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Massive coronavirus-themed grass graffiti is unveiled in Swiss Alps

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - A French artist known for massive works of graffiti on grass best seen from the air presented his latest piece on Sunday in the Swiss Alps - a coronavirus-related picture of a girl looking towards the horizon.

The artist Saype, whose real name is Guillaume Legros, has painted his temporary, biodegradable images on lawns en.saype-artiste.com/lumiere from Yamoussoukro in Ivory Coast to the Champ de Mars next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, often depicting children or a close-up of two people's hands gripping each other's forearms.

“Beyond crisis”, his new work on a clearing in the Swiss resort town of Leysin, shows a girl sitting, completing a chain of stick figures holding hands.

“The fresco of more than 3,000 square metres evokes the building of a world with more solidarity and more humanity,” Saype said in a statement.

Reporting by Denis Balibouse; Writing by Francois Murphy

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