Category Archives: graffiti

“Worst view in the world” by Banksy


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…

‘Worst view in the world’: Banksy opens hotel overlooking Bethlehem wall | World news | The Guardianhttp://click.mail.theguardian.com/?qs=01f428bab12213fcb2a609b2443e282e5a20a3e31949d5b7917c308077aec99b0e4064495b8cb7e2c1e03dcf570d8a99

World’s oldest street artist is a granny “yarn bomber” in Selkirk Scotland


http://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/worlds-oldest-street-artist-covers-town-in-yarn-graffiti

Because everything looks better in a tea cozy…

  

Photo by Melanie Tata

Kapoor’s “dirty corner” vandalized once again in Versailles: cultural Fascism par les boys de la Front Nationale


http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/sep/08/anish-kapoors-queens-vagina-vandals-and-the-rise-of-cultural-fascism-in-france?CMP=twt_gu

Street art chez Paris par Levalet


banksyesque, je crois…

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/02/levalet-wheatpastes-paris/

Wanted…for all the wrong reasons…in Detroit of all places.


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…

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/shepard-fairey-felony-charges-arrest-warrant-311387

That’s right.  Fairey was the guy who designed the popular Obama poster, among many other fine artworks.

Rio’s painted streets


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…

https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/streetview/brazils-painted-streets/rua-cafe-filho/CkmCkfwvIGUAAAQW-qy0KQ?hl=en&gl=ca

I am Banksy!


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
http://nationalreport.net/banksy-arrested-identity-revealed/

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Irony & Boe – Giant Animal Murals


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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“All that matters” in Rochester NY


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.

http://www.juxtapoz.com/graffiti/faust-all-that-matters-in-rochester-ny

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“Surrender Dorothy!” — the Wicked Witch of the West


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”?!

Artinpublicplaces's Blog


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…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrender_Dorothy

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