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Lapa Street Art Mural Awaiting Repair

By Nathan M. Walters, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio enjoys a special reputation as a city tolerant, if not welcoming, of street art. This stance on public art has helped produce incredible local talent and brought international artists to the area in recent years. As a result, once-blighted areas have been revitalized in a creative way that is representative of the people of the city’s approach to life.

This is clearly seen by anyone entering Lapa, the graffiti mural (Bambas da Lapa) on display near Circo Voador, a 300 square meter wall, is a testament to . . .

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