Santa Teresa Graffiti Art

Having lived in New York City for 13 years, we were exposed to many elements of urban art.  One of our favorites is graffiti.  We were some of those that in the late 80’s & early 90’s were very upset when NYC Transit started removing the subway cars that were completely covered with graffiti art and replacing them with the new “graffiti-proof” cars.  Many consider this vandalism or scribbles, but we consider it an art form and we really love and appreciate it.  Fortunately, Santa Teresa has lots of tags (where a graffiti artist has left his work) and actually a high concentration within a few minutes walk of Casa Cool Beans.  Here are just a few of our favorites!  PS:  If you know any of these graffiti artists please let us know as we would love to meet them; we have some projects for them!

Here is a link to Rio Times Online which just featured Smael Vagner, one of our favorite artists here in Rio!

http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-entertainment/smael-vagner-carioca-graffiti-artist/