Artist Gregos has plastered cities with more than 1,000 pseudo-Gregoses.

Gregos. Gregos. Gregos. Learn this man’s name now, because chances are if you’re in Europe you’ll be running smack into a simulacrum of his puckered face.

Gregos is an urban artist from Paris who’s slowly, doggedly plastering cities with models of his mug. Some are frowning, others wincing as if on the toilet, others jutting out their tongues. “Each face is a sort of self-portrait of the day to express his humors, his past, present, and future, everything that makes Gregos,” Gregos writes. “As of today, more than 1,000 faces have been installed, in Paris mostly, but also in other towns of France and of the world.”

Gregos is so determined to spread Gregos he’s selling little versions of his face for fans to hang in their burgs. (The sculpture titles range from “The Kiss” to “The Sadness” to “The Pain.”) As there’s not much more to say about this hilariously self-centered pursuit, let’s just dive into some of the Gregoses and Gregos appreciators out there:

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. Equity

    We'll Need To Reopen Our Cities. But Not Without Making Changes First.

    We must prepare for a protracted battle with coronavirus. But there are changes we can make now to prepare locked-down cities for what’s next.

  2. photo: Former HUD secretary Julián Castro
    Equity

    How to Head Off a Coronavirus Housing Crisis

    Former HUD secretary and presidential candidate Julián Castro has ideas for state and federal leaders on protecting vulnerable renters from a housing disaster.

  3. photo: a For Rent sign in a window in San Francisco.
    Coronavirus

    Do Landlords Deserve a Coronavirus Bailout, Too?

    Some renters and homeowners are getting financial assistance during the economic disruption from the coronavirus pandemic. What about landlords?

  4. Coronavirus

    Black Businesses Are Not Getting the Coronavirus Relief They Deserve

    The latest U.S. coronavirus aid package promises a partial and uneven economic recovery that leaves behind the African American community.

  5. photo: South Korean soldiers attempt to disinfect the sidewalks of Seoul's Gagnam district in response to the spread of COVID-19.
    Coronavirus

    Pandemics Are Also an Urban Planning Problem

    Will COVID-19 change how cities are designed? Michele Acuto of the Connected Cities Lab talks about density, urbanization and pandemic preparation.  

×