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The Midas Project in Barcelona

 - May 22, 2008
Have you ever heard of King Midas? To make a long story short, he was a pretty greedy king who wished that whatever he touched would turn to gold. As a result, he ended up starving to death because all the food he touched turned to the valuable metal.

The project by an unknown rebel street artist questions the necessity of various objects in our daily life. The artist has been painting water fountains, public telephones, dustbins and other public ammenties around the streets of Barcelona to bring awareness to the value of these things.