By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO - Complimenting Rio’s natural beauty perfectly, even helping to blur the line between the sea and hillsides and the gray asphalt roads, Carioca graffiti is among the most prevalent, eye-popping and colorful to be found in any major city in the world.
Despite blowing up in New York in the mid-70s, the art form in Brazil is still a relatively new phenomenon, and its arrival in Rio at the end of the 1990s was sudden, stealth-like and unstoppable, with the artists often given a shrug of the shoulders . . .