Saturday, September 08, 2012

O Cinema graffiti at tiff

Bell's O Cinema! blue wall of graffiti is being painted beside Roy Thomson Hall in #Toronto as part of @tiff_net. The tribute to the art of Canadian filmaking utilizes leading street artists as they apply street art talents to the mainstream festival. Artist Monk-e works on his panel on September 7, 2012.
"TIFF is a premier international film festival and Canadian cinema has of course played a leading role in the Festival's growth and continued success. This year Bell is inviting everyone to make our innovative tribute to the success of Canadian film part of their TIFF 2012 experience," said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility and Residential Services, and Bell's Chief Brand Officer.

Live Art: Bell's "O Cinema"
Five cinema inspired street-art installations will be created at various times and locations near the main TIFF hub at Roy Thomson Hall beginning at 4 pm on September 6, the first day of the Festival.
Zek on September 6 from 4 pm to 10:30 pm -
Monk-e on September 7 from 2 pm to 8 pm
Bacon on September 8 from 1 pm to 8 pm -
Jarus on September 9 from 1 pm to 8 pm
Rons on September 10 from 2 pm to 8 pm -
ZEK's panel
Roy Thomson Hall
Theresa Longo at the L'Oreal Paris tiff headquarters
David Peacut Square at Metro Hall is often the hub of celebrity excitement and often has art or other promotional activities to support tiff. Fans line up for hours and also circle the long red carpet installation waiting for the stars to show up. The photographer pictured above is on stilts for a great view of the action.

See more photos, including Bacon painting his panel, after the jump.
Bacon works his magic on Saturday September 8

See the finished wall below

Veet had a red carpet set up with ladies in pink and were giving away Veet products
Toronto Star had some art installation newspaper boxes on hand, I didn't check if they had newspapers inside

Across the street people gathered along the edges of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel waiting for stars and looking at the fancy cars
I heard that Kristen Stewart was staying at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel (above) and to ensure her privacy she wanted the windows covered. They draped half the hotel to ensure no one could see inside her room. This may or may not have been correct - you never can tell with rumours.

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