“Don’t make my brown eyes blue”. Sopó, Colombia. 2021. (c)ourtesy my wife.
Looking for the Little Prince. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2022. (c)ourtesy Gini.
The Brontë sisters. Bogotá, Colombia.
“Somewhere under the rainbow….”. San Francisco, 2016.
“I feel a little pale today”. Paris. Artist: Poulain. Catherine Poulain is a French artist. I will look her work up more. She seems to have large murals somewhere… Look forward to finding more.
“Sponsored by Coca-Cola.” Mexico city. c.2021. That little Mom n’ pop store is typical of Mexico. Though many are slowly substituted by convenience stores… (Set up by Coke and Pepsi of course…)
Grace Kelly and Romy Schneider “grace” the walls of this small café in Bogotá, Colombia. The other two look familiar, but I can’t place them… Anyone can?
“Getting chilly.” Sopó, Colombia. (c)ourtesy my brother-in-law.
“You lookin’ at me?” Flea market at Saint-Ouen, Paris.
The jaguar and Coatlicue (right), Coatlicue means: “She who wears a snake skirt.” The Goddess is represented with a background of a “tzompantli”, a structure bearing the skulls of human sacrifices… Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2021. (Though come to think of it, it could be Quetzalcoatl, the Serpent God… 🤔 )
“Lady Jessica of the House of Atreides. Dune”. (Totally made that up. As the rest). One of several huge murals in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. Inti is a Chilean artist, born in Valparaiso in 1982. His work can be seen in half a dozen countries. Real title of this work is “La madre secular”. Which could be… The mother of all centuries? Or the secular mother… (Take a close look at her necklace…)
Traveller 31416, totally oblivious to the poster behind her, advertising a Banksy expo in Paris. (I went. Just fab.)
“Home sweet home.” Paris. (I wish)
“Om mani padme om.” Paris.
Captain and crew thank you for flying Equinoxio Airways. 🙏🏻
Last post of the year. Wish y’all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.
(May 2023 bring peace in Ukraine 🇺🇦)
128 thoughts on “Street. Art. Here. And. There.”
Another great collection for us! Thank you for sharing!
Avec plaisir cher ami. A bit of light and colours to shake the winter away.
Happy Holidays, all the best to the family, and Happy Birthday (forgot the exact date… again)! 🙂
Multumesc mon ami. You have a much better memory than I do. Yes. Close enough. 18th…
Merci encore. Stay safe…
You too. 🙂
Cool pictures Brian. I wish you and yours a merry Xmas and a happy new year. Fijne kerstdagen en een gelukkig nieuwjaar! Tot ziens!
Dankje wel Peter. I can even understand. Kerst. Xmas. and all the words. Maybe I will learn Dutch eventually. Likewise my friend: Joyeux Noël et bonne année to you and yours. The opportunity to take a short break. Enjoy… 🤗
What a wonderful selection, Brieuc!
Promis – je vais retourner en arrière pour aller voir les posts que j’ai manqués.
Merci ma grande. Prends ton temps. Il y a un peu de tout… Comment vont tes travaux? Ce sera fini pour Noël? 🎄
Tu es trop sweet. Oui, effectivement.
Il ne reste que la rampe à poser dans l’escalier. Des petits touch-ups, mais rien de majeur… Woo hoo!
Tant qu’il y aura des cerveaux illuminés et lumineux pour mettre de la couleur aux murs, fut-elle blanche ou noire.
Merci, Brieuc, et de belles fêtes à toi et aux tiens.
PS. Une affiche murale d’une exposition de Banksy, cela ressemble à un serpent qui se mord la queue !
C’est un peu pour ça que le “sreet art” m’enchante. Des “fous” ou des “folles” de génie peignent sur des murs. Des sujets qui n’appartiennent qu’à eux. Puis à nous. J’adore.
Ça donne un peu d’espoir.
Banksy? Ouais un peu. Mais l’expo était vraiment top. Un des gars de l’expo m’a dit qu’ils avaient eu des pochoirs originaux…
I’m particularly struck by the woman’s face next to the Coca-Cola signs.
That was very powerful. Found that in a street I’d never been to, and never will go back… It’s like a treasure hunt…
I can see that! Around here, what little street art we have is very pedestrian.
it’s all right. They try… 😉
Thank you. Glad you liked them. It is a testimony that art and creativity are very much alive and kicking, the world over. 🙏🏻
Hi. I live near Philadelphia, where there are 2,000 or more outdoor murals. Most of them are courtesy of a quasi-governmental agency. You’d love them. See ya!
Nice to know. I spent only one night and a day in Philly a few years back. Business meeting in the heart of Decembert. A tad cold… LOL. I am thinking of changing my usual Europe summer destination for the US and Canada. Chicago would be on my list… Might include Philly then. I only know the East, West and South (And DC) in the US. Nothing North or midwest… Thanks.
Great murals as always! Public art is so enjoyable. Have you seen my article on raising money to benefit Ukranians from a few days ago?
It is. I see it as Art bursting back to live on every wall…
Haven’t seen your article. yet. I gave to Central Kitchen again. I was thinking of giving a third time. But I’ll hop right over…
Ahorita nos vemos… 😉
Yes, and art more democratically generated, seen by a larger audience free of charge. 🙂 Gracias.
Indeed. Though in some cases, it is funded by local city hall. Which is good because it gives the artists some income…
Gracias a tí.
Ha Banksy, J’adore ! 🙂
(Ce ne serait pas Natalie Wood à coté de Grace Kelly ?)
Bonnes fêtes de fin d’année Brieuc
Qui n’aime pas Banksy? Il est génial.
Nathalie Wood? Hmmm. C’est possible. Bien que je ne l’aie jamais “vue” avec les cheveux courts. Ava Gardner? Je vais faire une recherche.
Toi aussi Mélie. Bonnes fêtes. Joyeux Noël et bonne année. En espérant que 2023 soit meilleur que 2022… Biz.
Biz et bonnes vacances 🙂
Merci. Toi aussi. Vas-tu prendre quelques jours de break?
Oui, je pars passer quelques jours à la montagne. Le ski, comme la moto, est un bon moyen pour décapsuler 🙂
J’ai remarqué que tu aimes la montagne. C’est bien. C’est très beau. Parfait pour décapsuler. (Les bouteilles?)
Bonne neige. ❄️
Re- belles fêtes de fin d’année
I enjoyed seeing this collection. It was hard to pick a favorite so I
picked them all. 😊
LOL. I agree. That’s why I posted them all… 😉
So beautiful & such talent! Merry Christmas Happy Holidays 👼🎅🤶🦌⛪🌟🔥🎄🎁
Yes, that talent gives me hope. Joyeux Christmas and Bonne new year too Cindy. many good things to you…🎄 🤗
Another fine gallery. I wish I knew the owner of that lovely B/W profile. Happy Christmas to you, too
Thank you Derrick. You mean Romy Schneider? Or the unknown lady in black to the left?
It must be Romy Schneider
Romy Schneider is on the right. Grace Kelly is above. The one below Grace K. is the one I can’t place…
She posed for Richard Avedon… A good name in photography.
Well, well, I applied Gilles Labruyère’s image search technique. That lady with the black short hair is Dovima, aka Dorothy Virginia Markagaret Juba, an American model of the 50’s. 👀
Fabulous and you went to Banksy’s show? Tell us about it…please. Great post, lots of wonderful street art from all over.
Thank you. Yes I did. Lemme find the post…
Excellent, I’ll look at them right away. Thank you.
I actually did three posts!
Excellent, I’ll look at them right away. Thank you.
Fabulous. Apparently I did see them before, but what a treat. Thank you so much for that and how wonderful that you were in Paris and got to see the work in person.
‘Happens to me too. But it’s always nice to reread some posts. And yes, that was a fabulous opportunity. Most of his work gathered in one place. And very well put. 👍🏻
You curated many wonderful pieces of street art, which I love, and this is no less. Banksy – I felt hope when he appeared, that there was a voice.
Thank you Paul.
Curated. That’s funny, Others have used that word about some of my posts. (I long fancied becoming a museum “conservateur”. The word we used for “curator”. The Louvre would have suited me just fine… LOL
And yes, Banksy is a voice… We’re gonna need a few more…
(Where have all the flowers gone?)
Where indeed. Yes, when I visit your site it is a wonderment of galleried street art, among many things.
Much obliged and honoured Sir. (Bowing my head…)
And returned too 🙂
Wonderful streetart and well though of captions … 😉
I always thought that Grace Kelly’s competition in “High Noon”, Katy Jurado, was much more beautiful than her.
Interesting. One was the typical blonde, the other was the Latina character… (A great movie)
Yes, but what a Latina character …
A strong personality. She came back to Mexico at the end of the 60’s. Home.
Wonderful street art Brian. Don’t know how I missed this! Have a merry Christmas 🎄🎁
Just got out.
Merry Christmas. And a Happy new Year. May your knee recover fully so can Rock&Roll again… 🎄 💐
The knee is top notch now 😊. Have a wonderful peaceful joyful holiday🎄
An interesting selection of street art. The one from the flea market in Paris is quite scary looking.
Dankie Robbie. That one? There are much worse here in Mexico. Used to it…
It is bad, just dark 😊. Wishing you a Merry Christmas 💚🎄
Sorry. I hope it has not “affected” you.
Nope, I like dark💖
Haha! Good. There are some dark stories coming…
Beautiful art. Nice to learn more about the world and seeing it through your eyes – it looks even better. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Always a pleasure to share with you Terveen… 🤗
Some great art here, thanks for sharing
Pleasure. La rue sera le renouveau. (J’espère) 😉
Beautiful artistic journey! Thanks for the flight Captain and Crew 😀.
Thank you. Merci. Gracias… 🙏🏻
This is such an amazing post. I very much enjoy how street art can tell a story of the city in vivid colour, from playful murals to cultural celebrations and powerful political pieces. Thanks for sharing and have a good day xx
Yes, street art is a very powerful means of expression… Merry Christmas to you and yours… 🎄 🤗
Some GREAT art in this post.
Thank you, Brian!
I thought you might appreciate? 😉
Take care Resa.
It’s great! You come up with some fab street art.
Coming from the expert? I am honoured. Hugs.
HUGS! You are quite the expert, as well!
LOL. I learned for the best: you.
Buone Feste 🙂
Anche tu. 🙏🏻🤗
Wonderful street art post, thank you, Brian!
Not sure how I missed this one as WP lost my notification…again.
Hope you have a wonderful festive season and a fantastic 2023 – see you back here next year! 🙂
There seems to be a cabale against us. Greetings from Acapulco…
I had just mentioned to you about wanting to visit Patagonia, and both Colombia/Ecuador are on my list as well… so your photos of the street art in Bogotá were even more inspirational than usual. My goal is to travel to these places within the next three years – and it seems now, wherever I go, I now seek out street art, so I have you to thank for this. Cheers to a great New Year’s Eve… 🥂
Colombia is worth a trip. Don’t know Ecuador but I understand Quito is fab too.
Street art? LOL. The culprit is another – Brit – blogger who changed my views about it a while back.
We’re in Acapulco now. Just seen a lot of great art on the way to the house we rented… Coming up soon…
Cheers back to you. 🥂
Brian, meu amigo e irmão, paz e harmonia e saúde e continue sempre sendo o que você é: um ser humano amigo e criativo. Um grande abraço.
Igualmente. Mai que tudo mis desejos de saúde. No fim do día é uma das poucas coisas que merecem a pena.
Um grande abraço.
I love the mural from San Francisco–especially the side with the characters in a boat. Regarding the photos of movie stars, the woman dressed like a veiled gypsy looks like a young Liz Taylor. Nice skull pearls on Lady Jessica. Thanks for another fun line-up.
That mural was quite nice. It was a series of three. The third I published quite a while ago.
The veiled gipsy is a Spanish actress called Maribel Verdu. The short haired lady below is an American model of the 50’s called Dovima…
Glad you liked it Carol.
All well I hope?
Great post, Brian.
I believe the woman in the veil is Inma Cuesta… in character for the film “Blancanieves”.
The other is Dovima, an American super model.
Thank you, and be well!
Very close. The woman in the veil is Maribel Verdú, a Spanish actress. (I’ve begun to apply a fellow French blogger’s technique of Image search. And it works.)
Dovima it is. Compliments. (I’d searched her image too. had never heard of her though she was a celebrity then.)
Such elegance. Though I am a child of the 50’s and obviously 60’s, I sometimes long for the elegance of the 50’s… Most politicians in France have thrown their ties away. I’ll turn my passport in when Macron does that. 😉
You too dear. 🤗
Maribel it is!
Oh I long, too! I’m more a child of the 60’s & 70’s.
I like ties. I made a gown out of them years ago. https://artgowns.com/2015/08/02/cecilia-lionheart/
I was born in the 50’s, but obviously I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s. I was ten in ’63. 15 in ’68. I remember vividly the quest for freedom. The explosion of music… Ties? It was a father thing, but I started wearing them for work. And grew to like them.
Hopping to your ties gown,
HOP you like it!!!
I did. I particularly liked the detail of “unfolding” the ties. Not sure what the term you used was. Only a pro would think of that. 👍🏻
Just opened them up and ironed them! ✂️
Very smart. Which also shows how differently you may see things. I see a tie, it’s a ties. Width, fabric, motif. Period. You see a tie, or any other piece of fabric you can project it into something else. Cool.
It’s a paint box, of sorts!
Yes. Because you know how to arrange it… Again I am impressed. Have a great Sunday Resa. 🤗
You too! 🤗
I love this so much
Thank you. Much obliged.
You’re welcome 🙂
Ui, it’s been a while! Fantastic stuff, as always 🙂 Hope you’re well
Hallooo! Wie get’s? Did I wish you a Happy New Year? (I think not) So best wishes.
All well, viel dank. You too I hope.
Glad you liked the post…
Hey, no but neither did I 🙂 So all the best for the new year ahead! Is Berlin on the itenrary this year?
I wish, but I’m not even sure we’ll go to Europe this year. I have been a bit fed up last summer. We may stick to the US and Canada… You? Any plans?
Well, that gives me yet another year to work on my Berlin travel post … We only planned a week at the Baltic Sea so far. Why venture far, when it’s 30+ degrees here?
You are very practical. 😉 Baltic beaches in the summer should now be warm… LOL. (And you don’t have to fly hours) 👍🏻
I like the blond lady in front of the Banksy. It looks very punk. Also the hearts on the Paris wall look like Bansky too. I wonder is he still putting art out there? I haven’t heard much from him in a while.
I hear he has put up a couple of artworks in Ukraine. But not confirmed. He might actually do the stencil and send it to someone… He is a mysterious fellow…
Very fascinating. I wonder if we will ever know his identity.
Probably. some day. It is probably a collective.
There is a lot of talent everywhere…
Yes! I love street art!
Good. Me too…