Coronavirus lockdown inspires world graffiti

Updated: May 03, 2020, 19:43 | Sunny Rodricks
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    A person looks at a mural made by street artist Lapo Fatai next to the Auxological San Luca hospital in honor of medical workers in Milan during Italy's nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus.

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    Brazilian mural artist Eduardo Kobra works on his recent work "Coexistence" - which shows children wearing face masks due to the coronavirus epidemic, bearing symbols of different religions (L to R) Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism and Hinduism - in Itu, some 100 km from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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    A mural painting by graffiti artist Eme Freethinker features likenesses of US President Donald Trump and Chinese premier Xi Jinping wearing face masks in Berlin amid the new COVID-19 pandemic.

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    A youth, wearing a protective mask, walks past a mural reading, "We are tired" in the Lebanese northern city of Tripoli.

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    A man speaking on his mobile phone wears a face mask and disposable gloves as a preventive measure to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Bogota.

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    A Moroccan artist works on a mural thanking essential workers amid the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, in the city of Sale north of the capital.

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    A boy rides his bicycle beside his father as they walk past a COVID-19 graffiti in Barcelona amid the national lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease.

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    A man wearing a face mask walks past a graffiti in Marseille, Southern France as the country reels under nationwide lockdown to stop the spread of the global pandemic caused by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

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    Two woman stand in front of a mural by artist @Dister picturing first responders with masks on and a Thank You message during the novel coronavirus pandemic in the Harlem neighbourhood of Manhattan in New York City.

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    A girl looks at a mural by artist Rachel List paying tribute to NHS staff battling the COVID-19 outbreak painting on a wall in Pontefract, northern England.

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    Syrian artist Aziz al-Asmar and his assistant Bachar Hamdoun paint a mural depicting the situation of displaced Syrians in camps amid the COVID-19 pandemic ahead of the holy month of Ramadan, in the town of Binnish in Syria's northwestern Idlib province.

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    Two women with strollers walk past a graffiti of the artist Kai 'Uzey' Wohlgemuth with a nurse with face mask as Superwoman and the lettering "For the real Heroes" at a wall in Hamm, Western Germany during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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    A person walks past a poster by artist Régis Léger/Dugudus, thanking the healthcare personnel, shopkeepers, the French national security, the post office staff members and farmers in Paris, on the twenty-nineth day of a lockdown in France to stop the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic.

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    A motorist rides past a graffiti painted on a road in Chennai to raise awareness about the coronavirus epidemic during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19 in India.

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    A graffiti depicting the importance of face masks, as part of a COVID-19 awareness-raising campaign, is pictured with the arabic hashtag "Stay aware" on a wall in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, Sudan.

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    A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks past a mural addressing the current coronavirus situation by artist HIJACK depicting a couple armed with hand sanitizer, rolls of toilet paper and a vacuum cleaner in Los Angeles.

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About The Gallery

At a time when the art musuems, galleries and studios have shutdown all over the world due the coronavirus lockdown, graffiti painting has become popular. Artists from across the globe are creating graffitis that convey strong and inspiring messages to lift the spirits of the people.

(All photos: AFP)