Street Art: Sao Paulo Graffiti

Slideshow  •  Rob Verger  •  03.19.09 | 9:05 AM ET Photo 1 of 10

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Vivid and beautiful graffiti abounds in Sao Paulo, Brazil's biggest city. In this medley of street art in the city's Pinheiros region, the image of the woman and baby is by artist Paulo Ito.

Rob Verger

Rob Verger is a frequent contributor to World Hum and the site's former air travel blogger. His articles and photographs have appeared in the Boston Globe and other publications, and he's a former undergraduate writing instructor at Columbia University. If you like, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or follow him on Twitter.

8 Comments for Street Art: Sao Paulo Graffiti

Joanna 03.19.09 | 3:47 PM ET

Great slideshow, Rob!!!

JN 03.25.09 | 11:38 PM ET

Beautiful and thoughtful slideshow!

Mary 04.10.09 | 6:36 AM ET

Great pictures. I live in São Paulo. One of my favorite pieces appears all over the city along key avenues: a large stern block-like face, accompanied by the sentence: “Você é um escravo do trânsito.”  [You are a slave to traffic.] I always chuckle when I see it because it captures one of the inevitabilities of living here.

Nena 04.11.09 | 3:03 PM ET

Great pictures, Rob! Congratulations!

Augusto 04.11.09 | 3:07 PM ET

The slideshow is really very good! Great job!

Jenny 04.13.09 | 3:36 PM ET

These are the things I notice when I travel. I haven’t been to South America yet so thank you for bringing street-level art to those of us who long to visit but haven’t yet. I just loved these shots. My favorite artist: Onesto
Keep snapping and keeping the underground art scene alive!

amy 04.13.09 | 7:34 PM ET

I currently live in SP. and I absolutely love the street art here.!
how did you get in touch with the artists, or did you?
please let me know. greatly appreciated

Rob Verger 04.15.09 | 10:42 PM ET

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments! I’m glad to see that others find this street art to be as beautiful as I do.

Amy: I’m happy to tell you how I got in touch with the artists. A good place to start is the Choque Cultural gallery:

If you have further questions, feel free to email me at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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