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Graffiti on the old wall at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia | Photo Art Print

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Graffiti Echoes on Sagrada Familia Walls - A Photo Print by Dan Kosmayer

Upon the ancient walls of the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, a canvas unfurls, bearing the marks of contemporary artists - their graffiti, a vivid proclamation of the present against the past. As the architect behind the lens, I captured this juxtaposition, this dialogue between epochs, etched upon the old block walls of this iconic cathedral.

The Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, an unfinished wonder of the world, stands as a testament to the architectural genius of Antoni Gaudí. This towering skyscraper, the largest unfinished Catholic church in the world, resides in the heart of Barcelona, Spain, silently narrating stories of epochs gone by. Its construction began in 1882 and and saw the transformative touch of Gaudí, who brilliantly fused Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms into a unique architectural expression. Even though Gaudí devoted his entire life to this masterpiece, at the time of his departure in 1926, the Basilica was less than a quarter completed.

Fast forward to today, the graffiti on its old walls speak volumes of the city's vibrant street art culture. Ever since the 1992 Olympics, Barcelona has emerged as a center of fashion, design, art, and creativity, attracting graffiti artists from around the globe. Yet, the city's stance on graffiti has been fraught with tension. Graffiti, once synonymous with vandalism, was banned in 2006, leading to a "clean up" project. Many artists, however, continue to paint in the face of restrictions, their indomitable spirit evident in the graffiti that adorns the city's public spaces, including our beloved basilica.

This museum-grade print is a testament to my journey as a photographer, capturing the soul of Barcelona in all its complexity. Each print is hand-signed on the reverse, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. The photograph is printed on acid-free, 100% archival photo paper using archival inks, ensuring sharp precision, smooth transitions, deep blacks, vibrant hues, and intricate details - a quality that will stand the test of time, much like the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia itself. Your purchase comes with a lifetime warranty against fading.

While we only sell the image, leaving the framing to your taste, you can rest assured that every print arrives at your doorstep with free worldwide delivery. Your satisfaction matters to us, so we offer a 14-day money-back guarantee if the print fails to meet your expectations.

© Dan Kosmayer, 2005

Museum Quality Fine Art Prints

Enjoy museum-grade signed prints, free global delivery, and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Each fine art print showcases my passion for photography and exceptional quality and is hand-signed in pencil on the reverse side, and includes a certificate of authenticity and a lifetime warranty against fading, with the assurance of a full reimbursement within 30 days if needed.

The fine art prints are of the highest museum quality, printed on acid-free 100% cotton paper with a velvety, subtly textured, warm-tone finish. Archival inks ensure photographs with sharp precision, smooth transitions, deep blacks, intricate details, and vibrant hues.

Please note that frames are not included.

Free Worldwide Delivery

As the creator, I personally print, sign, and package every print at my studio in Haliburton, Ontario. These prints are then shipped worldwide via Canada Post free of charge. Therefore, delivery times can vary based on location, anywhere from a few days to several weeks.

Additionally, when traveling and shooting on location, orders placed during these periods will be dispatched upon my return. This may result in delivery times extending to several weeks. However, rest assured that the wait for these unique pieces is well worth it!

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