|Painting a face on Calle 26.|
A few days ago, city workers erased illegally-painted graffiti painted along Calle 26, including along the walls of the underpass where several months ago Justin Bieber and his buddies infamously painted a marijuana leaf and other graffiti (which was erased the next day).
Militant Bogotá grafiteros didn't wait to respond. This weekend they were out painting new stuff along 26th - including defenses of the right to graffiti.
Ironically, the city's anti-graffiti work just provides fresh canvases for more painting.
Find a lesson in that, temporary Mayor Rafael Pardo!
|A graffiti artist sits on Calle 26 above graffiti calling Bogotá's temporary designated Mayor Rafael Pardo 'illegitimate.'|
|Grafiteros paint along Calle 26, including a phrase demanding 'Respect for graffiti.'|
|Street art provides a colorful backdrop for bicyclists in Sunday's Ciclovia.|
|Jorge Eliecer Gaitan.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours, which offers street art/graffiti tours.