Paste-Up Power

On my walk to Graffiti Alley, I spotted this beauteous paste-up in a window.

Pasted on the inside, you can see the glue around the edges.

I adore all of the rich details.

Lo and behold, there was the beauty, again, in Graffiti Alley. I had just finished shooting what I posted yesterday.

Again, pasted-up, this time on what seems a mud cloth pattern.

There’s more art along this wall, but I’m skipping to the end of the alley. I make a  right turn, into a scaffold tunnel. It’s mostly filled with writing, and there’s not enough space to back up and photo each piece.

In this narrow tunnel, I find the beauty, again. However, this time it’s a totally new version of the paste-up.

I squished in some angled shots, as there was no room to back up for a dead on.

The details are fantastic.

Pics taken by Resa – June 15, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

# Free Oleg Sentsov

It’s been a long, long time since I found heavily political street art in Toronto.

This piece is on an indiscriminately tagged stretch of construction site board fence.

Sentsov is a Ukrainian film director who Putin put in jail. It was 2 months after Russia illegally occupied Crimea. He is serving 20 years.

He is on a hunger strike, and will die. The most recent article I can find is in Variety Magazine – July 10, 2018. Click on the LOGO to read the article.

Here is an earlier article from June 4 in The New Yorker.

Pics taken by Resa – July 30. 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: Rocksy? I curled down the left corner.