Thursday, July 15, 2010

Art on the Street



A small windowless building at Ashby and Telegraph in Berkeley serves as an outdoor gallery wall for these sophisticated pieces of street art- the inside of the building may be where it is made, it does have doors. The bison/bomber is by Jesse Hazelip, I'm not sure about the others. Ooh, , here's some more on tattooed city.

16 comments:

Poet in Residence said...

I'm always concerned about the environmental aspect of all this graffiti. It seems, from what I've observed, that countless cans of spray paint are required. God know what dangerous chemicals are being sprayed into the atmosphere. I hope the artists at least wear protective masks.

Charles Gramlich said...

That top one is very neat. Love the colors and how it seems to transform.

ArtSparker said...

PR- No spray paint involved, this is all silkscreened on to paper and applied with wheat paste.

ArtSparker said...

PR- Oh, except for the #6, that was done with a stencil.

Poet in Residence said...

thanks for the explanation
:)
gwilym

ger said...

Wow... - is the guy in the 3. picture the one who on TV had to run away all the time (here the series was called Der Mann mit dem Koffer)...

ArtSparker said...

Yes, Heike, those are Patrick McGoohan's distinctive deepset eyes you see in the stencil.

Jasmine said...

Such frenetic energy emerging from these grafitti images. Misleading to the eye too. I love them.

Totalfeckineejit said...

These are very good.I likes them, particularly the method deployed.The Bison Bomber is my fave.
I guess this is street art as opposed to graffiti that I am ambivalent about as good stuff is rare and most is just a feckin mess and they should practice at home on their bedroom wall till they get the hang of it.

Iam not a name I am a number... 365

Eva said...

Admirable! -- Over here, we had two victims who sacrificed their lives for art. They were spraying train waggons, when one of them was killed by a train, the other was injured and died hours later. A very sad event.

Shayna Prentice said...

So many wonders to see - one day I must visit. xo!

ma grande folle de soeur said...

I like this.

Rick said...

The bison/bomber rocks.

grrl + dog said...

love this..

hope it stays and grows..

Cobalt Violet said...

Always exciting to run into this outdoor "graffiti" art. There are two Bansky's at the gas station I go to but the owner finally covered them to protect them. :(

Titus said...

Ooh. The Prisoner (original) for me please.