More Paint!

When I found this in Graffiti Alley, I had a good chuckle.

I mean how much more paint until the walls from each side touch?

Paint over paint, some neat, some not.

Below, is a beautiful face I posted November 2017. I call her “Blue Eyes”. Check her out! Just another piece to move to R.I.P. I guess the artist with the red and white paint knows their paint is better.

Sometimes the artists paint over all the tags and throw ups with black, then do fresh art on top.

Many of the artists who paint & write here are very talented.

Others are ________(fill in the blank)

Graffiti Alley is a bit of a misnomer. It’s actually a series of alleys and lanes, that go for longer than most can walk. I only shot a few pics of it, so you could get an idea.

Uber 5000 is an artist who frequents the alleys. I’ll be doing an individual post for the mural of the chicks above. His chicks and other animals survive the taggers. 

So does most of Elicsr’s work. Both have become in demand artists for murals, underpasses and private commissions. 

Some of the more amazing writing survives time.

Most of this will all be rewritten, tagged or adorned with fresh throw ups in a week.

Love the RatFink by the trash! He’s going to live on for a bit.

I keep hoping for a major rework of this wall below.

From the sublime to the ridiculous, ALL are allowed a visual voice in Graffiti Alley. Art here comes in the form of tags, throw ups, bits, pieces, writing and all out seriousness.

I discovered Graffiti Alley in 2012. This is one of the first pieces I shot, a stunning face by Jarus, and SKAM writing, together.

She was my first header, ever. This work still survives, as does a few Uber 5000 works. There is at least 1 other that I can think of.

Pics taken by Resa – September 19, 2018

Toronto, Canada

Many of the street artists I’ve come to love are always repped in Graffiti Alley.

The Artists: SKAM

Jarus

Art Child

Elicsr

BSM (Body Soul Mind)

Uber 5000

DMC was here on the left, almost obliterated now.

There’s more for another time!

 

Jarus Man

In Graffiti Alley, the plaster cracks can’t hide his beauty.

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Artist: Jarus

Who does he make you think of?

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Artist: Jarus
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Artist: Jarus
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Artist: Jarus

I quite like this vintage car window reflection.

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.. and the rose in the corner of ….

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…the very bottom left corner.

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Pics taken by Resa, October 4, 2016

Toronto, Canada

Artwork by: Jarus

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Artist: Jarus

Sleeping Beauty

This is one of the most beautiful street paintings, ever.

Artist: Jarus Rudger
Artist: Jarus Rudger

Zena (my Assistant Designer) spotted it in an alley near Dundas and Dufferin.

Artist: Jarus Rudger
Artist: Jarus Rudger

Zena & I keep seeing amazing Street Art while we drive around gathering clothes.

Artist: Jarus Rudger
Artist: Jarus Rudger

I usually say, “I’ll get that when Sherrie comes this summer.”

Artist: Jarus Rudger
Artist: Jarus Rudger

This one could not slip away, even for a day.

Artist: Jarus Rudger
Artist: Jarus Rudger

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Artist: Jarus Rudger
Artist: Jarus Rudger

Pics taken by Resa, May 1 – 2015

Toronto, Canada

Artist: Jarus Rudger
Artist: Jarus Rudger

Obese Piece

He’s real, & has a seat in the alley between the Bathurst Subway &Bloor.

Artist: Jarus
Artist: Jarus

It’s a long narrow alley, the large man being a smudge at the extreme left. He’s at the corner of Bathurst & this alley most days. He seems very angry/annoyed whenever I see him. He’s scary. He’s very humongous.Nonetheless, Jarus’ portrait of this person is flattering, yet wildly revealing

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Set midst graf, I found some other pleasantries. .

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Pics taken by Resa, on June 3, 2014

Toronto, Canada

Alley Finale – Blue Girl

Jarus must be part of this crew. Who else expresses this style of beauty?

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The rest of the south side of the alley, east from Kensington.

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At the end of the alley, I look back to Kensington.

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I got here in the nick of time. Soon the greenery will totally obscure the art, but there will always be interesting shadows on this side.

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I just love Blue Girl!

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Pics taken by Resa, on May 4, 2014

Toronto, Canada

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