"Kikito:" The New Art Piece Between the Border of Tecate and the U.S.A. that Speaks More Than a Thousand Words

Yesterday, the French artist "JR" began the installation of a large artistic piece on the border fence that divides the city of Tecate from the United States.

From the Mexican side, in the municipality of Tecate, the great image of a child was raised thanks to the help of the same curious inhabitants.

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The large piece is the image of a child in whose perspective, seen from the other side of the border, looks like he's holding the border wall with his hands.

The journalist Jorge Ramos came personally from the American side to interview the artist and immediately helped this creation become viral.

The artist is recognized for his hability of filling spaces with large format photographs, mostly in buildings.

The child of the photograph is Francisco (also called "Kikito";) who lives in the area and is only one year old.

A very impressive photo. Photo: Rubén Amavisca
A very impressive photo. Photo: Rubén Amavisca

To what is known, the artist did not have the support of Mexican authority, but only from the same residents of Tecate, where he will be giving a lecture at the Centro Cultural de Tecate to explain his work.

Yet its incredible how this artistic installation can mean so many things for so many people just in the week that US President, Donald Trump, reversed the Deferred Action program for young immigrants (DACA).

Photo: Rubén Amavisca
Photo: Rubén Amavisca

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Translated by:cristina.mora@sandiegored.com


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