Graffiti in Barcelona

Articles in ‘Graffiti in Barcelona’

Barelona street art

June 14th, 2010

This Flick group is a brilliant collection of street art in Barcelona. The above near the Forum is by la ira món mort

Coincidently in The Guardian:

Graffiti protesting has become a symbol of resistance as a rising tide of visitors engulfs the local population

He, or she, is a Catalan cross between Banksy and an anti-tourism league. At night the mystery graffiti protester roams the streets of Barcelona’s old quarter leaving behind markings on the streets that divide them into separate lanes for the tourists and the “normal” Barcelonans.

Every day the city hall sends out workmen to paint over the markings, afraid that someone is trying to push away the tourists who bring in welcome wealth but increasingly make native Barcelonans feel jostled off their own streets.

The best view in Barcelona

February 19th, 2010

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The Turó de la Rovira betwen El Carmel and el Guinardó offers one of the best views to admire Barcelona. The ruined gun emplacements remind us it is also the site of Barcelona’s air defences during the Civil War. More on this another day. It is also a great spot for graffiti. Photos by Mónica. Note hanging shoe art.

Graffiti in Poble Nou

February 18th, 2010

Poble Nou Graffiti

Strange figures in Poble Nou. Photo by Mónica.

Shark graffiti

April 19th, 2009

I love this graffiti work in El Carmel, Barcelona. Note in the last image the juxtaposition of the shark formed by 100-euros notes, the fading PCC propoganda and the tree growing impossibly out of the concrete wall. Photos by Mónica.

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Pakistani children

April 14th, 2009

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Graffiti artist unknown. Taken by Mónica in El Carmel, Barcelona.