The Alpha Project: Rone

Demolition on the former Alphington Paper Mill — a brutalist icon in the Alphington suburb of Melbourne — is well underway, making way for one of Australia’s largest urban renewal developments, YarraBend. But in destruction, Rone found new life. The artist, best known for his large scale portraits of beautiful women, realized his latest series of work on the walls of the mill’s dilapidated machine rooms. Only a small group of people were able to view the pieces before they were painted over and the building was destroyed.  (Photos © P1xels, Dave Russell, Tintin Hedberg)

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