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Old March 27th, 2010, 11:07 AM
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Default Road Art: pavement, walls anything unusually artistic by chance or intent!

Cedric's picture of a car wash floor is a great stimulus for us to find images that decorate our rooad ways and paths. Often they are painted formally, as in Cedric's discovery here or else they might be painted murals or on the side of a building or fence.





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Old July 1st, 2011, 02:22 AM
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Street Art is one of my favorite subjects with a constantly growing collection.
Until now, however, I only found one painted on the ground, here it is:



I have quite a few murals and I will add them if this is OK.

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Old July 1st, 2011, 11:25 AM
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A little more from the streets of Munich:




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Old July 1st, 2011, 01:31 PM
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A little more from the streets of Munich:
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Hi Michael,

I love street art, and these are exceptional.

I used to regularly take the train to London for business meetings, and the approach to Paddington station was littered with graffiti. Some people would call it vandalism, but at this level it was art.

Are you familiar with Banksy? He started off as a grafitti artist and is now a folk hero.

Here's his website.

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Old July 1st, 2011, 02:37 PM
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Hi Stuart,

In Germany you will find more street art in Berlin, but the street art community in Munich is quite good.

Sure I know Banksy - obviously he has followers in Munich as you can see here:




As we are talking about plagiarism, here a street art commentary on this topic, starting with my preferred version followed by the complete view:




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Old July 2nd, 2011, 11:09 PM
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Michael,

Great contributions! I hope they don't get painted over!

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Old July 3rd, 2011, 01:38 AM
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Thanks Asher.

One motivation for me to document street art is its short-lived character. Much of it gets painted over, buildings are demolished or it gets simply replaced by other street art. There are, however, works that are preserved by the house owner like in the example below:


As you can see in this photo taken the year before the version posted above and in the discussion below, somebody took care to preserve both works.

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Old July 3rd, 2011, 02:33 PM
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Since we have been talking about Mondriaan in another thread, it seemed appropriate to share this one here.


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Old July 6th, 2011, 10:35 PM
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Since we have been talking about Mondriaan in another thread, it seemed appropriate to share this one here.


Cem,

It's interesting that no attempt was made to incorporate the windows into the design, (except, it seems as an afterthought, on the lef)t. I wonder why?

What museum is that?

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Old July 7th, 2011, 01:07 PM
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Here is an example how the environment can be used for street art. They used it to create a slightly creepy teddy picker. Unfortunately this building was destroyed.



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Old July 7th, 2011, 01:20 PM
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Cem,

It's interesting that no attempt was made to incorporate the windows into the design, (except, it seems as an afterthought, on the lef)t. I wonder why?

What museum is that?

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Hi Asher,

This is just an alley wall, not a museum. The painting is graffiti so who knows why they did it like this.

@Michael: great concept, thanks for sharing.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 01:50 PM
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Hi Asher,

This is just an alley wall, not a museum. The painting is graffiti so who knows why they did it like this.
Hmmm! It does have a large sign, "Museum", is that graffiti too?

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Old July 8th, 2011, 08:24 AM
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Hmmm! It does have a large sign, "Museum", is that graffiti too?
There is no museum.

It's just a wall and paint ...

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Old July 8th, 2011, 11:14 AM
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There is no museum.

It's just a wall and paint ...
Wow! Clever these Dutch! I liked it immediately but now it's fabulous!

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Old July 8th, 2011, 11:38 AM
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Nice collection of art here! I'll go for something more traditional, but still in the same track of "road art".

This mural, based on Paul Gauguin's "Tahitian Women (On the Beach)", is painted on a wall in isla Taboga, Panama. In 1871 Gauguin made a pragmatic trip to Panama and during his short staying he visited Isla Taboga. The woman passing by the mural is a local "Tabogana woman".





Ruben Alfu : Gauguin on the wall

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Old July 8th, 2011, 02:54 PM
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Hi Michael, Ruben,

Great additions both, I like them.

@Ruben: the facial expression of the woman passing by is almost a mirror of the woman on the left in the painting. They are both wearing the same white top. What a good catch indeed!

Here is yet another one from me. I hope I am not boring anybody, lol :


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Old July 8th, 2011, 03:11 PM
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And this is the last one, I promise:

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Old July 9th, 2011, 12:22 AM
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Cem,

I like the superhero/-villain mash-up. Usually I am more looking for stencil and sticker art, but this is the kind of street art at which you can look often and still discover new details.





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Old August 8th, 2011, 11:50 AM
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Three more I found recently:




I have to go back to the place where I found this, there is a lot more:




Hommage to Banksy:



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Old August 9th, 2011, 05:38 AM
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Thanks Asher.

One motivation for me to document street art is its short-lived character. Much of it gets painted over, buildings are demolished or it gets simply replaced by other street art. There are, however, works that are preserved by the house owner like in the example below:


As you can see in this photo taken the year before the version posted above and in the discussion below, somebody took care to preserve both works.

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All really have done great job. Thanks to all for sharing your inspiring work.
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Old August 9th, 2011, 07:25 AM
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This is all wondrous! Thanks everybody.

As each work of art is photographed, a new work of art is created.

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Old August 9th, 2011, 12:17 PM
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I wish there was more street art here in Minnesota. It seems I'll have to go downtown looking!

for anyone interested in street art you should check out "Exit through the gift shop" an excellent documentary.
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Old August 10th, 2011, 09:35 PM
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message to congress

Perfect Jim!

This could start a good new political movement!

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Old August 15th, 2011, 02:26 AM
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Michael,

I do like the stencils. They seem and efficient way of making one's mark and t's a branding too. However, this picture not only is fun, but is a reminder of Popeye the Sailor's girl Olive Oil!

Munich again:



and here's Olive Oil





Olive Oil copyright of image unknown


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I like this but still not sure...

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I like this but still not sure...


Jake,

I like it too! The two elements, pattern with repeats and then shadows and silhouettes makes a great motif under which to organize a project. I like the idea very much as it's so simple and has great potential. However, it's not there yet! This would make a great project. The stone itself, is art if you wish.

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Old September 19th, 2011, 01:51 PM
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Asher, thanks, yes - there is some relationship to Olive Oil, but I do not believe that this was intended.

Here are three examples of interaction between art and the environment.


The first one shows a smoking guy next to a sign. The translation means 'No smoking or open flame'



The next is a parody on a common ad for chocolate (at leas in Europe). Explanation on the ad here (German only, but the image should help).



I do not believe that the last one needs explanation.



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Old September 21st, 2011, 05:42 PM
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Got a couple of interesting shots today, here's one:





Ruben Alfu : Legs

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Old October 7th, 2011, 02:58 PM
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Ruben, the Legs shot is a great find!


These are from a pedestrian passage underneath a bridge in Munich. Isar is the name of the river flowing through Munich, more information here.

The four letters are not next to each other under the bridge, there are other graffiti in-between. Each letter is clickable for a larger version.


Please excuse the lack of precision in the alignment - I did not optimize the pictures for this kind alignment when uploading.

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