Street Art in Tel Aviv

Street art in Tel Aviv

I am writing a third post on Tel Aviv because the street art deserves a mention. In fact, I spent a lot of my time wandering the streets and appreciating the architecture and street art in Tel Aviv. The word graffiti usually has a negative connotation. Therefore, I distinguish between tagging graffiti and the more artistic graffiti. Currently, many people appreciate artistic graffiti and it can sometimes even sell for incredible amounts of money. For example Banksy‘s art has sold for millions of dollars.

Does artistic graffiti add to the beauty of a city?

I am a firm believer that it can add beauty and character to certain areas. For example, in London the east side of London is know for having some works by Banksy and other street art. That is an attraction for tourists and locals alike. However, when there is a lot of tagging in a dark place or tunnel, it can almost seem ominous. As an example, in Los Angeles, tagging is often related to gang activity.

Tel Aviv has a mixture of tagging and artistic graffiti. Most of my photos below highlight the artistic works that caught my eye. They add colour to otherwise plain walls. However, I have no idea of the meaning or significance of most of them. The first photo below shows what I mean by tagging. I have a lot fewer photos of tagging, but this building caught my eye for its interesting architecture.

Which other cities have you visited with interesting street art to discover?

I think some of the top cities I have discovered street art are: Minsk, Sao Paolo, London, Ponta Delgada, Rimini, San Francisco, Kyiv, Lisbon and La Paz.

Sheinkin Street, Tel Aviv
Sheinkin Street, Tel Aviv – The graffiti at the top of this building is tagging
Street art in Tel Aviv
Funny creatures
Street art in Tel Aviv
A turtle with three heads?
Street art in Tel Aviv
Octopus/ monster in a gas mask
Street art in Tel Aviv
Flying penguin above some tagging
Street art in Tel Aviv
Flowers and an organic pattern
Street art in Tel Aviv
Geometric design
Street art in Tel Aviv
This elf with heart balloons reminds me of a Banksy work of a girl with a heart balloon
Tel Aviv Street art
Where there’s a dream, there’s a way
Street art in Tel Aviv
Street art in Tel Aviv self-professing it as art
Street art in Tel Aviv
Geometric figures
Street art in Tel Aviv
Superheroes
Street art in Tel Aviv
Pattern of eyes
Street art in Tel Aviv
Cats and a rainbow wave
Street art in Tel Aviv
Lots going on here- hummingbird, in complete, woman, babushka and ?
Street art in Tel Aviv
More of the figures in gas masks and octopus-like arms
Street art in Tel Aviv
Angry monster
Street art in Tel Aviv
Smiling Giraffe and colourful leaves
Street art in Tel Aviv
Squirrels!

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