I found myself stuck for a few minutes without an umbrella when the rain started. Luckily there was space under the arch at the entrance to Passage de la Bonne Graine
below: A little portrait by Sohan Street above a torn and defaced group photo of four men. The latter is signed in the bottom corner as Docteur something but because the paper is ripped, the rest of the name is lost.
…. with a story to tell about Alice complete with the Queen of Hearts (no tarts though), a White Rabbit and a grinning Cheshire Cat. But it’s not Alice in Wonderland, instead it’s Alice Au Pays du Street Art.
below: With a mask and a feather in his tophat, Atelier Waladou’s black and white linocut along with the Queen of Hearts who wants sentencing first and verdict after (by Nevoul Art)
below: All Alice stories need a white rabbit, or rather un lapin blanc when in Paris. In this case, it was provided by Glauc‘ who has given him a pocket watch,an egg timer, and at least five wrist watches so he can watch the time. He mustn’t be late! Le lapin blanc face au temps.
below: The Cheshire Cat is grinning ear to ear as it asks to be taken to Wonderland but left in Neverland. It was painted by LiAXrt. And last is Alice in her pink outfit with a red bottle of “drink me” potion and a brown “eat me” cookie.
Marvellously layered. Contributed to by many. Evolving over time.
below: “Please point the camera toward me” and a Salvador Dali portrait by Pat Brazil. In the middle, a large black and white object that resembles a bomb, a needlepoint bomb.
below: With hope in her eyes, by RAF Urban whose work reflects the idea that diversity is hope. Orange paint has partially hidden the bottle of pills (was there a label?) as well as the woman’s face and hands (what is she holding?).
below: Kandin ski. There are quite a few of these pictures around Barcelona – a whole series featuring different well known people. This Kandin-ski was the only one on this door. I haven’t been able to find out who the artist is – clues may lie in the top line of ‘text’ in the upper left corner but I can not figure out what it says.
below: Some wheatpaste in various conditions including a very torn and peeling Ironmould black and white drawing and a red capped Amar Garpa. Unsigned, and therefore unknown monkey, dog, little kid, and man with red beard and glasses.
below: The square in the top right corner reads, “The purpose of this festival is to use art as the attraction of the Qr code, generally used in transactions involving money, purchasing, and capitalism.” (last word in red). Then it is repeated in Spanish (where it might make more sense). “…. es utilizar el arte como atractivo del codico QR, en general utilizado en transacciones implicando dinero, compras, y el captilalism’.
below: Green leaves growing everywhere in a piece by Mowcka
below: Another Mowcka piece with more green leaves. Long flowing hair and a cat mask add to the woman’s character.
below: Bald Eagle carrying a box with its fragile contents, by The End. (the end of animals)
below: A concrete pillar with a number of tags, slaps, and other graffiti.
below: Up high on a pillar, a black and blue box above a bird and a mosaic Super Mario character smashing something to smithereens. As an aside, that’s probably a camera up in the very corner keeping an eye on me as I click away.
below: Love in triplicate and something about Alice and La France.
below: Sugarlandia is Calling. It seems to be full of monkeys swinging from vines and parrots sitting amongst big leaves.
below: Doing the splits… or running in a very strange way. But when you’re green and have horns maybe no one questions what you do.
below: Tintin and the captain – Captain Haddock, another character from the The Adventures of Tintin comics and books created by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi. The mural was painted by Combo in 2018.
with other friends as well, all together in a small corner on Rue des Petits Carreaux in the 2nd Arrond.
below:Wild Wonder Woman – Quand la nuit nous transperce (or in English, When the night pierces us).
below: Boxer dog with a tear in his eye, “I don’t want to fight anymore” by Canvaz
below: White bearded but multicoloured skin Namaste partially hiding behind the bushes with a flower
Freeman Alleyis a private lane that runs parallel to the Bowery close to Sara Roosevelt Park and Bowery subway station. It has become a destination for graffiti both for those who make it and for those who want to look at it. Stencils, wheatpaste, and stickers are the most common and there is lots of it! There is probably more than one blog post’s worth so this is just the start.
below: No loitering in the alley. About to munched on – this one-eyed pink and purple banana by eye.sticker is i danger of losing part of its peel.
below: “Do you see this?” Eyes and hearts but with a tear or two.
below: Mickey Mouse crucified, and a feline love more, #nohatefamily. Something about hello mushroom in there as well.
below: Many faces here including a lightning struck David Bowie. In the center is an anti-war poster by Brad Heckman (aka hecksign) that features a portrait of Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky.
below: Another Individual Activist anti-war poster. Ukraine is not Putin’s blank canvas. On the left is a big colourful beetle by modomatic.
below: Another modomatic, this time a multicoloured mask. Sticking out on the right is a yellow arm with a pink donut and half smoked joint while a Half Brooklyn Crooklyn’s figure is running away (the last is by TheOhioGirl).
below: Another modomatic creation – insect like? Botanical?
below: “So much love” on newspaper by jkosart along with a back and white intricate drawing of a creature of some kind (signed moose)
below: A picture of a painter painting a picture, by font147
below: Two women – one on the Sony screen along with one as a BLM tribute by Voxx Romana
below: Mother and Child on blue
below: A yellow duck below an old faded poem. Once there was a bouquet of red roses but it looks like someone showed their displeasure with pink paint.
below: Fred’s a flying chicken – a rooster on the wing
below: Godot was here (and so was Nadej) but someone is still waiting. “Nedockas sa kamarat” is Slovak for “You won’t make it, friends.”
below: A stencilled portrait with a list of 3 Jan’s. The last one, Jan Kucjak was a Slovak journalist who was murdered in February 2018 along with his fiancee Martina Kušnírová. At the time Kucjak was investigating tax fraud of several businessmen with connections to top-level Slovak politicians. The middle Jan, Jan Palach, was a Czech student who set himself on fire in central Prague on 16 Jan 1969 to protest the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. He died three days later. His funeral turned into a mass anti-communism demonstration. Jan Hus, the Jan on top, is another Czech who died for his beliefs; He was burned as a heretic in 1415 for calling for reforms in the Catholic church.
below: Horst in text, a little fat guy Tubby1 by cooklan, and another drawn monster with two horns and a claw for a hand. Unfortunately the name under the drawing isn’t quite clear enough (or there is nothing online about said monster).
below: Neklam with a pink tie, plus a small black and white sticker from German artist HNRX. The blue and white character with mirror symmetry is Mister Bohnita. Defend.
below: I suspect that the Uncle Sam type red and white striped top hat is an insult or a protest.
below: A pair of pigeons on a wall.
below: cute animal heads
below: Retus with a strange yellowish face and big blood shot eyes. Also, a blue and yellow ribbon for Ukraine.