I recently found this piece from the French artist Rice, who’s been sprinkling portraits all over Barcelona. Many can be found in Gràcia, however this one was on a doorway in the old city centre. I saw my first piece by Rice back in January or February, a portrait of Freddie Mercury which has disappeared under several layers of posters. Last I checked, part of Freddie’s chest was still visible from under a peeling concert poster.
The portrait we see here is relatively recent and I think very well-placed. Perhaps if we travelled back to a Friday or Saturday evening in the 50’s and turned on our x-ray vision, we could see this young woman, putting on the final touches before opening the front door to go out and meet her friends.