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‘Endless Sleep’
Eifell Tower | Paris

For the 2016 edition of Nuit Blanche, the nocturnal art trail through Paris, Cleon Peterson painted a monumental five hundred square meter work of art beneath the Eiffel Tower, one of the world's most visited monuments.

While passers-by on the ground floor would only observe an intriguing jumble of lines and abstract shapes, the work revealed itself splendidly to spectators from the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, to which for the occasion, admission was free.

The fresco, titled 'Endless Sleep', is an epic depicting the turbulent reunion of Poli Philo with Polia. Surrounded by dancing nymphs, the protagonists are figures from the Italian novel Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499), one of the most curious books ever published, and also the overarching theme of this edition of Nuit Blanche.