ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
The Death of Ambition, 2011
Artworks

Artist
Artur Silva
Collections
Arts Council of Indianapolis, 46 for XLVI
Materials
Vinyl
Dates
  • Installed, 2011
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Description
Brazilian-born artist Artur Silva creates a digital collage rich with references to pop culture and travel. This desire to seek out new places and knowledge is critical to the survival of humankind. At the center of the mural is a self-portrait of the artist as a modern day Icarus, the Greek mythological character whose pursuit of freedom resulted in his tragic death.

The mural was one of 46 murals commissioned by the Arts Council of Indianapolis as part of its nationally renowned 46 for XL...
Courtesy of the Arts Council of Indianapolis
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Location
Indianapolis, IN
United States

Train overpass at Illinois St. and South St.
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