|'Don't turn the other cheek!'|
|A sad street art alley.|
The artists produced a bunch of colorful, interesting works, most famously the one above, sponsoring Rosie the Riveter of WWII fame, declaring 'Don't turn the other cheek!'
The phrase can be interpreted as a call for self assertion, for fighting back against gender violence, for not taking things lying down.
|And here's the 'other cheek' wall today.|
Unfortunately, over the years the art pieces were progressively
painted over. The cheek mural lasted the longest, making me think that perhaps the tagging gangs held it in a special esteem, and it became one of Bogotá's most iconic graffitis.
That wasn't quite true, I discovered a week ago passing thru the alley with a bike tour. Today, the wall looks like this:
|All gone now.|
On 26th St. as well, some of Bogotá's most famous street art pieces have been attacked.
Aren't there enough blank walls around for these guys to deface?
|This anti-mining mural on 26th St. got mutilated.|
|This mural sponsored by the Centro de Memoria pays tribute to victims of Colombia's conflict, but not so much anymore.|