Phlegm in Toronto

How cool is this?

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Artist: Phlegm

On a skyscraper near St. Clair and Yonge is …

Artist: Phleghm
Artist: Phlegm

… an 8 story tall piece by the internationally renown U.K. artist, Phlegm.

Artist: Phlegm
Artist: Phlegm

I had to walk a half block past the building it is painted on, marauder my way through a corporate towers’ garden & mud to find a spot where I could capture this masterpiece.

Artist: Phlegm
Artist: Phlegm

I shot fast, as I figured I might be asked to leave the private property.

Artist: Phlegm
Artist: Phlegm

This is the only real vantage point for amateur photographers, and therefore tourists to capture this wonder. So, I think whatever corporation owns the property should build a walkway for us. It’s just a thought.

Artist: Phlegm
Artist: Phlegm

Pics taken by Resa – January 24, 2017

Toronto, Canada

Artist: Phlegm
Artist: Phlegm

47 thoughts on “Phlegm in Toronto

  1. This is an amazing art, Resa. At first sight it looks a bit dull but certainly not by a closer look. On the contrary!! The gardens of Babylon ? 🙂
    Greetings ❤ ❤ ❤
    Hanna

    1. As most Street Art is colorful, the monotones actually make you take another look, and when you do…..wow!
      Gardens of Babylon, perhaps in some historical sense, but it’s the Garden of Toronto. I see the CN Tower. ❤ ❤ ❤

  2. Wow, Resa, this is really cool.. Well done on getting the best vantage spot. Hope your suggestion is taken!
    I couldn’t help but think it (the incredibly detailed creation) was leaning back so as to get a much needed massage by the branches of the tree!
    Gave me a laugh! 🙂
    xoxoxo

    1. I was thinking of you & wishing you were helping me trod through the garden..There are also some brush branches wishing you were there. 😀 😀

  3. You’ve captured some great images of a mural that is really hard to photograph. It is difficult to get a scale of the mural but as you know it is huge! I’m impressed that you made such an intrepid effort to get the shots. I hope you feel suitably rewarded not only for the pictures but also spending a bit of time with one of Phlegms murals.

    There is a great short video clip on his instagram page of him painting it and as the video zooms out you really get an idea of the size of the painting. Here is a link to the video although I don’t know how links to instagram work?

    Notice how in the video the access platform he is on is swaying! When I last saw him I chatted to him this mural. He said it took two people to operate the platform so he had to have someone with him. However, every couple of days he had to find a new person to volunteer because the movement of the swaying platform made them ill. The mural was a mammoth undertaking and a real physical challenge. He also had to take motion sickness tablets to overcome the effects of the moving platform. He appears fearless and will tackle paintings on a scale that most of us couldn’t begin to contemplate! It must be a huge mental challenge to face a blank eight story wall knowing it is your canvas!

    Its a real shame you didn’t get to meet him while he was painting in Toronto. I’m sure you would have enjoyed talking to him about his work and you might have been able to signpost him to some other local murals.
    His instagram site tends to be where he posts his latest works and it is well worth following. I am a huge fan of his artwork. I have some of his early hand made comics and his book and whether on paper or on the side of an eight storey building his work is simply wonderful. I know that on the Toronto mural he has included local landmark buildings in the painting. He is very good at responding to the location of his work.

    Keep up the good work
    Best wishes
    Mr C 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for this fab comment! 😀
      Thank you for complimenting my capturing of this masterpiece. I’m a 100% amateur photographer, but within that realm, I have learned something about capturing a mural or piece of street art.
      Certainly, I would have loved to have met Phlegm. I had no idea about this mural, mostly because I had been working in Ottawa from April until the middle of July.
      I was educated about him because of your blog, and your love for his work. I thought of you immediately when I realized we had a Phlegm in Toronto. Then I triple thought of you when I laid my eyes on it.
      It is a joy to behold, and you are right, it was a wonder to be there and spend some time with what Phlegm left for us here in Toronto.
      Thanks for the vid clip! I got dizzy just watching it, and it really drives home what a feat this mural is.
      I’m not active on Instagram, but I have an account, so I will check out his site.
      I’m so happy you came to see this post!
      Best Wishes back at ya!
      Resa 😀

    1. It’s a visual Symphony! I’m so thrilled I got to see it in person. I go up that way 2 or 3 times a year, and I plan to stop for a visit every time. xxxxxxx 😀

    1. Dear Aquileana, I quite adore Mr. Escher’s work. I’m going to check out his site! 😀 Love to you… & hugs!!! ❤ 😀

      Mr. Cafe, I am definitely checking out the Ibiza mural. How exciting! 😀

    1. Yes, it s always a lot of fun and adventure to find a new piece of Street Art!
      Sol will have a fitting with her wedding gown on Friday. I will send you a pic! xoxo {{hugs}}

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