The UNESCO World Heritage district of Valparaiso in Chile is literally covered in graffiti. But the talented, artistic kind (mostly). It’s everywhere.
Big and small.
And it’s constantly changing. So that many of the pieces I featured in my 2015 post The Murals of Valparaiso, have since been modified or even painted over.
But if it wasn’t for Sebastian, our 2016 guide in Valparaiso, I wouldn’t have even noticed what instantly became my favourite piece of street art ever!
When Sebastian first brought our attention to the black and white painting below, I couldn’t make any sense of it at all. It appeared just to be some abstract white squiggles on a dark background. Writhing snakes perhaps. Or worms?
Yet even standing there, with both the full-sized graffiti and the miniature digital version, it still took me several seconds to get my eye in, so I could make out on the wall what I was seeing on the screen. Talk about clever!
Can you make out the face of Marlon Brando?
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