Hanoi villa inspired by Covid-19 battle

By Ha Mi   May 19, 2021 | 09:40 am GMT+7
A villa in Hanoi coated with colorful graffiti reminds locals to adopt Covid-19 preventative measures.
The four-floor villa, located in Hanoi’s Ha Dong District, attracts people by its colorful paintings named Chung Tay Danh Bay Covid-19 (Fight against the Covid-19 together).

The four-floor villa, located in Hanoi’s Ha Dong District, attracts onlookers with its colorful work "Chung Tay Danh Bay Covid-19" (Fight Covid-19 together).

There was no Covid-19 vaccine when I painted this, but I thought I would painted bottles of vaccine that look like rockets targeting the pandemic. And the Earth is in the middle, with a house and house with a crane symbol, showing the solidarity of Vietnamese people amid the pandemic, he recalled.

All graffiti covering the 300-meter-square villa were done by artist Le Long in March 2020.

The paintings outside the 300-meter-square villa were done by graffiti artist Le Long in March 2020.

"There was no Covid-19 vaccine when I painted this, but I thought I would paint bottles of vaccine that look like rockets targeting the pandemic. And the Earth is in the middle, with a house and crane symbol, showing the solidarity of Vietnamese amid the pandemic," he recalled.

The most difficult thing was the weather and material shortage. I paint this during the nationwide social distancing campaign, so all stores were closed, and I did not have choices of materials. I just tried my best to finish the painting in that situation, Long said.

"The most difficult thing was the weather and material shortage. I painted this during the nationwide social distancing campaign, so all stores were closed, and I did not have a choice of materials. I just tried my best to finish," Long said.

A colorful novel coronavirus wearing a mask painted by Long.

A colorful novel coronavirus wearing a mask painted by Long.

The painter hired a crane to lift him up, and used up to 6,000 bottles of paint to finish his artwork in 30 days.

The artist hired a crane, and used up to 6,000 bottles of paint to finish the murals in 30 days.

 
 
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