Thursday, August 18, 2011

Graffiti Sightings

A few graffiti sightings on the way back from the river walk:

And the piece that set us off on the graffiti trail as we first arrived in Baja:

This little stencil, spotted by Jacob during a prayer walk, sparked an enduring conversation about graffiti: new forms emerging, the messages, and major players, including the unidentified Banksy, who has recently gained some notoriety as the producer of the indie documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop and for funding free Mondays for MOCA’s (Los Angeles) recent exhibition Art in the Streets.

This little stencil led to us deciding to do the Csodalatos graffiti wall at our Friday event, and to do it with stencils. I learned a lot, and I’ll post more about our process tomorrow, but for now, here are a few more sightings of Baja’s underground graffiti artists:

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