Seen in Madrid – Building inside-out in Malasaña

Malasaña, Photo Madrid

by Ben Curtis

Malasaña Graffiti

Taking the camera everywhere is definitely a good idea. This shot (large version here) comes from Malasaña. Many new building projects are forced to maintain original facades, gutting the middle of an old building, and building from the inside out, temporarily revealing these fascinating empty shells.

The question is, did this portrait artist have a ladder?


Comment from Graeme
Date: September 27, 2007, 7:13 pm

Here’s the story of the mural – There’s also a website of the artists work which makes it clear he has access to something more impressive than a ladder.

Comment from Graeme
Date: September 27, 2007, 7:14 pm

As usual I managed to screw up the link – if you copy and paste it without the full stop it works ok.

Comment from ben
Date: September 28, 2007, 9:57 am

Thanks Graeme! I thought it must be something beyond your average graffiti! (I have sorted the link in your first comment, it works now).

Comment from Faye
Date: October 12, 2007, 11:34 am

I actually saw him painting it. He had a JCB. While my friends and I were pondering whether the subject was his girlfriend, the woman in question – romantically linked to him or not – appeared. Surreal.