Tag Archives: barceloneta
For years this was a spot I could go to paint with friends and visitors with little stress except the wind blowing our pieces across the wall. Literally hundreds of artists had painted this kilometer stretch of cement (front and back) separating the Barcelona port from the Mediterranean Sea. Layer upon layer of beautiful artwork was created, faded by the sun and seawater, and repainted, giving life, color, meaning, and history to what would have been a barren stretch of cement. That is until they finished constructing the new towering W Hotel a few months ago. Along with this luxury hotel came one of the biggest washes of Grey paint and powerblasting I’ve ever seen. The ENTIRE wall, front and back, was cleaned to a boring grey slab. So Much History had been Erased so that those at the hotel can feel like we were never there. Farther down and on the front side of this wall is also where Fragil, Sakristan and I painted the Full Mooner piece, which also happened to be the very first piece they ever buffed off this wall.
The other day I was talking with someone about graffiti terminology (I know how cheesy that sounds) and the question came up about what a Blockbuster is. We weren’t sure at the time but I think I’ve since figured it out…
The message is in the action. Going Big and Bold on the Barceloneta Beach with my friend Jordae. Was not an easy one to get finished and nearly ended in a stupid arrest, but I’ll be telling the full story of that later.