The Band Played On

Although this mural s only 2 months old, it has been fouled with throw-ups.

Fortunately the t-ups are along the bottom, & I was still able to capture the best parts.

I’m working this mural right to left.

Below is a Pano shot, which shows some of the damage at the bottom. Any further back, and trees get in the way.

Pics taken by Resa – August 22, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The artists: Jieun, Giova & Pablo West

Although somewhat obscured by trees, below is a far shot that shows the full extent of the fouling


68 thoughts on “The Band Played On

    1. TY, dear Aq, yes, bit by bit the eye is progressing. That was behind why I went out to shoot 2 murals I had seen previously. They are close to home.. What a crazy experience! The fact that I wound up with this post was teaching.
      Too, much for a comment. Will write.
      Much love – One Eyed Pete …. er Resa … 1 eyed Resa XOXO

  1. Timothy Price

    The mural is beautiful. What really bothers me about most fouling, as you call it (good word for it BTW) is, like selfies, it looks very much the same no matter where it’s done. Not only does it mess up nice artwork and architecture, it’s tiresome.

    1. I completely agree! It is tiresome. Also, I recognize a couple throw-ups are the same as 5 years ago. There must be a disease…infantiresomalisis..

  2. Hyperion

    That is some serious artwork, gorgeous. It’s a shame some can’t find the respect to let it stand unmolested. Thank you for sharing this with us!

    1. Yes, it probably is perfect for Miami, but I’m so happy it’s here! It takes too, long to walk to Miami. Hmm, although, there’s probably a lot of murals along the way. πŸ˜€

  3. What’s with the one eye ? I hope that you are okay dear Resa. Anyway, the band is playing “ooompa, ooompa, stick it up your jooompa”. Big hug from all of us xoxoxo ❀

    1. Hahaha! It stick it up… oh, never mind! πŸ˜€ Big hugs to all in Graz, extra love to Natascha! Will send you all a mail soon, and eye will explain. πŸ˜€ xoxoxo ❀

          1. One Wing Polly be flyin’ in circles. The crew be head-spinning, dizzy and drunk. No change there then ! β›΅πŸ€­πŸ’“ xoxoxo 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

                  1. Possibly, but maybe he dug a hole through to China? Anyway, he cost me a lot of $$$, and what am I supposed to do with 2 kilos of Parrot food?
                    Also, as I am a fashionista, I just cannot go outside and let people see me with this eyepatch and no Parrot!!!! xoxoxo

  4. Great artistry, Resa; and so recent.. πŸ™‚
    Hope your eye isn’t giving too much trouble.. My goodness; you’ll be able to see these ‘beauties’ ever so much more clearly.. πŸ™‚

    1. This mural is a beauty.
      Eye will see much better, in time, not too, much time I hope. There’s a lot of new art out there, and I’m chomping at the bit to get at it. πŸ˜€ The crazy thing is that it has been hot as Hades and as humid as the Amazon basin this summer. It has not been walking weather. Seems like fall and early winter are the best seasons here now. πŸ˜€ xoxoxo

      1. I know what you mean by the changing weather, Resa. Our Spring started during July (winter for us). It has returned to a ‘colder snap’ for a week or so, however, more warmer weather than usual is on its way.
        Do you remember the Aussie saying, “rug-up”… Not applicable for either of us, at the moment… hahaaaaa… πŸ™‚

  5. This is beautiful art. So vivid and energetic. I am reminded of Jamaica snd reggae bands , Bob Marley and the beautiful lady Ruth the flower in her hair. No Woman No Cry, thank you firbthe great shots of this lovely wall Resa! Sending hugs and love πŸ’—

    1. I’m very happy with how the phots of this came out – especially due to -One – Eyed Pete.
      I adore your connection of this mural to Reggae, especially Bob Marley. It’s wonderful! ❀

  6. What a vibrant and glorious piece. Love that term “throw up” because it so is a fouling of a piece of art and the perfect term.. Why oh why would someone feel the need to put their shit on someone’s art like this? It’s not just childish, it’s rude…

    1. I agree! I met a graf artist sevral years ago. I asked him what those Bubble looking tags that fouled nice art were all about. He said they were called “throw-ups”.
      I replied, “ah, because they look like puke.”
      He didn’t know what to say. He’d never thought of it like that, but we do! LOL

  7. Oh Resa – this is a remarkable mural – music, vibrant colours, and bold placement. What I find most remarkable about public art, murals, artists – courage! Courage to put their creative talent to work for all of us. Courage to place their artwork in areas that risk damage. Courage to continue creating. We can learn much from artists. An artist’s message reaches us and inspires us to embrace courage.

    1. Yes, you’re right! They are courageous. It’s not just the vandals, but wind, sun, rain and the changing of he seasons. Some of the older works that have been left alone, are crumbling away with the brick, or rotting with the wood. It is a very ephemeral art form. It says a lot, and I’ve met enough street artists at this point to know they are very excited, even proud of what they do. They are rock stars , in a way.

  8. Ah so very good! I can hear the music.
    I didn’t meet that lady from Canada as I had three more events to attend 😦 After I am back from my trip I will give a full account about the Waterford Walls festival. There were about 40 artists in town, most of them Irish.
    So sorry about your eye. Sending best wishes and hope you feel better very soon xx

  9. Nice one, and shame that some people leave their ‘marks’ on it, some murals in Montreal , were defaced and in some case the artists have repair or redone them, some kind of war going on…:)

    I have missed that one, you had something to an eye ? glad it is well now, so take care of your eye, art and everything else…:)

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