Often travel simply serves to “open your mind, til you can’t get your head through the door” (per Elvis Costello)…but this is different. You really should go see this…it’s an opportunity for Israelis (& other local tourists) to come face-to-face with the brutal concrete wall that they have built to fence themselves in. “Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie…”
‘Worst view in the world’: Banksy opens hotel overlooking Bethlehem wall|The Guardian
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Photo by Quique Kierszenbaum for the Guardian
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Shepard Fairey is wanted by Detroit police for creating street art on public buildings in their city. IMO a simple “thank you” would suffice instead of a felony warrant. Doesn’t City Hall realize that tourists might actually be interested in visiting their (fair?) city to see this art? No, I guess not. The Anti-Vandalism crew is likely whitewashing it all away as we speak…
That’s right. Fairey was the guy who designed the popular Obama poster, among many other fine artworks.
Courtesy of Google, here are pics of the painted streets of Rio de Janeiro during the latest FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The streamers overhead make it look like the streets are underwater…
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The London cops clearly have the wrong man. They arrested some other innocent guy and are blaming him for the graffiti vandalism created by me, The Real Banksy! The cops should drop the charges, and let the guy go free!
Graffiti Artist Banksy Arrested In London; Identity Revealed – National Report | National Report
Graffiti out…giant animal murals in. Sure, they’re nice pretty images, and well done…but IMO they lack meaning. “There is no such thing as good art about nothing” — according to Ad Reinhardt. They’re no Banksy.
Bizarre Beyond Belief Magazine
Irony & Boe are a UK-based street-art duo comprising Whoam Irony and Placee Boe. The artists have recently been going around London creating large, towering animal murals.
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Courtesy of Juxtapoz.com, here is some fine graffiti by Faust. Typography can be beautiful. Now that cursive writing is becoming a lost art, this sort of graffiti has a special appeal as art IMO.
Just for the heck of it, perhaps the USAF could volunteer a drone for an afternoon of sky-writing over NYC. IMO that might help defuse the ongoing post-9/11 paranoia about imminent terrorist threats. Can we just go about our daily lives again, without the State’s intrusion into personal privacy by the anti-terrorism boys in the name of “public safety”?!
So it seems the WWoW was one of the first to use skywriting, as it appeared in the 1939 Wizard of Oz movie. Who knew? Wouldn’t it be fun to see this slogan in sky-writing over some large city? If it were possible, I would gladly chip in to see such a contemporary example of fine (graffiti) art in public places.
…and it seems the WWoW has also made a recent appearance in DC as well…
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