Frankfurt Murals

Two Frankfurt-based collective housing corporations display a courageous approach to the design of their structures, making two residential buildings to widely visible landmarks depicting large-sized portraits of famous personalities. Both works by artist and colour planner Thomas Stolz were created as part of the conceptual series ‘Lending Streets a Face’.


Thomas Stolz, Wiesbaden (D)


Lascaux Studio Original


2015 and 2018

The portrait of groundbreaking mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) in the street carrying his name was created in 2015 commissioned by GWH Wohnungsgesellschaft mbH Hessen. The diagram was transferred to the facade by means of a stencil created at the artist’s workshop and applied there by brush and paint roller. The mural measures approximately 10 x 11.5 metres.

For the Frankfurt Collective Housing Corporation (Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft Frankfurt am Main eG) Thomas Stolz realised a 300 square metres portrait of German author Gerhard Hauptmann (‘The Weavers’) on Gerhart-Hauptmann-Ring in 2018. This piece of art was applied by paint brush, roller and airbrush. And again an individually developed technique was employed in order to transfer the design to the facade.