Artistic philosophers tend to view the walls of Oaxaca as open invitations for expressing their political views or reflections on the cycles of life, so walks are never dull.
As my street art file is overflowing, thought it was time to share a first installment.
The one positive outcome of POTUS’ proposed wall is that the southern side immediately would be transformed into the world’s longest linear art gallery. Not sure el presidente would appreciate being the focal point of the biting political satire that would be directed his way.
Inartistic graffiti scrawled on walls plagues most urban centers, and Lisboa is no exception. But Lisboa also has an abundance of interesting street art, some volunteer and others authorized through a program called Galeria de Arte Urbana.
For some reason, I take comfort in the words “Every idiot should serve a purpose.” Hey, I try.
To see urban art from other cities featured on this blog, click here.
July 26, 2013, Update: Street-art photographer Stephen Kelley explores Lisbon for Huffington Post.