Jun 25 2009

Santiago graffiti and stencils

Bodhi

I had the unexpected opportunity to walk through Barrio Bellavista in Santiago and the graffiti there blew my mind!  This stuff was so much better and in such greater quantity than anything I’d seen in Buenos Aires.  Most of it was just huge, filling the entire wall.  And it seems that the authorities really didn’t seem to mind so much as the streets were filled with it.  Either that or the artists were very skilled at getting their work done quickly in the cover of night.

Some stencils, some giant freehand pieces here.  Some that make use of other art or the surroundings daftly in a Banksy-esque way.  I am told there are many more other brilliant pieces that await me in Valparaiso.  And there are so many more other shots on my camera that I can’t post right now.  ::drool::

Banksy?

In the style of Banksy..if only the "perder" one didn't conflict with it

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The rose is a nice touch

Doubly cute

Doubly cute

Just go ahead and use the whole wall

Just go ahead and use the whole wall

Back to basics

Back to basics

small and good

small and good

Weird and artsy..I love it

Weird and artsy..I love it