Thursday, August 23, 2012

Street Art in Paris

I think these images and little vignettes made as big an impression on me as did Notre Dam, the Louvre and other major landmarks. Paris is a beautiful city.

Here are Jeff and Claire is the cafe of the Halle Saint Pierre, a museum dedicated to outsider artist. No pictures were allowed, so this is a sneaky image snapped with my phone.

Beautiful tile and cobblestone street everywhere.

Locks on the bridge over the Seine.

I love this mural and the continuing bits of blue in the street signs.

My family thought this was super funny!
(It's just a stencil painted on top of the No Entry sign to look like a person carrying a heavy object.) See it?

Of course this reminded me of Gerrie.

Love the contrast here of a portrait done with some kind of pencil and the tag done with spray paint.

Kitty chomping on a tulip!

At first, I was the only one in the family that saw this funny face .

Then Benjamin caught on.

Love in the scaffolding.

We saw many of these pixelated bits of street art made with tiles throughout Paris. Apparently they are by the famous street artist, Invader.

I keep meaning to watch Exit Through the Gift Shop, a documentary about street artist Banksy. Apparently, Invader is also included. If I'd watched it, I might have appreciated these little design more!

Did this start as a bit of street art? Or a advertising poster? I'm not sure, but it certainly is more interesting because of the layers that have been added or ripped away.
So many book carts!

Doesn't this say it all?


Kristin L said...

Great! I love clever street art. Benjamin is so funny trying to copy the droll look on the recycling bin's "face." Yes, you should watch Exit Through The Gift Shop. It's entertaining.

Gerrie said...

Tres cool! Love the chairs!!

Vivien Zepf said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing these pictures (and the food ones, too)!

Natalya Khorover Aikens said...

merci beaucoup! J'aime Paris!

Candied Fabrics said...

Oh, that tree mural is AWESOME! What a great quilt it would make!

Love that funny recycling face too!

Melly Testa said...

Great post. I love some good fun street art and in another country? Yeah!