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Selaron Steps Rio de Janeiro Black And White Poster

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The Selaron Steps in Rio de Janeiro are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón.

In 1990, Selarón began renovating dilapidated steps that ran along the front of his house. Originally tiles for the work were scavenged from construction sites and urban waste found on Rio streets. But at his project grew in notoriety people began donating tiles and now the 215 steps are covered in over 2000 tiles collected from over 60 countries around the world.

The steps were a labour of love for Selarón, who called them "my tribute to the Brazilian people" and a "crazy and unique dream [that] will only end on the day of my death." Selarón was mostly unfazed by the attention given to him by curious onlookers and tourists and was constantly spotted at the steps working by day and treating drunken revelers to fascinating anecdotes by night.

Jorge Selarón was found dead on the steps on January 10, 2013, at the age of 65 with burn marks and paint thinner on his body. Police investigated homicide but believed it was suicide.

Please note this print is unframed and the frame is for illustrative purposes  only.

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We offer three for two on all prints. This discount is automatically added at checkout with the lowest priced free.

Shipping & Returns

Our photography prints are sold unframed. Sizes 8 x 12 inches and less are posted in a hard backed envelope. Larger sizes are sent in a poster tube.

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Customers are responsible for any customs charges, if applicable.

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Full refunds will be given if we are contacted within 14 days of delivery and the item is returned within 30 days of delivery.


Our photography is printed at and posted from select photography labs in the UK and the USA on premium photography paper weighing 240gsm with a lustre finish. If you have any select paper requests please get in touch and we will try to accomodate.


If you don't see the size or style you want listed please message us directly as always try to accommodate custom requests.

Image may be cropped slightly to fit size. If there is significant cropping a preview will be sent beforehand.

Please note this print is unframed and the frame is for illustrative purposes only.