Alexandre Farto, also known as Vhils, decided to go back to his former school in Seixal, Lisbon and sculpt this wonderful portrait of  Zeca Afonso as part of a workshop where many students participated.
According to Vhils, “the portrait is from José Afonso, a great portuguese singer, poet, activist and one of the strongest voices against the right-wing dictatorship period that ended in 1974, 40 years ago.” The school was named after him.

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Images courtesy of the artist and www.publico.pt


Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.

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    • FCA FCA

      We have a JAZ and an Axel Void at my ex uni and a M-City, Hyuro, Escif and Eine at the College I work at… I feel lucky!