Graffiti artist Paco Rosic is bringing the famous Sistine Chapel ceiling to Waterloo, Iowa:
Lying on industrial scaffolding, his legs dangling high above the ground, graffiti artist Paco Rosic reaches for a can of Leather Brown paint. With a quick, rattling shake, he squeezes the nozzle and adds subtle highlights to the hand of God reaching for Adam.
Rosic is using 12-ounce cans of spray paint to fulfill an almost lifelong obsession: to re-create one of the world's greatest artistic works — Michelangelo's frescoes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling — in his own street style. ...
So far, he has drained more than 2,000 cans of Krylon paint, regularly wiping out the stock of every Wal-Mart, craft store and hardware shop in a 10-mile radius. With each can costing about $4.50, Rosic estimates he's spent $9,000 on paint supplies alone.
He needs more.
Rosic estimates that he'd need 5,000 cans of spray paint to finish the ceiling, under which would be a cafe and a jazz club.