The mural was inaugurated late last year so it’s still pretty low on people’s radars (meaning prime photo posing opps without millions of people swarming in – yay). Saraiva spent two years working on the huge hand-painted mural, which is made up of more than 50,000 tiles. It’s playful brushstrokes and bright colours are certainly eye-catching to say the least.
Saraiva’s mural, however, is much more than a pretty picture – it captures stories from Saraiva’s life. Many, as you expect, are based in Lisbon and Portugal, but if you look carefully, you’ll also spot some from further afield – like Paris and New York where Saraiva has also lived.
André Saraiva Street Art Mural, at the corner of the Jardim Botto Machado, Lisbon
André Saraiva is a Portuguese visual artist, who came to fame for his street art in Paris in the 80s and has been a central figure on the urban art scene ever since. Of course, you’re no true artist if you don’t have an alter-ego – Saraiva is also known by the name of Mr. A for the signature round-faced winking character he’s painted across several cities over the decades.
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