The majority of today’s shots come as a result of an initiative by the Barcelona local government and artists to create a space where street art would be allowed to flourish within the bounds of the law. The project is known as Murs Lliures, or free walls. I imagine the free walls are an attempt to reconcile the huge treasure trove of urban creativity we have here in Barcelona with an image-obsessed city council’s desire to be seen as zero tolerance toward vandalism. Whatever the political motivations, the result has indeed been some colourful concentrations of some of the city’s most talented artists. Although I do wonder if it makes it a bit too easy for those of us who spend our free time “hunting” great street art…

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