Graveyard street (art)

Moonwalk”. (See Marcel Marceau). Tepoztlán, Mexico. 2020

Corn is God. Tepoztlán. And the house gets painted for free.

“The history of France must be deconstructed.” Emmanuel Macron, President of France. Authentic. I wonder whether the President of a country is entitled to deconstruct. Shouldn’t he or she build or re-build the country? Or am I missing something? (The art is in Mexico city. Just reminded me of Macron)

Deconstructed bird. Mexico city.

Frankenstein deconstructed. Mexico city.

Leave us alone”. Tepoztlan. Now some things do need to be “deconstructed”. Violence against women, for instance.

The rabbit said to the fox: “There’s something squirrely about that frog.” The fox said to the Rabbit: “You know Frogs.” (Tepoztlan, Mexico)

Chinelo dancer “under construction”. “Tepoz.”

Dragon Airways. Previously Goldfish Airways. They did a market research and changed the name. When you can’t change the product or the strategy, change the name. Works great for political parties too. (That wall is in… Cuernavaca, I believe, a hour away from the big city of Mexico)

Axolotl. (Water Monster in Nahuátl). An amphibian salamander unique to Mexico. (Shotgun shot on the highway.) (Deconstructed photography)

“Stop delinquency.” (Mexico) (And elsewhere)

Red eagle. Ocotepec, Mexico.

Hairdresser, Ahuehuetitla Street. Cuernavaca. Lovely lines. Only a dozen strokes, et voilà.

Puzzled”. Cuernavaca. Mexico.

Graveyard under reconstruction, Cuernavaca.

Thank you for riding Equinoxio’s graveyard train. Stay safe.

101 thoughts on “Graveyard street (art)

  1. A good mix of street art! It was good to listen to Creedence, too. I’ve not been a fan of deconstructionism since I was introduced to it/brow-beaten to accept it as a literary theory in grad school.

    • Do you did get stuck with it? I was fortunate to finish Grad school before the sh.. hit the fan. Derrida, Foucauld et al did what Picasso, Braque and Pollock did to art, i.e. destroy it. And it took 70 years to see art re-emerge (Street art?)
      You can write the following equation:
      ‘Deconstruction’ minus ‘con’ = ‘Destruction’…

      • Exactly. It was just the one lit seminar where it was really bad. I did pose the impertinent question: if your argument in this journal article is that all literature and its concomitant criticsim can be deconstructed into meaninglessness, why should I read your article? It’s meaningless.

      • Impertinent… My, my… We should have gone to grad school together, it would have been fun. (Some teachers feared the moment I raised my hand for a question… Eyes rolling, what’s he gonna come up with now?)

      • LOL. “Why are we here?”. That is the best question I’ve ever heard.
        Maybe that’s why I put up my own company. I called the meetings. As little as possible. 😉

      • I think they have. Most certainly. Part of the Child King education… Never say no… People are so self-centered the world over now… leads to narcissism and hubris. What else is P*tin’s – unnamed – war on Ukraine but a huge show of Narcissism? With thousands of deaths.

      • Indeed. For the ancient Greeks it was a crime. It all has to do with Hannah Arendt’s analyisis that every human being has to reinvent the world from the day s/he is born. There lies the importance of education: “Hey. Don’t go that way. Been tried before. Ain’t working…” 😉
        But another aspect, not mentioned by Arendt is that humans don’t really listen… 🤣

  2. Great pics as always. My son wanted one of those Axolotls (sp) when he was growing up. I got him a salamander and he was not at all fooled.

  3. Once again I realise I know nothing about Mexico. The languages, apart from Spanish of course, the symbols, the history, the stories. I really have to start reading. I love the murals. They seem to be a mixture of humor and seriousness, death never being far away. Would you consider the Mexicans a light hearted people? Somehow I think they are not. Tot ziens, Brian.

    • Lots of things to learn about Mexico.
      You are right about humour. It is a culture that likes fun and parties. perhaps because they realize that Death is never far away. Now light hearted? yes and no. Tragedy is never very far, but I would they’re a resilient people… And fun and partying is a way to bounce back up.
      Tot ziens Peter,

    • Thank you Henry. I see you are into comics, more the American Way. I’m more into the Franco-Belgian school. But that’s all right. Just different art styles… Cheers.

  4. Tu parles de Picasso dans une de tes réponses . C ‘ est certain que certains de ces peintures murales font penser à Picasso .
    Mais non seulement. J’ai admiré la richesse et la diversité de ces oeuvres . Merci de nous les faire connaître.

    • Picasso a à la fois tout cassé et tout ouvert…
      Mais pour moi le “prix street” est justement le renouveau de l’art…
      Bonne semaine, Michel.

  5. Wonderful selection and particularlyl love your captions.
    The discussion between you and Liz was a hoot.
    Toujours un plaisir faire un tour par chez vous!

  6. This post has me wondering if Street Art has always been so widespread? There is so much beauty with it, and I especially like the cultural aspect of the pieces you have there. Stunning. My favorite is the “Corn is God. Tepoztlán” ~ beautiful and I do like your thought process where the house gets painted for free 🙂 Not just a paint job, but something to admire every day going and coming back to home…that would be great. The most interesting of your photos, though, is the “Stop delinquency” photo ~ is it really aimed at street art? Or is it art itself?!? 🙂

    • It is a “recent” phenomenon. ten years maybe? Exploding in the past 5-6 years… A unique channel of communication. Not just a re-birth of art – in my opinion – but also telling us something new… Not sure what it is yet…

    • Stop delinquency… Not meant as art, but ends up as art. And the street becomes the new medium. Loosely thinking of MacLuhan… (Do I sound pompous?) 😉 (Pray tell if such is the case…)
      Be good Dalo. Always a pleasure to chat with you…

      • Pray tell 🙂 I do think the streets have long been a medium for expression, but as you say just recently a wave of expression in the mode of street art is being universally loved and relatable. That is pretty cool ~ and you seem to have a knack at finding expressive pieces 🙂

      • It is a wave. Quite true… 👍🏻
        Knack? Just luck. (Got a few nice pieces in the past few days as we took our friends around…)
        Take care.

  7. A fabulous collection, Brian. That third image is something I had forgotten entirely, an animated cartoon that was around in the 1990s called Beavis and Butthead. I can’t believe that it would appear on a wall in Mexico!
    Hope all’s well with you?

  8. I have to admit you made my day exhibiting the mural of Beavis 😄 I used to love watching this show! Of course, I used to have to sneak and watch it before my mother entered my room lol…my fav mural in this photo!

  9. I really like this street art, Brian. I was not surprised to see Resa and you are friends. I really enjoy her street art too and I must take some pictures of our local art. There isn’t that much but some of it is lovely.

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