Marseillais Graffiti – A photo essay (Part II)

As promised in the previous instalment, here’s the second part of my photo essay about Marseille’s street art.

Graffiti are, without a shadow of a doubt, the main actor on the stage that are the Panier’s walls. But it’d be wrong to limit one’s analysis only to them because there’s a lot more to see: namely, stencilled messages and manifests. The former, as I’ve learned in Italy and Turkey, can be quite political; the latter, instead, are usually more artistic or work as adverts for parties, shops or other events.

A whole building had been covered in wallpaper depicting black rubber ducks. I'm sure there's a message here, just don't know which one.

A whole building had been covered in wallpaper depicting black rubber ducks. I’m sure there’s a message here, just don’t know which one.

Doing this one mustn't have been easy at all.

Doing this one mustn’t have been easy at all.

The tiny door on the right is the entrance of a print shop; the fish, one of their recurring subjects

The tiny door on the right is the entrance of a print shop; the fish, one of their recurring subjects

A musical window. Sticked around the frame, unfortunately soaked in rain water, were the scores of what looked like popular folk songs.

A musical window. Sticked around the frame, unfortunately soaked in rain water, were the scores of what looked like popular folk songs.

Mister P is a T-shirt shop mocking the stereotypical image of Colonial France.

Mister P is a T-shirt shop mocking the stereotypical image of Colonial France.

A strange Maori-Thai hybrid?

A strange Maori-Thai hybrid?

1950s Epic filmmaking meets techno, I'd guess.

1950s Epic filmmaking meets techno, I’d guess.

Che Guevara vs German industry. Opel won.

Che Guevara vs German industry. Opel won.

Here and there one can find scribbled messages. I have my blog, Marsellais have their city's walls, I presume.

Here and there one can find scribbled messages. I have my blog, Marsellais have their city’s walls, I presume.

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One thing remains true, no matter the language, country or latitude: men don’t understand women.

We're watching you.

We’re watching you.

Politics at work. Panier is fiercely leftist and pro-immigrants: this writing accuses Air France of cooperating in the deportation of sans papiers, illegal immigrants

Politics at work. Panier is fiercely leftist and pro-immigrants: this writing accuses Air France of cooperating in the deportation of sans papiers, illegal immigrants

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...and finally. Love, Marseille.

…and finally. Love, Marseille.

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