For when your parents visit and you absolutely, positively must show them that you live in a 'real' city point your tour guide flag in the direction of Moganshan Lu. Purists might take umbrage with the fact that it’s a legal wall, taking a bit of the rebellion out of the artistic cause -- but it’s the most -- and the best -- graffiti you’ll find in Shanghai. Graffiti above by Popil. Get there: Take Metro Line 3 to Zhongtan Lu station and then walk to Moganshan Lu. The graffiti wall includes part of Changhua Lu as it crosses Suzhou Creek; you can walk down the main stretch of Moganshan Lu from the intersection with Changhua Lu to see some of the best examples of graffiti in Shanghai.
On a bitterly cold Sunday in Shanghai, we took a trip to the Moganshan Rd. area in Shanghai to check out some of the new graffiti pieces. Not surprisingly, we ran into our friends Popil and Dezio, who were working together with a.gor on a new collaborative piece. Below are some snaps of the finished piece (top) as well as the individual sections done by the three writers.