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Futbol Graffiti, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Futbol Graffiti, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Kristin Capp

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
ink-jet pigment print on paper

24 in x 20 in (60.96 cm x 50.8 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Ms. Kathleen Lauster and Mr. Jarir Derouach

Subject matter
This photograph depicts a graffitied wall in the Brazilian capital of Rio de Janeiro. Spray painted in bold black lines on a white wall facing the camera, a running figure sprints across the wall, a black and white checkered ball at its feet.  Written to the figure’s right in stylized, jagged letters are the words, “Brasil 2002.”  Soccer is an important sport and cultural activity for the nation of Brazil, and the year written in graffiti refers to the 2002 FIFA World Cup held in South Korea and Japan.  Beyond the wall are telephone poles and electrical wires, and the façades of buildings.  

Physical Description
This photograph depicts a graffitied wall in an urban environment. Spray painted on the white wall is a stylized running figure playing with a soccer ball, with the words “Brasil 2002” written next to it.

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South American
balls (object genres)
field sports
soccer players
sports artists
street art

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