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Dissolving into Liu Bolin’s camouflage art

Monday, November 04, 2013 - 00:59

Nov. 4 - Internationally renowned Chinese artist Liu Bolin mystifies Venezuelans with his ''invisibility art''. Tara Cleary reports.

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Chinese artist Liu Bolin blends in wherever he goes. "The Invisible Man", as Liu is known, paints himself and others seamlessly into the backgrounds of some of the world's most famous cities. His latest arena is the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, where the forty-year-old says he found immediate inspiration. SOUNDBITE: Liu Bolin, Chinese artist, saying (Mandarin - loose translation): "When I arrived in Venezuela, I realized that the car I was in was armored. That gave me the idea to reflect the violence that exists today in this country." An expensive bottle of water alerted the artist to Venezuela's inflation problem. So, he put his money where his mouth is and fused a volunteer with a 50 bolivar bill. Liu will be performing in Caracas until November the 6th - but look carefully or you might miss him.

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Dissolving into Liu Bolin’s camouflage art

Monday, November 04, 2013 - 00:59