Gallery: Felipe Carrelli Turns Abandoned Cars into Public Art in São Pa...

Last year, a car was abandoned on the street near where Brazilian artist Felipe Carrelli worked in Sao Paulo. It stayed there for six months, and homeless people began to sleep in it. The residents of the neighborhood became afraid the car would attract criminal activity, so they set fire to it. But after the fire, the car just sat there for a couple of weeks and eventually became a kind of a dump where people would throw their trash. So Carrelli transformed the neighborhood eyesore into a canvas for his art. Since that first intervention, some of Carrelli's neighbors have pitched in to help transform abandoned cars into public art installations.

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