Winter break in Lisbon

Cane Morto (Italian crew)

How can one not fall in love with Lisbon! When you walk the streets of this city, in tourist areas or less known places, you see art everywhere. Graffiti, tags, and a diverse array of street art explodes on the walls. Add to all the illegal activity Vhils’ UnderDogs project, and you end up going from surprise to surprise at every street corner.

Lisbon was hit hard by the 2008 economic crisis. As a result, a lot of buildings of the city were abandoned by their owners, quickly enlarging the playground of graffiti and street artists making the city attractive to many international artists.

It’s now a kind of “street art place to be”, which is okay, but you soon find yourself torn between the pleasure of discovering new stunning art pieces and frustration caused by having already seen photos of so many of the murals on the internet. Still, better to share the artwork than not, so here’s some Lisbon street art from Cane Morto, Vhils, Créons, Sumo, Exit-enter, C215, Tinta Crua, Os Gemeos, Kraken, Sam3, Ericailcane, and

Cane Morto
Créons (Belgian artist)

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Banksy + 5: October 12th

Banksy. Photo by carnagenyc.
Banksy. Photo by carnagenyc.

I’m late on this one, but hey, it was the weekend and I was in Little Italy watching this wall come together. Saturday’s Banksy, while a pretty standard stencil besides the great placement, continues on Banksy‘s theme for Better Out Than In of it really being about the crowd. Concrete Confessional is just perfect for photos like the one above, and really requires a fan to activate the piece.

Here’s today’s + 5 by Ntel, Frank Ape, La Ira, and two unknown artists edit: Cane Morto and one unknown artist:

Ntel. Photo by Bill Benzon.
Ntel. Photo by Bill Benzon.
Frank Ape. Photo by edenpictures.
Frank Ape. Photo by edenpictures.
La Ira. Photo by món mort.
La Ira. Photo by món mort.
Unknown artist. Does the signature say Mari?
Unknown artist. Does the signature say Mari? Photo by Beth M527.
M? Photo by svennevenn.
Cane Morto in Bergen. Photo by svennevenn.

Photos by carnagenyc, Bill Benzon, edenpictures, món mort, Beth M527 and svennevenn