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Old July 28th, 2012, 10:59 AM
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This goes even for the one shown in the living room?

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You got me there lol.
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Old July 28th, 2012, 11:03 AM
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I think this definition coins it quite well. Just check the ones I singled out against it:
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikiped...iki/Street_art

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That's certainly one way of looking at it, isn't it.

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Old July 28th, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Old July 28th, 2012, 11:30 AM
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After a cup of tea, the world looks better:


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Old July 28th, 2012, 11:31 AM
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OK - last one by me and then on to other stuff - I promise . . .

. . . I used this huge art piece painted on the side of a Fish Processing building, as a backdrop for a Love Story Session


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Old July 29th, 2012, 02:10 PM
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Walking the streets again and again, the individual signatures of street artists emerge - only few sign their work and still their work is recognizable without it.

Two examples, both are taken 10 months and a few hundred meters apart:




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Old August 19th, 2012, 06:21 PM
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After a cup of tea, the world looks better:Best regards,
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Nigel,

That's cute! A man after my own heart! Wisdom in a cup!

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Old August 19th, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Walking the streets again and again, the individual signatures of street artists emerge - only few sign their work and still their work is recognizable without it.

Two examples, both are taken 10 months and a few hundred meters apart:



Nigel,

At first I thought this was sprayed via two stencils stencil? Now I realize it's printed on paper and posted in 20 seconds or less!

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Old August 19th, 2012, 06:29 PM
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Asher Kelman: EXIT TETRATYCH

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Old August 20th, 2012, 02:40 PM
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Asher,

I did not think of this presentation - it concentrates more on the subject itself.
This is contrary to my approach of trying to put the shown work in relationship with the environment (at least in some pictures shown).

I will have to look at this one more often before I can tell...

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Old September 24th, 2012, 11:20 AM
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A little more color than the recent additions.

Who remembers playing this:



Cute detail of a larger painting which is unfortunately damaged:



Sometimes you have to look sideways, this one is unfortunately damaged:



Photography-related:



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Old September 25th, 2012, 01:17 PM
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These are from today.




Related to Oktoberfest (Wiesn is another word for it):



This one probably as well:



Hat tip to the artists.

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Old September 27th, 2012, 12:23 PM
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Michael,

The hat and wonderful colors on the cow are very celebratory and fit in well with a festival. Still, there seem to be much deeper roots to the artwork. This is so intriguing as it's of a cow yet somehow seems to be related to the horse in Picasso's Guarnica.

Perhaps our culture has absorbed Picasso's aesthetic arguments and language, or at least the patterning and manner of expressiveness.

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Old October 3rd, 2012, 03:07 AM
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Perhaps our culture has absorbed Picasso's aesthetic arguments and language, or at least the patterning and manner of expressiveness.
Asher,
thanks. I believe that these roots go further than Picasso.

Look at Piet Mondriaan and Giuseppe Arcimboldo, the former put it to an abstract level, the latter used vegetables.

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Old October 3rd, 2012, 06:42 AM
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Michael.

This collection of wall-art ( call it what you like ) along with your underground images are an important and
very impressive collection of the place and time that you live in.

It is a document that has been beautifully spotted, photographed and presented.

You have to get them out in book form!!

Very well done indeed.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 02:06 PM
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Fahim,

Thank you! My intent is to honor the original artists and to preserve their work as it often disappears with days/weeks, sometimes months. There are very few works that persist longer.

A book should be feasible without too much hassle for the street art (my favorite expression for the works presented), but for the Underground things are more complicated (royalties, publication permits in general etc)...

To be continued

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Old October 10th, 2012, 03:22 PM
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Four recent ones - stencils and one sticker.

This one is from an artist who has the pseudonym XOOOOX, another work from him is here:



Wildlife:



A comment on war:



Anyone who played Mario watching or reading:



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Old November 8th, 2012, 03:09 PM
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Three from yesterday - small stickers and one stencil.



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Old November 9th, 2012, 08:09 PM
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recent ones

from an artist who has the pseudonym XOOOOX, another work from him is here:


This artist has flair and the use of letters like confetti or maybe rain, (or even those letters in the bubbles by which comic book figures speak), is a delightful touch!


Wildlife:



This one is unusual for taking advantage of the two colors of the b.g. almost as if the wolf is coming out of the building. different style! Doubtless, a different artist?

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Old November 10th, 2012, 02:59 PM
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Asher,

yes, both are most likely from different artists. The wolf was new to me - I haven't seen anything similar before.

I have to go back into that part of town and look a bit more...

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Old January 1st, 2013, 12:49 PM
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These four are in Besancon - France.


Interesting Dance:



This is pretty small (not larger than 6x8cm):



I just like this re-interpretation of a traffic sign:



This one is quite impressive:



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Old May 19th, 2013, 02:15 PM
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These are from today - found on the very same wall. Although I thing that these are from different artists, there is a relationship in their content between both.




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Old May 22nd, 2013, 12:34 PM
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A few more from a walk through parts of Munich I never walked through before. It is another sort of project I pursue - to walk at least once through every part of Munich (well, not exactly every street)...



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Old June 1st, 2013, 02:34 PM
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Three from today.



I used a local contrast enhancement script in GIMP on this one (sort of clarity?!):



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Old June 2nd, 2013, 01:29 AM
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................. from today.




I used a local contrast enhancement script in GIMP on this one (sort of clarity?!):



Michael,


Quite exceptional the colors in behind the masked fellow on the last one. How were they in real life?
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Old June 2nd, 2013, 05:21 AM
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Daylight Night Life

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Old June 2nd, 2013, 10:12 AM
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Chris,

I like this one, it reflects the immediate environment.


Asher,

here is the OOC version:


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Old June 2nd, 2013, 01:03 PM
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That's an amazing difference! Really worthwhile post-processing. The surface gets such presence it's amazing. But which is most like the sleepy original?

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Old June 2nd, 2013, 01:28 PM
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From my perception, the look of the original was somewhere inbetween. It was diffuse light as you see on a day with a moderate cloud cover.

The surface of the sticker looks better after the treatment - this is closer to what I saw, but the metal surface looked closer to the original image in my eyes.

Perception is a curious thing...

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Old June 2nd, 2013, 08:41 PM
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Thanks, Michael,

Both improved perceptually. I like the delicate colors on the metalwork and the enhancements work very well.

Here's a wall art picture that's seems very ambitious. It was in Venice California, so perhaps the got the wall owner's permission, or once it was done, it became an istant hit with the locals.

I found a couple running their hands over the plaster work and appreciating the 3D effect of the carved out plaster revealing bricks behind.




Asher Kelman: Face on Venice Wall at Dusk

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