Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Graffiti in Horta

We took a walk around Carmel, in Horta-Guinardo, the working class neighborhood where my in-laws live. The local gym and community center boasts an amazing display of graffiti. While taking these photos I met Carles, the community center’s youth coordinator who explained that last summer the center held a party at which local and European graffiti artists were invited to bring their paints and stencils and bomb this whole wall. These pics can’t do justice to the incredible array of work here.



1 comment:

przxqgl said...

in the US, that would be painted over as quickly as possible and the building owners would be fined for encouraging vandalism...

around here, people say that grafitti isn't art... 8/

i've got to get out of this country...