Shanghai Takes Street Art To Another Level

Published April 20, 2016
Updated December 6, 2018

In a city of over 20 million, you're bound to come across some pretty stellar street art. Here's a sampling of the best Shanghai street art.

Street art has absolutely taken over parts of Shanghai, China, particularly the areas surrounding Moganshan Road, a gallery hub that attracts the visually creative people of the city’s 20 million-plus residents.

While some of Shanghai’s most thought-provoking graffiti — a response to the demolition of older architecture — was scrubbed away by the Chinese government in January 2015, there is still much to see along the streets of the city’s older neighborhoods.

Take a look at some of the most vivid, stunning Shanghai street art:

Shanghai Takes Street Art To Another Level
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Next, check out Brooklyn’s street art, the larger-than-life art of Os Gemeos and the best public art around the world.

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Erin Kelly
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An All That's Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she's designed several book covers in her career as a graphic artist.
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John Kuroski
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John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.
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Kelly, Erin. "Shanghai Takes Street Art To Another Level." AllThatsInteresting.com, April 20, 2016, https://allthatsinteresting.com/shanghai-street-art-instagram. Accessed June 21, 2024.