Graffiti as Art in Oaxaca

A trip to Oaxaca a few weeks back gave the opportunity to see some excellent graffiti/art throughout town.  Much of the graffiti really should be classified as art, while others, including the fat Ronald McDonald, are political or cultural messages.

What a good burger.

Loosely (and politely) translated as: "McDonalds stinks / Dedicated to making... / Messes with me / Makes me fat / Contributes to the destruction of the planet / ??"

Shown below are some of my favorite examples, many from the walls surrounding an art workshop in the center of town.  I may post some more from Oaxaca as well as graffiti/art from other cities in Mexico to show some contrasts.

 

México, D.F.

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5 Responses

  1. […] time of the AH1N1 paros, or work stoppages, I had started a series on public art in Mexico.  A prior post had shown some pictures of graffiti in Oaxaca, and here are some from other cities.  This one with […]

  2. […] This is the six in a series of photo-laiden posts on public art in Mexico (others include: graffiti in Oaxaca, graffiti in Mexico, David LaChapelle, and storefronts and commercialism). […]

  3. this is a sick ass paint job man!

  4. So great! Thank you for posting. Are you familiar with “Saner” from Mexico City? He is a great street artist that many are saying he is the “new Banksy.” I have reblogged this over at http://mexicoart.org. Please stop by and leave a comment I would love to get your incite on some street art I have covered.

    Thanks!
    @MexicanArtists

  5. […] A trip to Oaxaca a few weeks back gave the opportunity to see some excellent graffiti/art throughout town.  Much of the graffiti really should be classified as art, while others, including the fat Ronald McDonald, are political or cultural messages.

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