rue de Croulebarbe

In the 13th arrond. of Paris, on rue de Croulebarbe, there is one segment of wall covered with street art.

concrete wall on rue de Coulebarbe, about 8 feet tall, with some street art on it

below: Unfortunately Chloe’s name has been added on top of this mural by Titomulk, a pair of French artists. It hides some of the intricate black and white details, as well as some of the text, of the “Insania Cultura” mural. A singer with her microphone, a portrait of Van Gogh, a book with the title “Knowledge is Power”, a Spiderman mask, and a very naked man. “Si vous trouvez [illegible] culture, coute cher, essayez l’ignorance” translates to ‘If you find culture too expensive, try ignorance.’

below: Painted to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of “The Kid”, a silent movie starring Charlie Chaplin, by Sweb and Sonia O.

black and white street art painting, portrait of Charlie Chaplin, also a female actress, border is film with sprocket holes

below: A Mr. Myl creation – text and a toothy purple guy with a white nose ring, greenery, and barbed wire

mr myl text street art with purpe headed character, big teeth white nose ring,

below: Five black and white portraits of women with red text, “Hey Heroes, I will be your Queen”.

street art painted portraits in black and white, 5 women

inti in the 13th, Paris

There are two very large murals in Paris by South American street artist INTI.  INTI was born in Valparaíso, Chile and he takes his name from the Quechua word for ‘the Sun’.

The first mural is a tall one on the side of an apartment building on Avenue L’Italie near Rue Du Tage in the 13th arrd.   Its title is “Our Utopia is Their Future”.

 

 a large multi storey vertical mural on the side of an apartment building in Paris called 'Our Utopia is Their Future' by inti -

part of a large multi storey vertical mural on the side of an apartment building in Paris called 'Our Utopia is Their Future' by inti - a child is working a puppet who in turn has a small puppet on a string

part of a large multi storey vertical mural on the side of an apartment building in Paris called 'Our Utopia is Their Future' by inti - a puppet of a man in a suit and tie, on a string

part of a large multi storey vertical mural on the side of an apartment building in Paris called 'Our Utopia is Their Future' by inti - boys feet

The second INTI mural is also in the 13th arrd.  This time it is a very large horizontal mural on a fence.  It’s also difficult to take a picture of the whole thing!  It seems to be a doll dressed in a patchwork of colours and patterns filled with symbols.  His knees are wooden masks and he has two gold charms attached to his belt.

long horizontal mural of a man with many hats above his head, by Inti, in Paris, on a concrete wall

man in a long horizontal mural, cloth puppet like face, dressed in a patchwork of colours and patterns and Inca and South American symbols, two gold good luck charms attached to his belt.

the end of a hotizontal mural of man bedecked in Inca symbols and colours, wood masks on his knees, patterned knit socks with symbols, not matching, rainbow coloured socks with toes.