A Set of Giant Wind-Up Teeth Painted on the Abandoned Dolphinarium Discotheque in Tel Aviv

Wind up teeth closer

Street artist Dede painted the Dolphinarium discotheque in Tel Aviv, using the building’s rounded shape to create a giant (non-functional) set of wind-up teeth, complete with a giant key. The Dolphinarium, now abandoned, was the site of a suicide bombing on June 1, 2001 that killed 21 people and injured 120 others.

The artist wrote about the piece on Facebook:

Without any doubt the biggest art challenge I have ever had. This piece was hard to achieve.
Stormy nights, high rollers from the ground, the all deal. But it had to be done, I had this vision for almost a year now.

This landmark is found in the middle of continuing ownership arguments, another real estate bite in Tel-Aviv’s view.

Wind up teeth

photos via Dede

via PAPER Magazine, Boing Boing