The French artist Thierry Noir is a precursor of the modern street art movement. He became famous for being the first artist to continuously decorate the Berlin Wall illegally from 1984 to pre-empt its ultimate fall in 1989. His murals always features over-sized human heads painted in bright primary colors.
“Those big faces and big noses and big mouths and eyes, are like the cousin of little Red Riding Hood and now those heads are symbolic of the new freedom of Europe.” Thierry Noir
Nowadays, Thierry Noir is in the UK for a one-off collaboration with East London artist Stik.