Steve McQueen – Bullitt

Okay, I’ve always had  crush on Steve McQueen.

I cut this artist some slack, as he painted this on seriously rough stucco wall. Below is the poster the painting is a rendition of. There are many Bullitt posters, but I didn’t see the exact one the artist painted.

You can buy various size repros of the poster, starting at $25.00. However, I saw an original (1968 – mint condition) theatre size poster for sale in the U.K. £4,500.00.

MANY say the car chase in Bullitt is the greatest car chase ever filmed. I agree. It’s real. No CGI! Steve McQueen was credited with the driving during the chase sequence. Actually it was shared with Bud Ekins, one of Hollywood’s best stunt drivers.

The chase kicks in at 3 minutes, but dial it back to the beginning for the full effect of this 10 minute masterpiece.

In 2020, the green Mustang sold at auction for 3.4 million dollars.

Pics taken by Resa – October, 2012

Winnipeg, Canada

The Artist:

Chris R. Easton

Beauty in Blue

I quite like this blue face. 

I found it in a laneway that had been converted into a restaurant’s patio.

Pics taken by Resa – September 14, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The artist: One of those names below. It is from a long wall, and many artists painted on it.

Apologies for certain ill alignments. This art was small and right off the sidewalk.

The Gen Z Collective

Look who I found on a wall!

It’s Greta Thunberg, the most famous Gen Z person in the world. In the upper left is the word CURAE. It is Latin for “Take Care”.

Gen Z has a lot to say, and my long time friend, Elizabeth Gracen is providing them a platform to say it all.

Elizabeth, founder of Flapper Films and Flapper Press says in her introduction to the project, “I would create a platform so that they could upload their own videos to the project. The films would stream on Instagram and a YouTube Channel for those little screens they are all obsessed with.”

Is there a Gen Z  person in your family, who has something to say? Then check out The website !

You’ll be hearing more about Flapper Press  On both GLAM and Art Gowns in the future. My next Art Gown will be dedicated to Elizabeth, and I am very excited!

Pics taken by Resa – December 30, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Dream

Found in a tiny children’s park.

Me, I’m not a kid, but I am dreaming of some sun, so I can shoot the new Art Gown!

What are you dreaming about?

Pics taken by Resa – 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

 

Wild Life

It’s a sweet, imaginative piece in a parking lot.

I mean, here’s Toronto’s cityscape, CN Tower and all, with a parrot and elephants.

… and a BUNNY!

The wall dints in & out.

BEST PART OF THE MURAL IS THE CAT BELOW

Around the final corner is a trapped elk.

At least I caught his reflection.

Not only was he trapped by a car,

… he was imprisoned, which is how I found the painting. I had to find out how to get a better shot of him. That’s when I found the rest!

Pics taken by Resa – June 4, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Down Creek Way

It’s a rough wall to begin with, and this mini-mural has weathered 7 years .

Found it off Lakeshore Road.

 

Pics taken by Resa –  January 5, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artist(s):

Mini-Mural Destroyed in 5 Days

BEFORE

AFTER

I watched the artist paint this mini-mural on a corrugated roll-up door, over a 4 day period.

He was older, not one of the younger artists that I am familiar with.

The butterflies were my faves.

However, I adored all of it.

Flowers, hummingbirds and all round beauty were 1 block away for me to enjoy everyday.

I took pics of it 2 days after it was finished.

4 days after that, I took my niece to see it. It had been destroyed.

Pics taken by Resa – September 30 & October 6, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: