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Lisbon: Street Art Destination

Posted by Nads on November 2, 2012

As we’ve traveled over the years we’ve developed a bit of a fascination with street art.  Urban graffiti has quickly developed into a true art form and we have been lucky to be in some cities where the  landscape of street graffiti is breathtaking.  Lisbon is one of those places.  We’re walkers, so the ability to stop and observe the art that finds its’ way onto random walls, alleys and pockets is part of the way we love to explore.  Yes, my husband did drag me to many obscure corners in Paris looking for that Space Invader stamp.

 

Conversely, the street art of Lisbon is right in your face.  As part of a cooperative project between the government and several art associations, street art has been commissioned to re-face several old and abandoned buildings.  The way the artists have integrated messaging into the facades of the buildings is brilliant and is was great fun to photograph and try to discover a bit of their story.  Here’s some pics from our meanderings, and a link to the Cargo Collective, one of the more prevalent artists groups commissioned to develop ‘Crono’, a wide body of work unfolding across Lisbon buildings over the course of this year.  Checkout some of the work, it’s really really wild stuff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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