The ‘Rainbow Grandpa’ saving a Taiwan village with art


This photo taken on Aug 19, 2015 shows 93-year-old artist Huang Yung-fu posing at his home in the Rainbow Village in the Nantun district of Taiwan’s central Taichung. AFP

The Sun Daily
Date: 1 September 2015

HUANG Yung-fu greets visitors to his village in central Taiwan with paint-stained hands and shoes spattered with flecks of colour, a sign of the daily artistic labour that has seen him single-handedly stave off the developers’ bulldozers.

At 93 years old, the former soldier still gets up at 3am every day to spend four hours daubing the walls of the small settlement with colourful figures, from birds and animals to celebrity singers and sportsmen.

Known as ‘Rainbow Grandpa’, Huang’s artwork has kept the village safe as the surrounding area has been flattened.     [FULL  STORY]

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