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Street artists to cover Tate Modern exterior

The river frontage of Tate Modern on Bankside is to be covered by the work of six street artists next month in the first major museum display of street art in the capital.

Tate Modern
Giles Gilbert-Scott's Bankside Power Station will be adorned by the work of street artists this summer

Tate has commissioned Blu from Bologna, Italy; the artist collective Faile from New York, USA; JR from Paris, France; Nunca and Os Gemeos, both from Sao Paulo, Brazil and Sixeart from Barcelona, Spain to bring their work to Bankside from 23 May to 25 August.

The Street Art commission opens at the same time as Tate Modern's four-day festival of art and performance, UBS Openings: The Long Weekend over the late May Bank Holiday weekend and fits with the theme for this year's event – States of Flux.

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