The Ever-Changing Happy Chaos of Graffiti in the Bathroom

The Egyptians did it. The Greeks did it. The Romans did it. Your favorite dive bar has it. The punk club CBGBs was famous for it, so is Urban Spree in Berlin. It’s worldwide, ancient and contemporary. Crude, rude, vulgar, vapid, poetic, gestural, artistic, meandering, succinct.

Bathroom graffiti. Urban Nation Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

We’re talking of course of the practice of writing graffiti in the bathroom. Few know that the museum Urban Nation actively encourages the furtive aesthetic expressions of visitors. Here is a survey of the ephemeral graffiti actions caught in progress.

Bathroom graffiti. Urban Nation Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bathroom graffiti. Urban Nation Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bathroom graffiti. Urban Nation Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bathroom graffiti. Urban Nation Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bathroom graffiti. Urban Nation Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bathroom graffiti. Urban Nation Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bathroom graffiti. Urban Nation Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bathroom graffiti. Urban Nation Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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