Maya street art

Before all the current mess, we spent Xmas and New year in Akumal (The place of the turtles) in Yucat谩n, near Tulum. A particular bridge caught my eye. Most certainly commissioned by City Hall (Some politicos may have more sense than others) it was quite a display. Above, Don Cactus and Do帽a Watermelon. “Copy paste”.…

Street art new and old

When we bought the new house in the South of Mexico city, in the Tlalpan neighbourhood, there was a house nearby, entirely painted with “street art”. Motifs inspired from pre-Colombian lore. Here’s how it looked from left to right. The central figure was a red-hair tree-woman (goddess?) The scroll coming out of her mouth was…

Street art. Come on! Again?

Konny. Paris, 2013. No more landlord arson. San Francisco. 2016. Butte-aux-cailles. Paris. 2018. Klim, I gather? Liverpool. Or is Berlin? (Mexico city. 2019) I told you a hundred times, stop picking your nose. Butte-aux-cailles, Paris. Zabou. Near Mission St, San Francisco, 2016. Overtagged, alas. “Let’s go urgently to the House of buttons. In Polanco! Jules…

A bridge in Yucat谩n. Street art

Under the light of the Jelly fish. Akumal bridge, Yucat谩n, Mexico. Mirror, mirror, who’s the greenest? La taverna, Akumal beach. (Very recommendable place to eat in Akumal) Guardian of the Bridge. Akumal. No fear. Bernard l’hermite. (Bernard the Hermit…) (See your local Kikipedia for exact translation) Stay in the queue. My hair is a mess!…

Street art Paris.

La butte aux cailles, literally, the partridge hill, is a neighbourhood in the southwest of Paris. It was a blue collar neighbourhood in the 19th century, and still retains many of the cute old, 18-19th century buildings. Wouldn’t mind buying a flat there. 馃檪 It has become a haven for street art in Paris in…

Street art somewhere

American History. Guarani art, Asunci贸n, Paraguay. Look at life through pink glasses. Mexico city. Putin was here. Or was it Kilroy? Mexico. Guarani eyes, Asunci贸n. Gimme your hand. Asunci贸n. Fly, little bird, fly. Asunci贸n. Imperialism shall prevail. Mexico. “Alas, poor Yorrick. I knew him well, Horatio. A fellow of infinite jest, of excellent fancy.” (Hamlet).…

Platform 36 reloaded

The train was late at Gare du Nord. My Lord Buddha was waiting on Platform 36. Patiently. The train led to nowhere, which was fine. Om mane padme… (Artist: WCA) “Unknown traveler” by BToy. (The titles were not given by the Authority. I’m just making them up.) 馃槈 “I‘ve been waiting for this train for…

Railroad (street) art. Gare du Nord

In 2015, the Northern station (Gare du Nord) of Paris commissioned 16 artists to decorate platform 36. We usually take platform 35 to visit old friends outside Paris. Generally arriving at the very last minute to catch the – almost -departing train. So I grab a painting or two from a distance and run. On…