The initiative was called 40 years - 40 murals, but apparently some of the murals have been painted over already - maybe too risque?
Not all 40 murals were painted on this long wall though.
The murals were mainly painted by artists belonging to the APAURB (Portuguese Association of Urban Art) and volunteers, without institutional collaboration.
They are the same crowd that painted the Alcantara-Mar underground pass.
For other murals from around the world click on this link.
Liberty, bread, peace, earth, democracy,..., housing, culture, health.
The door says - 40 years 1974-2014, 40 murals 25 April
|40 years of Independence (of former Portuguese colonies)|
The Portuguese artist VIHLS mural that was originally there, (below) was at that time painted with a body and closed fist hand, that was later removed.
This was Vhils first sculpted mural in Lisbon on Rua de Cascais. It’s the face of his friend, the American artist Brad Downey.
|(photo from the net - closed fisted man painted on the Vihls mural, now painted over)|
|(photo from the net - when the murals were originally being painted)|
Aug 2017 - PS: apparently this building has been torn down in the Summer of 2016, so all these murals have disappeared. So I'm glad I got to photograph them.