Calle de San Cayetano, Madrid

below: The intersection of San Cayetano and Calle de Embajadores.  A wall encloses a playing field of some kind.

a woman pushes a stroller past a wall with street art murals painted on them, she's head down the hill at Calle San Cayetano

below: Looking down San Cayetano

looking down a street that goes downhill, a brick fence with murals on it on the right, also street art on the building at the end of the street, 3 and 4 storey buildings on either side.

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mural of a large flower on a brick wall

mural of a spaceman's head in a helmet

below: Street art on the wall signed by @elreydelaruina (Ruina R64)

low wall with murals in front of a larger mural on the side of a 3 storey building

a man walks down a street in Madrid, beside a low brick wall that has been covered with street art murals

 

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.

in a Madrid park

The following photos were taken in a walled park (or community garden) in Madrid in March 2018.

below: Face and fishes by Lazaro Totem

large realistic painting of a man's face on white brick wall, with some fish swimming above his head, signed as

below: El Indio

El Indio street art painting of a yellow man, skinny arms and legs, arms raised above his head and spear in his hands, red mask over eyes, loin cloth of red, yellow and green

below: Por Favor is a street artist whose work can be seen around Madrid.

poster by Por Favor of a woman's face in pink and purple

below: Ianah

painting on a wall of a girl's head and shoulders, in water, with fish covering her head, and fish swimming in the water,

below: The front of a large ROA animal

front part of a large mural of an animal by ROA

below: And the back part of the animal, and the left part of the mural

back part of a large mural by ROA, pigs,

below: Another El Indio.  He’s wanted for something!

El Indio street art painting on brick wall, large Wanted sign on the top, picture of a yellow man with red mask and blue skimpy underpants

below: A long drawn mural with lots of detail.

wall separating park from high rise apartment building with balconies, on wall is a mural

below: A close up of part of the mural above

close up detail of mural on white brick, trees and plants in front

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!

mural of someone working on the Madrid coat of arms

below: Vegan bunnies

vegan bunnies street art

pesimo DMJC crew and saile_one in Wynwood

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.

large mural by pesimo93, dmjc crew and saile_one

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.

large mural by pesimo93, dmjc crew and saile_one - part of the mural with a red car parked in front of it.

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.

large mural, upper part of two people, one has face painted

below: Their “signature” includes their “portraits”.

two stylized heads painted on a door, one is in blue tones and the other in olive green tones, the left is dmjc crew and the right is saile_one. both have cigarettes and baseball caps on backwards. also wearing glasses.

Wynwood’s movie gangstas

original gangsta mural

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.

mural on a wall

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”.

entrance to building, Toe Jam Backot, on the corner, whole building is covered in street art murals

Marlon Brando in The Godfather and Al Pacino from “Scarface”

Marlon Brando as the Godfather, in a mural with other actors

… Al Pacino in “Scarface” (again), Robert DeNiro in “Cape Fear”,  and John Travolta in “Pulp Fiction” …

mural with images of famous actors in movie roles, Al Pacino in Scarfacce, a man in a tophat, a man with a machine gun

   ….Arnie in “Terminator”,   Malcolm McDowell in “Clockwork Orange”, a masked Anthony Hopkins in “Silence of the Lambs”,  and Heath Ledger as “The Joker” …

Clockwork Orange, masked Anthony Hopkins and Heath Ledger as the Joker, faces in a mural on a wall, black background, Wynwood

…. and at the very end is the only woman, Uma Thurman in Kill Bill

Uma Thurman wielding a sword, image from Kill Bill movie

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!

a young man poses in front a mural with images of actor's faces, original gangsta is the title of the mural, gangstawall

artist’s signature, 2009

artist signature on gangsta wall mural, 2009

Chance Street, Shoreditch

More street art from East London, September 2016

below: Paste ups on a door

a door with pasteups on it, between a black wall and a wall that is painted in red, pink and yellow. One of the paste ups is of a black man in a military uniform in a gilded frame. The word rai is written on top of it.

close up of the paste up - a door with pasteups on it, between a black wall and a wall that is painted in red, pink and yellow.

below: By number 57, a mask by Crisp

a 3D mask graffiti piece mounted high on a wall, painted in white, turquoise and purple patterns. The number 57 is beside it.

below: Dressed in orange robes and running shoes…
with a hope of peace, by Unify

a streeet art pice on a door, a person in a long orange robe is standing, holding a sign with a red peace symbol on it. A work by unify

below: A large hedgehog by ROA

a very large hedgehog in black, white, and grey, painted on the side of a building, by street artist roa. Some tags and throwup graffiti across the bottom.

below: All on a grey fence

  1. A large  love card, a king and queen perhaps.
  2. 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]
  3. A cartoon character wearing a London Bobby hat… the words at the bottom say “at a tremendous speed the rocket zips into space 1993.”
  4. 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.
  5. Some ace nylon stickers.

5 pasteups on a grey wood fence. On the left a playing card of two people cheek to cheek with an L and a red heart. Also two drawings, portraits of men, by veil,

below: Silently standing still, cowboy and mannequin.

a pasteup of a black and white print of a cowboy, not quite life sized, with cowboy hat and vest. The paper is starting to peel away at the edges. A sticker of a blue and white partially peeled banana has been stuck on him. Beside him is a male mannequin in a store window.

below: Reading comics together

a group of comic book heros is reading a comic book together, The Hulk, a man with laser vision, Thor, and a man with a blue costume and an S on his hood.

 

looking down Chance Street in Shoreditch, a few people walking on the narrow street, the buildings on the left are covered with murals. The first is aboriginal symbols in white, green and brown on a black background. THe second is in bright shades of blue, red and yellow.

graffiti on a black metal door, a face with big red glasses

graffiti on a brick wall including a little stick figure man with a large head by n'ice pops, and the words no stopping

Braithwaite Street, Shoreditch

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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.

street art paste up of two people, man and woman, that look like inflatable dolls. The woman is holding the leash of a balloon dog.

below: Mssd Connctn, To the one who could have been everything, sorry I swiped left.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street,

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.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a grasshopper paste up, an old chanel number 5 perfume bottle

below: Above the grasshoppers is a headless flying horse or pony.  The star on its backside suggests that it’s from My Little Pony.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, paste up of a flying pony with its head cut off, also a dodo bird

below: Portrait of a street artist with spray can, respirator, tattoos, and bling, by Cloakwork.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, mural of a large fat man with gas mask on and spray paint can in hand by cloak work

below: Graffiti under the bridge.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, on the curved walls of an underpass, darkish, with a couple of people walking under the bridge

below: A jumble of facial features.

an arch under a brick bridge is covered with plywood and painted blue. On it is a jumbled face in five pieces. Two people are sitting on the kerb in front of it.

below: A collection of little graffiti pieces high on a brick wall.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, three little pieces on a brick wall behind a wire fence

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.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a yellow chanel perfume bottle with MaryMee on the label as well as eau de street art. Also a playing card, ace, with cat face on it, and the words @hellothemushroom

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a woman walks past construction hoardings covered with street art

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, large mural of a woman with back to viewer, lifting up the skin on her back to reveal digital codes

below: A painting by Nathan Bowen.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a painting by Nathan Bowed on a man in yellow clothes (a clown?)

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.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, six or seven paste ups on a wall, including a Lt. Vincent being pulled by a cat

below: Pink, fuzzy and spread eagle on a wall – a large teddy bear.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a pink teddy bear with terry cloth body high on a wall, beside a black and white pasteup of a bomb

below: Rapid.  Mask and goggles. Street art by Someart

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a painting of a man's head wearing balaclava and goggles, with word bubble that says I am Rapid Some Art

below: Shoot the Bank with photos added above and “Not Art” sprayed below.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, black and white piece Shoot The Bank with a picture of a man in mask and with rifle. In red spray paint someone has written over it Not Art. 8 posters above it, with photos

below: ‘Stranger Things’ from the Netflix series.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, mural entitled strange things, man in old fashioned scuba mask waving, in turquoise background.

below: Construction hoardings on Braithwaite immediately south of the tracks around what used to be a car park.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, construction hoardings covered with street art

below: Continuation of the hoardings… the red brick building is Bedford House, at the corner of Quaker and Braithwaite streets.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, construction hoardings covered with street art

below: Another Nathan Bowen work, this time beside a strange drawing by Clancy.

street art and graffiti in Shoreditch England, on Braithwaite Street, a painting of a Buckingham palace guard with its bushy black hat and red uniform, on a union jack by Nathan Bowen and a drawing of a man sitting on a sidewalk by Clancy

 

Blackall Street London

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.

view of a narrow London Street with street art covered construction hoardings down one side, two young women taking photos of the hoardings on the left. New building under construction in the background.

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

three black line drawings of the head and shoulders of a woman with multiple eyes, all by thundercunt with #thunderc_nt written on them. Also a quote under one of the women

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.

mural in pink and blue of a hand holding a face, by mask

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.

paste up graffiti of a woman's head with words

stylized painting of a woman's face, street art piece, with long braided hair wrapped around her face in red and blue

below: It’s pointless, dirty mind

a group of pasteups on a wall. the largest one is of two guys in their underwear pulling their shirts up to reveal their stomachs and chest. One man has 'dirty' written on the shirt and the other has 'mind' written on his.

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.

abstract portrait, half man and half wolf face

below: Aboriginal man, street art by Dale Grimshaw.

paste up of the head and shoulders of an aboriginal man with Donald duck cartoon characters running across his forehead.

below: Close up of Donald Duck, his nephew and a superhero.

close up of donald duck characters, as well as another cartoon superhero with the words "Rick wake up! You must free me to fight before it's too late"

street art picture of a woman in browns and blacks, long hair, amongst other graffiti

street art on construction hoardings on Blackall street in Hackney London. Light blue background. A young woman with hat all in dark pink, half of a woman's face (large) with bright red lips, blue eye and a multicoloured word London

graffiti on a brick wall

paste up of a large pink mask

realistic painting of a woman's face in profile on a wall, long blond hair

street art picture of a woman's face partially obscured by a brown tag

little bits of graffiti, marilyn munroe like sticker, a pasteup of a squid, a little girl in pink bra and panties, a yellow parody of a chanel perfume bottle

below: by Gary Alford

Man's face and the head of a blackbird, street art painting by Gary Alford

pasteups on a wall. one is a large beetle, one is a woman's head printed on a newspaper page (by porno baby), two are men's faces with the words "The Whealdstone raider has a posse". A picture of Warhol's Marilyn Munroe with dark glasses add has been stuck on one of the men's faces.

stencil of a man holding an umbrella, It is raining under the umbrella but not outside of it. Man is holding hand out to see if it is still raining.

below: Three telephone booths as windows into something.

street art, three blue British style phone booths behind bars, with a creature in front of them

below: A mural by Giusi Tomasello, an Italian born artist now living in London.

street art painting of a face with David Bowie like makeup and hair, although it doesn't really look like David Bowie

stickers and paste ups on a wall, faces,

street art portrait of a black man's face, with the word fame written above it and a small pink crown drawn on the side of his head

below: The Humble Magnificent and Hala Gurl amongst other paste-ups including a mash-up of Marilyn Munroe meets Dali meets some Asian guy.

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paste up of a skull, old mailbox broken, spray painted yellow and stickers on it

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

street art painting of a hunter in red jacket but with badger face standing over a person who is lying on the ground, one leg of badger person is on the other person's back

in an old window, one pane has a picture of a soldier and the other pane has the words Do you feel safer?

 

 

hanging out on grey walls

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.

 

Two small paste ups. on the right is the head and shoulders of a girl with brown hair and blue top and on the left is a small black and white drawing of a little creature onto which someone has drawn blue eyes and mouth

a black stencil on grey wall of a creature blowing bubbles. The bubbles have been painted yellow. The vreature is sitting. Has the upper body and arms of a human, but the legs of a hairy animal (cat? dog?).

Paste up of almost life sized Asian girl standing in a corner of a garage. Short straight black hair, black pants, and a red floral print on yellow top. Beside her is a large tag graffiti with M O G. The O has been turned into the face of a little creature with big white eyes and a funny round nose

Two street art pieces. On the right is a black stencil of a person wearing an African mask and holding a branch behind his head. He is sitting on the back of an animal. on the left is a simplistic drawing of a square face with two little stick legs

black stencil of a girl sitting on the ground with a doll on the floor beside her

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