Amazing Street Art Created by a 94-Year-old Man Who Wanted To Keep His Village From Being Demolished

The old man made the decision that the old houses would not be demolished, even though the government wanted to. The 94-year-old Taiwanese had no better idea for bringing attention to the issue than to decorate his community with varied patterns.

How a 96-year-old man used art to save his village from demolition - PR  Newswire APACIn the 1920s, Huang Yong-Fu was born. About 40 years ago, he immigrated to Taiwan, where he was provided residence in one of the little villages.
The people were informed one day that their community would be destroyed and that everyone would receive financial compensation. After taking their money, all of the locals went.

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Huang Yong-Fu, however, had no plans to leave his house. He had been all alone in this village at one time or another.

Being alone made Juan nervous. One day, he simply painted his house’s wall while walking down the street. This pattern gradually spread as more were added. The houses of the departed neighbors’ neighbors were also painted by the old man.
The painted walls were photographed, and that image was then shared online.

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Huang’s works attracted the attention of art enthusiasts and activists, who brought attention to the issue of this guy.

The area now receives a surprising number of visitors. As a result of activists and students working to keep the town alive, it is currently regarded as one of Taiwan’s most fascinating sights.

The colorful and unique drawings in the community naturally gave it the name Rainbow. Every year, around a million people go there.

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