Most of the graffiti and street art that I saw recently in Beirut was political (protest) in nature but there were also some large murals covering the sides of multi-storey buildings in the Hamra district of the city.
below: Picture of Emily Nasrallah and Huguette Caland by Roula Abdo and Mary Shammas for Art of Change and
below: A mural of a woman, Sabah, by Yazan Halwani surrounded by Arabic calligraphy
below: From a distance it just looks like black squiggles covering the mural. In fact it is interlocking characters and animals, especially faces with big lips. It was painted by Potato Nose aka Jad El Khoury. Have you noticed the little man standing on the roof?
below: This mural, titled “Pagano” is the work of South American artist Inti. It was painted in 2012 as part of the White Wall Beirut project that year.
below: Unfortunately I don’t know who painted this or what the words say
below: One wall of the Mayflower Hotel is covered with this mural by apocaleps