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Old May 24th, 2015, 02:34 PM
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These two I liked the most, but taste is individual and subjective...




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How could one possible miss these pictures! I have to look around in Los Angeles, but this richness would surprise me!

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Old April 16th, 2016, 12:13 PM
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Pillars are also a good canvas for street art.




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Old April 19th, 2016, 09:21 PM
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Pillars are also a good canvas for street art.




Michael,

Your composition places the last portrait well in the curves of the concrete highway her column supports. Your art is also complimentary to the dreams and passion of the street artist. I wonder how that was done? Is this a giant transfer or is it painted referencing a photograph?

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Old May 5th, 2016, 09:01 AM
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Michael,

I can't get over how good you are at presenting other people's work.

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Old May 5th, 2016, 12:18 PM
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Winston,

Thanks.

For me this is a documentation project to preserve the work of these artists - as good as I can.
Some works persist for some time, but many disappear after a few weeks or even days.
The collection has grown over the years.


This has replaced 'Connected' (shown above):



Sometimes details are more interesting:



Partially painted over, but still funny and crazy (other work of the same artist here, maybe NSFW for some):



I like the dynamic of this one:



Slightly creepy:



Sometimes I feel watched:



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Old May 7th, 2016, 09:51 AM
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Michael,

I know, I've said something like this before...

All this stuff needs publishing.

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Old May 25th, 2016, 01:33 PM
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This one is more sort of a comment, but still...




PP absolutely intended...

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Old May 25th, 2016, 02:08 PM
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Old January 12th, 2017, 11:59 AM
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Antonio,

Nice one!

Here is a darker one (taken with a smartphone):




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Old January 12th, 2017, 03:22 PM
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Winston,

Thanks.

For me this is a documentation project to preserve the work of these artists - as good as I can.
Some works persist for some time, but many disappear after a few weeks or even days.
The collection has grown over the years.


This has replaced 'Connected' (shown above):



Sometimes details are more interesting:



Partially painted over, but still funny and crazy (other work of the same artist here, maybe NSFW for some):



I like the dynamic of this one:



Slightly creepy:



Sometimes I feel watched:



Best regards,
Michael
Michael,

In this series, there's such a range of required time in putting down the paint. Some are so sophisticated and complex, with building up of form, while others need just a cut out template to paint or spray over in all of 30 seconds.

The tiny Killroy is cute and adorable. Is that a sticker or painted?

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Old January 12th, 2017, 03:26 PM
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Antonio,

Nice one!

Here is a darker one (taken with a smartphone):




Michael,

This is not only "dark" and foreboding, but also shows a powerful artistic expression with the stance and the variation in line thickness, giving the figure such power and character.

Can you enlighten us on what the image and other symbols might mean?

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Old January 12th, 2017, 03:29 PM
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You stunned me, Antonio!

I thought that Michael and discovered folk in Munich who'd been imprisoned in a school for Hindu art!

Is this a rich man's home? Surely it can't be the local version of our spray paint graffiti?

So where was this?

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Old January 12th, 2017, 05:43 PM
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Michael,

I must return to this picture. Your composition takes in the curved sweep of the concrete highway structure and so integrates the street art into a coherent work. This is delightful artistry. I am so impressed that I have to comment on this an draw our attention to this once again.

Kudos,

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Old January 12th, 2017, 07:35 PM
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Micheal, and Asher,

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Michael,

I must return to this picture. Your composition takes in the curved sweep of the concrete highway structure and so integrates the street art into a coherent work. This is delightful artistry. I am so impressed that I have to comment on this an draw our attention to this once again.
This is indeed exquisite, at both stages!

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Old January 15th, 2017, 06:31 AM
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Asher, Doug - Thanks!

The Kilroy shown was a combination of sticker and drawing.

Sometimes it is interesting to do a little research on the seen such as for the sticker below.






Searching for the name on the sticker helps to trace the design back to a tattoo artist working for a tattoo studio in Bogotá (Colombia).

The sticker is pretty small actually.

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Old March 13th, 2017, 01:07 PM
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I had some time to visit common places for large graffiti again.


Curtains up for some more art:




The next two have the same basic structure - one looks happy/funny, the other apocalyptic.





Two more.





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Old March 13th, 2017, 01:15 PM
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I see some inspiration from Banksy in the next three works. The works were on a wall as a triptych. The pictures are shown first to last == left to right.





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Old March 13th, 2017, 02:12 PM
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I see some inspiration from Banksy in the next three works. The works were on a wall as a triptych. The pictures are shown first to last == left to right.





Best regards,
Michael,

We need humor! Thanks for the regular supply. I always enjoy you latest finds!

The smileys being delivered by an attack helicopter is wishful thinking and ironic. The statement on John Doe I find needs explanation, and perhaps that's the intent, as I don't understand the context of the words strung together, as one can interpret it in a number of uncertain ways.

The last defining quip about "Art" being authenticated by its price tag, I've heard before, but it's still very powerful as a commentary, again with many possible important meanings.

Having a price tags may only apply to art in the commercial realm of galleries and collectors, if we know it's highly likely that within some agreed timeframe, some real live person with money will gladly pay something approximating that price to acquire it.

I, however, am much more generous. Do we need to always sell art for it to be art. I doubt that.

Still, the quip is important to give a sense of reality to those who rely on a spouse for earning a living so they can do "Art"!

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Old March 14th, 2017, 01:12 PM
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... The statement on John Doe I find needs explanation, and perhaps that's the intent, as I don't understand the context of the words strung together, as one can interpret it in a number of uncertain ways. ...
I assume that everyone is familiar with the use of 'John Doe' in the legal system and the medical system (unknown patient or victim) of the USA.

The artists uses the pseudonym 'John Doe' (look at the lower left corner of each work), so this introduction as 'unknown' or 'anonymous' has a more than light touch of absurd, which is in my eyes the intention of this work.

What would be your interpretations?

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Old March 14th, 2017, 01:44 PM
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I assume that everyone is familiar with the use of 'John Doe' in the legal system and the medical system (unknown patient or victim) of the USA.......

What would be your interpretations?

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Presenting: John Doe


And if you
..... Don't know

Now John.... Doe[then figure of boy writing]


Of course, Michael, I know about corpses with a "John Joe" label tied with some white string to the big toe of a newly discovered corpse, washed up at the banks of a river bend, LOL!

It's the parsing of the poetic text, I can't fathom.

It even has extra separating space between "John" and "Doe".

"If you don't know John Doe, now here I am!"

"If you don't know [the concept of] "now", [then here's an example of using that term the moment I stuck on the wall the last graphic]! [and revealed] "John Doe".

That is a start of my translational difficulties!

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Old March 15th, 2017, 01:52 PM
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It's the parsing of the poetic text, I can't fathom.

It even has extra separating space between "John" and "Doe".
Maybe you are trying to see more than there is to be found.
A pause between first name and last name is apparently also used while announcing the fighter for a boxing match...

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Old March 15th, 2017, 02:02 PM
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Maybe you are trying to see more than there is to be found.
A pause between first name and last name is apparently also used while announcing the fighter for a boxing match...
Could be, Michael!

In the "Tonight Show", too, the announcer calls out at the top of his voice, with flourish and extension of every vowel, "Jimmy .......Fallon!", as if Elvis had been resurrected, LOL!

So I get it here too!

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