Por Favor: El oso y el madroño / The Bear and The Berry Tree

I’ve recently ran into a couple of images of Spanish street artist Por favor’s intervention of  the official symbol of the city of Madrid.  While the famous statue at Puerta del Sol and the logo of the Ayuntamiento (city hall) depict a robust bear and a blossoming tree–the statue itself is about 4 meters high and weighs about 20 tons–Por Favor’s stickers depict squalid icons, eloquently pointing to deprivation of vital nourishment and to a city’s administration in decay:

Por Favor IMG_5948Lavapiés, 25 May 2014.

IMG_6218El oso y el madroño,  Paseo del Prado, 30 May 2014.


To see other urban interventions by Por Favor check out Tumblr.  Here is another link to his work.


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