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Article by Karen Robinson


Once again, whilst driving down Johnstone Street in Fitzroy, I discovered this amazing street art work – it is impossible not to notice this incredible work by AKOS JUHASZ.  There is so much to see as it sprawls along the entire length of this building.  Luscious red and gold hair streams along the side of the building, almost as if caressing it.  The female form featured, stares back with sultry eyes and pouting lips.  It can be viewed from across the small street of Gore where you can sit in the sun and sip a cappuccino or cafe latte on a lazy Sunday morning at one of Fitzroy’s cafes.  There are lots of small detailing, rich and vibrant colours within the artwork itself.  You cannot pass by and not stop and admire one of Fitzroy’s best street art works.


AKOS JUHASZ Melbourne Street Art Fitzroy Cnr Gore & Johnstone Streets


Article by Street Art deTours


The image of the white female body is so historically iconic in art. Akos Juhasz’s mural outside Biba Academy (a hair dresser academy) in Brunswick captures this well. His mural is reminiscent of the gold infused paintings of Gustav Klimt. It is interesting that this work was commissioned for the outside of a hair and beauty salon. That is that this traditional depiction of female beauty was used not only to increase the social capital of Biba, but to further reinforce traditional notions of white female beauty. The saturation of male representations of women in street art is not uncommon. Consider the work of RONE who uses magazine-like, white, cis, women as his trademark style. Here, tour participants can discuss how beauty standards and practices are enforced in their lives, and alternative ways they perceive beauty can manifest, outside traditional femininity.


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