Pasties, tags and structures – A look at street art around Venice Biennale 2017

Approaching Venice by vaporetto (waterbus) is like time-travelling, with many of the first buildings dating from the 9th and 10th Centuries. Modern-day Venice pulses with the enthusiasm and dedication of an emerging art crowd; communities of art students and young artists converging outside artist studios, cafes and bars as dusk approaches and happy hour begins.

Above all, the streets are testament to this undercurrent as bursts of tagging, paste-ups and stenciling confidently join large-scale commissioned pieces and juxtapose the ancient architecture. Here are some of our faves, spotted while attending the 57th Venice Biennale.

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