Paris 13: ce moment, 2013

Tour Paris 13: FOY #2, 2013

Tour Paris 13: FOY #2, 2013

Tour Paris 13, 2013

Tour Paris 13, 2013