“War is coming”, said the Poker man. Mexico city. 2021
“Blue, blue my wall is blue…” 🎶. Mexico city.
“My name is Pink. My surname? Flamingo.” Bogotá, Colombia. 2021. (c)ourtesy Oscar.
Chinelo dancer. Cuernavaca.
“Da real thang”. Ahuatepec.
The Lady by the highway. By Duek Gonzalez. On the way back to Mexico city.
The Peyotl Warrior. (Don’t breathe the fumes.) Tezoquipa, Mexico city.
A wonderful, wonderful piece, Cuernavaca. Covering half a block. Narrow street. Impossible to back off for width. I’ll post details later.
I‘m the watchdog. “Cuerna.”
The Sphynx asked Oedipus: “What goes on four feet in the morning, two feet at noon, and three feet in the evening?”. Mexico city. 2021.
“Ophelia was my name.” Cuernavaca.
“You can keep your mask on.” (Joe Cocker. Almost) On the highway again.
The deer dances by my door. Cuernavaca. The deer dance (la danza del venado) is a traditional dance of the North)
In honour of nurses and doctors worldwide.
The nurse’s tattoo.
Black panther. By Duek Gonzalez.
This particular shot took several attempts/trips. Under a bridge on the highway home, (the missus driving). I’d shoot several of the works above in “machine gun” fashion. No way to stop or slow down. Check and work on the best shots later at home and a little “lab” work. I’d actually caught only a breeze of this spectacular work on a previous trip. This one is not perfect but worth it.
I finally identified the artist: Duek Gonzalez. Seems he’s only 24. Some may recall another work of his on a house nearby: portraits, a rabbit, and a young woman with snakes. Looks like he’d done a lot of work in Mexico city. I’ll try to do a “Duek safari” some day. He is a very talented young man.
Thank you ever so much for traveling Equinoxio airways, the only airline with street art in the cabin. Stay safe.
110 thoughts on “Street Art en la calle”
Another great collection!! I have to admit that “the poker man” immediately put me in mind of some of the Gerald Scarfe images used by Pink Floyd! 😉
Gerald Scarfe? Need to check that. (even being a big Pink Floyd fan. Many LP’s of them still). be right back.
Haha, no problem. I only know him because I used to be a very big fan of the group and he did a lot of the art used in their light shows 😉
Got it. I don’t have the Wall. ’79 I was in grad school in the US. Other music then. More “Bluegrass”. 😉 Thanks for the reference.
Ooh, then do try to watch it! For a music movie, it is well worth it. Lots of Scarfe animations in there which will put you in mind of our poker playing friend 😉
I might have to buy it at la FNAC, over here it is extremely difficult to buy or rent movies on-line. They’re scared to death of piracy…
Is that so? I have not been and had thought IPR might have been a cloudy issue there but obviously not. Funny how we can have pre-conceived notions of a place, so, it is good to have them remoulded with a reality check! 🙂
Problem is the US are very strict and piracy in Lat Am is enormous. I don’t think I have access to more than 25-30% of the catalogue of US films. Not to mention the French (eg. INA) who still haven’t really switched to on-line. 🤣
Funnily enough, I was going to ask whether it was an attitude “encouraged” from the north 😉
Maybe. it’s weird. All I know is that there are so much blocks now, sometimes I can’t sync my Mac and my TV. Crazy.
Such a fabulous tour , surely a favorite. Wonderful street art, thank you! I love the nurse painting ( naturally) and the Sphinx is awesome! You must go into more detail soon as promised ,this artist is incredibly talented. it’s been a pleasure traveling with you!
The honour is mine. Always a pleasure traveling with you Coeur de feu. The nurse painting was great. many very difficult to take from a driving car. But the IPhone is a good little camera.
Tschüß meine liebe Freundin. 🙏🏻💕
You did a wonderful job from a moving car. I never would have guessed! I really love every stop on this tour. Tschüss mein Leiber Brian. 💕💫
The moving car thing was an experiment. The shutter on the Iphone responds well. You take like 15 shots in a row, then select and fix the best. Au revoir. 🙏🏻🌹🌹🌹
I’ll give it try sometime ! Au revoir 💫🌹
I have to honestly say, besides the murals, I like the bright blue wall. Despite of the rugged texture, the blue makes it pop…gives it life!
You’re so right. The Blue wall is very powerful.
Beautiful street murals! Love them. Happy Tuesday.
Thank you. Happy evening. 😉
Ohh, yes, a marvellous flight. Thank you so much. The title reminded me of an old song I haven’t heard in a while: “Caminando por la calle yo te vi” ♫♪ I love the first two fiercely. I love Duek’s ladies. I find it funny that Peršak is a surname of a Slovenian writer and former mayor. But my favourite – you guessed it – is the deer dance gate. ❤
Don’t kn ow the song. Will look it up. Duek is very talented. I will try to look more of his stuff.
Didn’t know about Persak. A distant relative maybe? And I thought you might like the door. It was in a remote street. Not too “hip”, borderline not too safe. But I loved the door. 💕
Ahh, I can’t even imagine how it is when door-hunting can get one into trouble. You suffer for us. Thank you so.
You’re welcome. It is a nice challenge.
Dylan references Poker Man as a prophet, Scarfe ^ yes, what a sumptuous feast of street art! I’d love it in any cabin or room!
Dylan as in Bob? I knew this “Poker man” had to come from somewhere… Scarfe was a discovery. Very “punch” like, very English. Glad to share the art.
You’ve outdone yourself with this collection of street art, particularly the two by Duek Gonzalez. More, please.
Yes, ma’am, coming up soon.
I’m looking forward to it!
I love them all!!! So much talent here. I’m particularly intrigued by the one that (a dragon?) takes up half the city block, and I love the last one! Thanks for sharing so much beauty!!!
Lots of talent. It’s not a dragon, it’s a succession of animals. I call it “Riders on the storm”. I’ll show more detail in a following post. All well Jill?
Ah, I eagerly await the closer view! Meh … okay and not okay, y’know?
It does happen to the best of us. Anything that can be done on “not okay”?
You do it every week by bringing a smile to my face with your beautiful posts! Thanks for caring, my friend.
Most welcome my dear. I see you don’t sigh as much? 😉
Oh, yes I do … I just try to be less vocal about it here! I’ve sighed so much that it should be my signature! But, I’m lucky and have much to be thankful for … I just have to keep reminding myself of that!
Your sighnature? 🤣
Yes we do have things to be thankful for.
Bon week-end Jill.
I think it has become so! That and my snarkiness! Feliz weekend to you too, Brian!
I saw a variation of the illustration Pink that you have here on a design phone game!
Maybe that was the inspiration. I didn’t take that picture. My brother-in-law in Colombia did.
Another outstanding collection of street art images, made all the more amazing for most being shot from a moving vehicle on an iphone. Very impressive. If I were to pick favourites I would say that I’m especially drawn to the blue wall, the watchdog, and the deer dance.
Thank you. It was quite a challenge. But the Iphone shutter responds well. 😉 I obviously like them all, but I agree with you those 3 are outstanding. The dog in particular has such a flurry of details.
How have you been? All well I hope?
Yes, keeping quite well and venturing out at last after more than a year of almost total isolation. It was lovely to be immersed in nature again. I have missed it so much.
I can relate to that. Totally. Enjoy the return to Nature.
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Such detailed art work! Love the piece with the fish.
The things we do to get our photos 😉 Thank you for the wonderful trip. I’ll remain seated until Duek Gonzalez connection flight.
LOL. Would you like some Champagne while you wait for the connection? 🍾
Que bonito!!! Love the last one the most. So realistic.
Yes, yes, yes! That young man, 24, is a fantastic artist. Great portraits.
Y me pregunto como ha podido pintar eso. Debajo de un puente en la autopista a Cuernavaca? No tiene ni un metro de espacio frente al muro… Misterio.
Muy talentoso el es.
Sin duda. Y ahora me doy cuenta que hizo otro mural. Right on the other side of the highway. Will try to snap it tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
Ya lo saqué hoy! Más difícil aún que el otro. Yes!
That was fabulous. Great artwork and loved the color and subjects. Merci.
De rien. It was very nice to change location and venue after a year locked up. Helps you stumble on new, incredible art. All well Gigi?
Cocker, almost — hahaha!! Easily one of the most erotic songs of all time, yeah?
Indeed. The sublimation of accessories… 🎩
Loving the color combos
Very strong colours right? Part of the culture I guess. Or just the paint cans available. Tout va bien Lumi?
All good! My sense of taste and smell has gone haywire but it’s a small price to pay 👍 And you guys?
Not recovered yet? Daughter #2 did loose it in January but I understand she’ fine now. It will come back. Ça va merci. A +
I love the nurses tattoo and as a street art enthusiasts – I loved every single mural. One of my recently discoveries is a Venezuelan graffiti artist Koz Dos whose real identity is, of course, unknown. His street art is unreal
Just looked him up. Wow wow! Does he work in Europe? The buildings look European. (In Venezuela I don’t think he’d find paint)
The tattoo was great. (Not a nurse actually, she was working at Home Depot, and I asked her If I could take a picture. Went well with the nurse mural.
Beautful pieces again, thank you! The owl tattoo is so cute … 🙂
Isn’t it? I just couldn’t stop myself from asking: “Love your tattoo. Can I take a picture?”
It is quite unusual, I am sure she understood … 😉
These are all fantastique, Brieuc! And considering that last one was a drive-by, I am duly impressed! She’s so beautiful.
Several were drive bys actually, but the last one was a challenge. No distance. Just click and click and click and see how it comes out. Bon week-end Dale.
Not so bad anyway! Merci et bon weekend à toi!
“Thank you ever so much for traveling Equinoxio airways, the only airline with street art in the cabin.” Such an avant-garde airline. I wonder, if the whole city, is full of such art?
Avant-garde? LOl. Just having fun with words. The city is about 20 million people large. Huge extension. very contrasting neighbourhoods. Best art is often found in the darkest corners. Plus the water company has made a deal with the major paint company to put street art on all the water wells. Very good art, and in all neighbourhoods.
So I see, yes.
No, it was the other one re: the volcanic one that I read.
Here’s the Mont-Blanc story (first chapter at least):
Thanks for sending this. I knew I hadn’t read it.
It is a good story. Courtesy my old “Mate” Dave Philips. We all got together a few years back in Italy for the 25th anniversary of our madness…
Did you climb the mountain in the 80s?
1989. (When my friends and I were young!)
“There is a season, turn, turn, turn…”
love all the colors today and the idea of machine gun photo grabbing was a good expression – I did that recently with some folks fishing off a pier – and you are right – we get what we get! and then some photos you can go back for and spend some time with – the narrow street with the art that was hard to grab also came out so well
cheers to our healthcare workers worldwide – I agree
Iphones are incredible inventions. A decent camera with a computer. (One Iphone has more calculating power than all NASA computers when they put Armstrong et al. on the moon.) And to me who got tired of carrying pounds of photo equipment, the phone fits in my back pocket.
Yes – so true about the advanced technology – and cameras and all the perks
But on the other hand we are freely carrying around a tracking device and one that can be tapped into for audio and visuals
True. It is a tracking device. I try to disarm all location instructions, but even so…
yes – even with cellular functions turned off I heard the phones can be tracked by the makers..
I have come to peace with it all (kind of like it is what it is) and do feel like there are more and more features being built into many smartphones as the regulations in this area begin to get tighter
For example, some iPhones now off the option of showing a “private ip address” and of course there is the vpn otin – but I think much of this should be standard and not optional
— have you seen the Netflix show called “The social dilemma”?
is is really good
Agreed. All I do is block certain apps tracking. And block all ad mails. As for the rest, one day legislators will force companies to ask permission.
Haven’t seen it. I think our youngest daughter has and recommended it highly. Thanks for the refresh. Will look it up. There is so little worth watching right now.
Cheers back and enjoyed our comment chatting this month! Feels nice to have been able to do that a bit more than our regular kind of checking in!
Hope you have a nice weekend
Yes, it has. I need to find a better solution to keep track with friends. Amongst all things I need to “prune” my reader. On the to-do list…
Oh my goodness I hear you on this aim! I am also trying to find the best way to stay in touch more regularly with some – especially hard if I take a month off so maybe we all have to find what works at different times
Let us each tell the other if we find the solution
Yes! Let’s do that for sure
And wishing you a nice ending to the month of June
A good start to the second half of 2021
Thank you. You too. 🙏🏻
All we have on walls are political slogans and moss! Great pix and artworks.
Slogans! Oh Dear. That is a plague. Along with politicians of the world…
Beautiful captures, I loved reading your explanation to Holly of how you took the photos. Very talented artists.
It was a nice challenge. We’ve been going to a different place a lot lately, so you get to see different artists and expressions… Very talented indeed. (I just got a new difficult mural last saturday. Yeah!) All well with you?
Yes thank you Brian, busy devising a musical project that I got arts council funding towards and preparing for a Scottish Opera tour that I’m about to start. It sounds like you’re keeping well and things are opening back up for you which is good to hear.
That’s great news. As for “opening up”, one has to move things for that, as you well know. There are other plans too. One very dear to my heart. I will let you know.
Again, compliments. very glad your prospects are opening. 👍🏻
Always amazed at how talented South American street artists are…you’ve captured the art well!
I’ve heard of drive by shootings, but I think you may have invented drive by photography, Brian. Great collection of street art, thanks.
LOL. A safer drive by. Cheers.
Cuernavaca is amazing!!! Had a really fun experience with Day of the Dead there – thanks for sharing all the murals we missed!
Some places in mexico are still very strong on that -and other – traditions. COVID has stopped a few things though.