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!

 

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

 

The Language of Flowers, a Peacock Eye & Scatter of Skulls

OMG! This just appeared 4 blocks up the street from me.

Artists: Dudeman & Bacon

From left to right, is a fence to garage doors.

Artists: Dudeman & Bacon
Artists: Dudeman & Bacon
Artists: Dudeman & Bacon

After the fence is an indent, which houses the garage doors.

Artists: Dudeman & Bacon
Artists: Dudeman & Bacon

I’m sure Dudeman has painted the skulls and daisy-like flowers, and Bacon has painted the rose, peony and peacock feather. However, Dudeman may have painted this diaphanous beauty.

Artists: Dudeman & Bacon

The sidewall of the indent

The garage doors

Artists: Dudeman & Bacon

The red rose is a killer!

Artists: Dudeman & Bacon
Artists: Dudeman & Bacon

Pics taken by Resa – July 10, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

The inspiration for most of the title for this post is a very wee book I own. It was hand- written by a man to his wife in 1913. Visit The Language Of Flowers by clicking on this sentence, or on the cover of the book.

The page is dedicated to Paul Militaru If you have ever visited his photo blog, you know why.

Thank you to Dudeman & Bacon!

Artists: Dudeman & Bacon

Graf Artist Bacon w/ ?

It’s an old piece in a parking spot, in an alley in Cabbagetown.

I’m sure the graf writing says BACON. There’s more obscured by the trees.

So, 2 artists probably worked on this.

Cars might block some of the art, but the reflections can be wonderful.

Pics taken by Resa – June 26, 2017

Toronto, Canada

One of the Artists:

Maybe Jarus is the other.

 

Egg of Birdo

There was this crazy ugly egg on Queen W. It somehow advertised a condo.

Artist: Birdo

The art supply store is right beside the egg.

Artist: Birdo

I bumped into Birdo in the store. He was buying spray paint, and told me he was painting the egg.

Artist: Birdo

I grabbed a couple of pics, then decided to come back when it was completed.

Artist: Birdo

Looks like the egg is hatching!

Artist: Birdo

Best egg, ever!!!

Artist: Birdo
Artist: Birdo

Pics taken by Resa – September 30 & November 22, 2017

Toronto, Canada