In the first commission to use the iconic river façade of Tate Modern, the gallery will present the work of six internationally acclaimed artists, whose work is intricately linked to the urban environment. Street Art at Tate Modern, sponsored by Nissan QASHQAI, opens on 23 May and is the first major public museum display of Street Art in London.
The works, which will adorn the river-facing wall of the building, will be created by six international artists: french JR, italian Blu, the FAILE collective, Barcelona's Sixeart, Sao Paulo's Nunca and fellow Brasilian graffiti twins (and my good friends) OS GEMEOS.
The artworks will be displayed for three months from 23 May. A Tate spokesman said a protective coating would be placed on the wall to avoid damage when they are removed.
The murals are expected to measure 15 metres by 12 metres, and will decorate the Turbine High Wall of the building, a former power station on the south bank of the Thames.