There is one wall in El Raval which is continually covered from top to bottom in graffiti, and has been for many years and layers. You can find it under the archway as you enter Carrer Picalquers from Carrer Riera Baixa, and today I am sharing what was there one day, not long ago, when I had my camara on me. You will find paste-ups, stencilled and hand-sprayed or painted graffiti, some of it interesting, some strange, others spooky or barely there, and some cute or cheeky… Enjoy!
Although a little spooky, I am fascinated by this ‘portrait’ (above). What do you think? And I love the cute TV snail (below). I think he’s adorable.
It’s too bad somebody decided to disrespect Miss Van’s piece and cover it up. It was quite old already (especially considering the ephemeral nature of most graffiti) and rather beautiful. Now all that is visible are a pair of ears and part of the frame she’d painted around her dainty deer.
Ocaña is kept very much alive in this little spot in Barcelona…
… with the usual sweet, big-eyed portraits…
… my favourite of the three is this pretty little mermaid waving at us from her spot on the wall.
Turquoise eyes and hair – now that is quite a look, wouldn’t you agree?
Then there is this finger print being pasted onto a wall by the little man. There are a few similar ones around Barcelona, which I will share with you at some point. Keep a look out for them, and if you know who the artist is, please let me know. Finally, the signature (below) that keeps appearing here and there around town, by Picasso, so it seems (but obviously is not). I like the cheek of it!
All of these can be found on one wall (and it’s not a very large wall) on Carrer Picalquers. Quite a few, eh? I hope you liked them!