Pixação and Tourist Appraisal

Gupta, Suman (2015). Pixação and Tourist Appraisal. Wasafiri: International Contemporary Writing, 30(2) pp. 40–46.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02690055.2015.1011394


Pixação is a stylistically distinctive form of graffiti which is associated mainly with São Paulo but is also found in other cities in Brazil. Pixação often uses letters/signs which are known only to an inner circle, appears in seemingly inaccessible spots (such as tall buildings) and principally consists in tagging (stating the pixadore's nom de guerre or tag). Pixadores generally work in groups (crews) and come from impoverished backgrounds and deprived neighbourhoods.

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