Blown Away

This alley has been painted over, except for a wee piece of the guy in the chair.

Lol, this guy, in his chair with wind blowing his hair, makes me think of Lonely Author

Love the part face in his tie/scarf that’s blowing in the wind.

There’s more that’s new.

There’s a kind of Mondrian-esque grid work with partial coloured faces and B&W faces.

It’s kind of Boho & sophisticated at the same time.

The other side of the alley has new writing…fresh and gorgeous. Below, I attempted to capture the alley in full.

Pics taken by Resa – August 31, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artists: Not sure. If you can read the writings, that’s the artists

As for the rest: I found this left of theMondrian-esque  bit.

This was a thrilling find!


58 thoughts on “Blown Away

  1. Okay, one of my favorites now. Love the guy in the chair and the group of b&w faces, with inserts of color. Very cool images and you did a great job showing the whole alley. So cool. I’ll reblog it so more people can enjoy it. 🙂 ❤

    1. It’s a fun alley. There’s lots of variety in a short 1/4 block. It’s still fresh and unspoiled. However, it’s in the worst area of the city for tagging. YAY! I got it fresh and unspoiled! 🙂 ❤

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        1. I’m so over feeling inadequate! I’ve stopped wearing make-up unless I dress up. Then it’s for me. Even then it’s minimal. I’m going to watch the docu on Ruth Bader Ginsberg tonight, and get my empowerment into high drive.
          EF, at least we have the right to vote.

  3. Timothy Price

    The image of the man in the chair is based on Steigman’s “Blown Away”, which I believe was used by Maxell Tape or Bose or one of those audio companies back around 1980 for advertisements. I love the untagged graphics.

    1. I had to Google Steigman. I remember the ad, but didn’t know about Steigman. The only other pic I can find of his work is a Porsche Targa. There must be more! Anyway, I adore the adaptation in street art, especially with all the other stuff going on in the alley. Hopefully the graphics will stay untagged! Time will tell.

    1. Although I do remember the ad, I didn’t know who Pete Murphy is. I went to his website & listened to some of his songs. I don’t know them, but there could be one in his long list. I watched the ad! TY for the link, Mr. C! 😀

  4. Very cool find. I also recognised the guy in the chair from some ad. Never knew it was Pete Murphy from Bauhaus though and forgot it was Maxell. Well played the posters above. What a cool reimagining of it in the alley. I like the other artworks too, kind of a goth/industrial/new wave type of alley.

    1. Ah yes, the bad boy is gorgeous! If I knew who the artist is, I would make the suggestion that he be recreated on a Harley, or… on a rock concert stage with the BIG FAN blowing. 🏍 😀 😜

  5. There have a gazillion interruptions since we chatted. Loved the dude in the chair. The details to make it seem as if he is zooming around in his chair is so perfect. Then, you mention me. Lol

    Those are thoughts racing through my head and hair. Thanks so much for the mention. He does kind of remind me of me. Lol

    1. Interruptions can be a good thing, in the sense that one thing leads to another.
      I like the zooming around in the chair idea. Holly HOH thinks he should be on a motorcycle. He’s fab enough, for sure.
      Well, he does make me think of you, and the way he’s surrounded by all the art, yet removed, isolated at one end, gives it that Lonely feel, in spite of all the movement and action.

      1. I agree with Holly. And a poet as wonderful as her knows what she is saying. He gave me that motorcycle feel in that chair.

        Your last paragraph made me smile and gave me a chill. I think of myself in that way sometimes. So isolated, yet surrounded by all of this great art in poetry in Blog World.

        Thank you so much for the mention. And I really loved this one.

  6. Here’s a hats off for the photography. It’s amazing how you find so much beauty on the walls of Toronto, but you photograph it and present it so well. Cheers, Resa!

    1. Thank you, Bumba! Yeah, we got lots of street art here, for sure. I enjoy seeing it in real life. When I photograph it, I see more of it, and better. Also, I enjoy making presentations, so you guys can get a fuller feel. Cheers!

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