Alexandre Farto aka Vhils was one of the most anticipated names for this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii festival. Both visitors and participating artists were looking forward to seeing the Portuguese artist in action, which kept being postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Eventually, the machines started roaring and tearing down chunks of the the wall. The scene was looking and sounding very different than at any other mural, as it all looked more like a chaotic construction site than where an art piece is getting created. Using his unusual practice, Vhils engraved a portrait of Kalākaua, the last reigning king of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Take a look at more photos below…

Photos credit: saL.
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