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A mural commemorates the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 in London

Commissioned by the Hungarian Cultural Center London, Hungarian graffiti artist Fat Heat has made a wall painting to commemorate the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

The artwork covering 65 square meters is located in Holborn, central London, near the British Museum. The metaphoric work of art alludes to the rebirth of nature, symbolizing the regime change that took place thirty years ago and the liberation from the Soviet Communist oppression. The mural was painted on a firewall rising above a playground and an outdoor training park, and its images include a flag with a hole from 1956, which will also be placed on the facade of the Embassy of Hungary in London this year – the visitors’ attention is also called to the symbolism of the artwork by a signboard.

“Due to the coronavirus, the usual large ceremonies will be cancelled in London, too, this year, but this should not hinder us from remembering the heroes of the revolution” – claimed Máté Vincze, the leader of the Hungarian Cultural Center London. “The Hungarian Cultural Center London aims to bring historical heroes closer to youth every year” – he added.

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Source: Press release

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