Run-of-the-mill graffiti started to cover Lisbon in the 1970s, with taggers emboldened by the democratic revolution. These days, the street art has moved from the background to front and center as the Portuguese capital has transformed itself into an open-air museum, proudly awash in eye-catching murals, with much of the art sanctioned by the city. During a springtime visit, my wife and I arranged a tour with one of the street scene’s top curators, Underdogs, a private organization devoted to public art and education. Underdogs recently expanded its outreach program to include more tours and opened a lively retail outpost fronting the Tagus River. Most tours begin and end there Read Diane Daniel’s story from 30 June in Washington Post [caption id="attachment_6250" align="alignnone" width="2978"] AKA CORLEONE below the Miradouro da Senhora do Monte[/caption]
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