Because COVID is still slowing everyone down, I continue to search through old travel pictures because I know that there are still lots of photos of street art that I haven’t shared. Today I found four murals by mr.besk that I saw the last time that I was in Instanbul. They feature yellow outlines and little Basquiat-type three pointed crowns.
below: The intersection of San Cayetano and Calle de Embajadores. A wall encloses a playing field of some kind.
below: Looking down San Cayetano
below: Street art on the wall signed by @elreydelaruina (Ruina R64)
below: Parts of letters on the wall. Tuuulibreria is a bookstore where you (the buyer) decide how much the book is worth.
below: And above the bookstore, a table ready for dinner. The words above the wine bottle are an ode to Embajadores, “mi barrio” i.e. my neighbourhood.
The following photos were taken in a walled park (or community garden) in Madrid in March 2018.
below: Face and fishes by Lazaro Totem
below: El Indio
below: Por Favor is a street artist whose work can be seen around Madrid.
below: The front of a large ROA animal
below: And the back part of the animal, and the left part of the mural
below: Another El Indio. He’s wanted for something!
below: A long drawn mural with lots of detail.
below: A close up of part of the mural above
below: The Madrid coat of arms is the blue shield shape with a bear and a tree in the middle, similar to what is painted here. The man chopping down the tree is definitely not on the coat of arms!
below: Vegan bunnies
More Denver street art from this past summer.
below: A blue astronaut
There is a large mural in Wynwood that is a collaboration between Peruvian street artist pesimo DMJC crew and saile_one. Four very large figures cover the side of a building. The car helps to give a sense of just how big the mural is.
below: There are a lot of details in the mural…. the spray paint can on the left, the vehicle crashed over the shoulder, an 8 ball, and a USB stick. Is it a snake or a wreath of living plants around the neck? Is it strangling him? The mask worn by the person on the right has a zipper, a padlock and crossed chopsticks.
below: More details. The dog is wearing a chain that says “trust no human”, and there are eyeballs on one of the heads. The man on the left is wearing a badge that says #NoDAPL which is the hashtag associated with the anti Dakota Access Pipeline protest including the resistance at Standing Rock.
below: Their “signature” includes their “portraits”.
The gangsta wall in Wynwood is along the side of the Toe Jam Backlot, a private studio/event space that is available to rent. The mural on the north wall has nothing to do with ‘gangsters’ but it still looks wonderful – an amazing amount of detail. My apologies for not knowing the artist’s name.
The wall on the west side of the building is where the gangsta wall is. It’s a wall that features the images of “bad guy” actors in famous movies, starting with Jack Nicholson in “The Shining”.
Marlon Brando in The Godfather and Al Pacino from “Scarface”
… Al Pacino in “Scarface” (again), Robert DeNiro in “Cape Fear”, and John Travolta in “Pulp Fiction” …
….Arnie in “Terminator”, Malcolm McDowell in “Clockwork Orange”, a masked Anthony Hopkins in “Silence of the Lambs”, and Heath Ledger as “The Joker” …
…. and at the very end is the only woman, Uma Thurman in Kill Bill
As you have probably noticed, I haven’t named all the faces – still doing the research to find out who they are! If you can help, please let me know!
artist’s signature, 2009
More street art from East London, September 2016
below: Paste ups on a door
below: By number 57, a mask by Crisp
below: Dressed in orange robes and running shoes…
with a hope of peace, by Unify
below: A large hedgehog by ROA
below: All on a grey fence
- A large love card, a king and queen perhaps.
- Two drawn portraits by Veil. [how to be invisible: have a name that returns millions of hits when you search for it, none of them yours]
- A cartoon character wearing a London Bobby hat… the words at the bottom say “at a tremendous speed the rocket zips into space 1993.”
- A collage of many photos of a man’s neck and ear, a studded collar and a woman’s fingers with long fingernails, all in a sickly green colour.
- Some ace nylon stickers.
below: Silently standing still, cowboy and mannequin.
below: Reading comics together
Most of Braithwaite Street is under railway tracks next to Shoreditch High Street station on the London Overground. The south end of the street used to be called Wheler Street and appears as such on google maps. Photos taken September 2016.
below: Mssd Connctn, To the one who could have been everything, sorry I swiped left.
below: More of the detailed grasshopper pasteups (previously seen on Grimsby Street) and an old paper pasteup of a Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle…. this one full of skulls. The perfume bottle is the work of endless.
below: Above the grasshoppers is a headless flying horse or pony. The star on its backside suggests that it’s from My Little Pony.
below: Portrait of a street artist with spray can, respirator, tattoos, and bling, by Cloakwork.
below: Graffiti under the bridge.
below: A jumble of facial features.
below: A collection of little graffiti pieces high on a brick wall.
below: Another chanel perfume bottle by endless, this time Marymee and eau de streetart. The cat playing card has some tiny words written on the bottom including, @hellothemushroom. A google search reveals this to be the work of Sara Doucette.
below: A painting by Nathan Bowen.
below: A few pasteups including one that resembles Lt. Vincent although it’s a little bearded guy in a snail shell being pulled by a large red cat.
below: Pink, fuzzy and spread eagle on a wall – a large teddy bear.
below: Rapid. Mask and goggles. Street art by Someart
below: Shoot the Bank with photos added above and “Not Art” sprayed below.
below: ‘Stranger Things’ from the Netflix series.
below: Construction hoardings on Braithwaite immediately south of the tracks around what used to be a car park.
below: Continuation of the hoardings… the red brick building is Bedford House, at the corner of Quaker and Braithwaite streets.
below: Another Nathan Bowen work, this time beside a strange drawing by Clancy.
Back in March I found Blackall Street, a small street in London EC2 too narrow for cars but with lots of room for street art and murals.
below: “If there is light it will find you” C. Bukowski – a quote at the bottom of one of the drawings by @thunderc_nt aka Gabriela Chojnacki
below: By street artist Mask. This is only part of a piece that was a collaboration between Size92 and Mask. A complete picture of the mural can be seen online in London Calling blog. The project was supported by Global Street Art as part of their ongoing Walls Project.
below: Believe in Magic, or at least that’s what’s written on the paper used for this piece of street art. A page from Heavenly Recordings, illustrated by Hugh Cowling. I have no idea if this was just a scrap piece of paper that the artist had lying around, or if it has some significance.
below: It’s pointless, dirty mind
below: Half man, half wolf. I haven’t been able to decode the web address in the bottom right corner so I don’t have any more information on the artist at this time.
below: Aboriginal man, street art by Dale Grimshaw.
below: Close up of Donald Duck, his nephew and a superhero.
below: by Gary Alford
below: Three telephone booths as windows into something.
below: A mural by Giusi Tomasello, an Italian born artist now living in London.
below: The Humble Magnificent and Hala Gurl amongst other paste-ups including a mash-up of Marilyn Munroe meets Dali meets some Asian guy.
below: “If badgers could cull 70% of politicians, it may reduce ridiculous countryside policies but there’s no proof of that” Street art by clancy aka Clancy Philbrick. #clancyart
The following pieces of graffiti and street art were found in a lane that more an entranceway to an apartment complex parking garage than an alley. I forgot to make note of where it was, except that it is somewhere in Fitzroy. There were a number of tag-like, or letter, graffiti that I didn’t photograph. Amongst those there were a few stencils and paste-ups that were interesting.