Eiffel Tower artwork unveiled showing 2000ft-long line of hands to raise ...

Artist creates an incredible 2,000ft-long biodegradable mural showing a line of clasped hands at the foot of the Eiffel Tower to raise awareness of the refugee crisis Beyond Walls by Guillaume Legros, known as Saype, shows a row of interlocking hands on the Champ de Mars The huge work will only last a few days before dissolving into the soil and is best viewed from the Eiffel Tower It serves as a tribute to charity SOS Méditerranée which rescues drowning refugees in the Mediterranean Sea Saype will unveil similar works in 20 cities around the world including London in the next three years 

By Jack Newman For Mailonline

Published: 09:12 BST, 16 June 2019 | Updated: 09:26 BST, 16 June 2019

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A huge artwork which hopes to highlight the plight of refugees has been unveiled on the lawn under the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The 1,970ft graffiti Beyond Walls, by artist Saype, real name Guillaume Legros, shows a line of clasped hands and is painted on the grass of the Champ de Mars.

The stunning biodegradable work is best viewed from the top of the Eiffel Tower and serves as a tribute to the charity SOS Méditerranée.

A 1,970ft painting of a chain of interlocked hands has been unveiled on the Champ de Mars lawn under the Eiffel Tower in Paris

A 1,970ft painting of a chain of interlocked hands has been unveiled on the Champ de Mars lawn under the Eiffel Tower in Paris

The stunning image has been painted directly on to the grass and will dissolve into the soil after only a few days and pedestrians will walk over it

The stunning image has been painted directly on to the grass and will dissolve into the soil after only a few days and pedestrians will walk over it

The humanitarian organisation works to rescue migrants at risk of drowning in the Mediterranean Sea.

An average of six refugees died every day last year trying to cross the sea, according to the UN.

The artwork is designed to dissolve into the soil and people will walk over it at the popular tourist hotspot.

The image is best viewed from up high on the Eiffel Tower (pictured) and makes little sense to passersby on the ground

The image is best viewed from up high on the Eiffel Tower (pictured) and makes little sense to passersby on the ground

The artwork has been carried out by graffiti artist Guillaume Legros who goes by the name Saype. He will carry out similar projects in 20 cities around the world including London

The artwork has been carried out by graffiti

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