I'm the vessel, but the message is kept pure by inviting the viewer to interpret. Is it unsettling or beautiful? Tasteful or crass? Reverent or blasphemy? Or, everything at once, all the time?
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Photo: Detail of a large piece by Adey WCA
Music support: Einstein on the Beach (1979 viynl ed.)
Thanks: Esmeralda, D'Louie, Kasia, and Gerry
::: THE FIRST WAVE :::
>NEW< Mosko et Associés (with Jerome Mesnager)
Artiste Ouvrier (with Jerome Mesnager)
::: THE NEW WAVE(S) :::
>NEW< Adey WCA
>NEW< Guate Mao
>NEW< Paddy 13
>NEW< WCA (Working Class Artist) w. Artiste Ouvrier
Mimi the Clown (Just One)
Sobre (Just One)
Stinkfish (Just One)
Tona (Just One)
wrdsmth (Just One)
Here (LINK) are the rest of my photos of the stencils in the Parisian streets. Thanks to Esmeralda and D'Louie for a sharp second, sometimes third, set of eyes. Merci to Kasia for giving me and Esmeralda a great tour of the Belleville area and tipping me off to the street art cache in Butte Aux Cailles. If you visit Paris, take her tour.
Keep an eye out for the next Paris upload: the Artists of Paris. Coming Soon!
Featured photo: Groningen, NL (Friesland) ... thanks, Esmeralda
Music: Baker's Dozen (night two, set two)
But, wait! Banksy in Paris
>NEW< Joe Iurato
>NEW< Toxicomano (CO) (thanks, BSA)
>NEW< First ever stencil from Delaware… and it is corporate!
Just one from North Carolina (thanks, Karen)
The Netherlands (thanks, Esmeralda)
Just one from Portugal
Just one from Stefan Winterle
Just one from Turkey (not a Banksy) (thanks, Susi)
:::: San Francisco! ::::
Valencia Street (thanks, Josiah)
Adey is a french artist from Normandy. She's a member of the WCA team since 2008, when she discovered the "polychrome double stencil" beside Artiste Ouvrier.
Her artwork is between realism and onirism, either colorfull, either melted into the landscape, always full of vitality and sweetness.
Photo: Masked with a Continent, along the Canal Saint Martin
Stencil Archive is wandering the streets of Paris this Solstice week. We are posting our "best of" as soon as we can on social media (see links above) and then attempting to get batches of street work out soon after. Artist work will come a bit later this month (coming soon: Smile, Mimi the Clown, and Miss.Tic to name a few)
LINK HERE for today's uploads.
fnnch is excited to announce his first show in over a year, Solstice. It will be on Jun 22nd from 6pm - 10pm at 302 Folsom St in downtown San Francisco. Get your tickets here.
In this show fnnch will release new hand-painted multiples: spray paint on plywood or canvas from limited editions. There will be new honey bears, lips and cans of LaCroix.
Register to receive a free, limited-edition sticker (and give him some idea of how many drinks to buy).
Purchase a ticket to also receive a limited edition print.
While fnnch will be revealing new art for the show, that's not really the point. The point is to get together and have a good time. I'll have a taco truck (El Tonayense) out front and libations (wine, beer and LaCroix) inside.
He's excited to show you some of what he's been working on and to see folks in person.
Again, the link for tickets is: https://fnnch-solstice.eventbrite.com/
m-city with a cut-out (photo: Jaime Rojo/Brooklyn Street Art)
>NEW< Akore (thanks, Susi)
Chase in LA
In Layers in DE
Eclair in SF
>NEW< erre in Colombia (thanks, BSA)
>JUST ONE< in Barcelona ES (thanks, Susi)
fnnch goes large in SF
>NEW< Headache in Thailand
>JUST ONE< from Italy
Cashy D censored in NOLA
m-city (thanks, BSA)
Late last year, a person who had taken both of my San Francisco tours, started asking me about taking him on an Oakland tour. He remembered that I had mentioned wanting to figure out an East Bay walk and politely called me out on the idea. While working my nonprofit day job on Broadway at 19th Street for a few years, I spent many lunch hours walking around Chinatown, Uptown, and Downtown, snapping stencil photos, annoying Jet Martinez while he painted his huge mural, stopping by galleries, and enjoying the tagging and graffiti. I would talk about the walks with my coworkers, who started asking me when I'd figure out an Oakland tour. Now, Isaac wanted me to do a rough first run in the streets of Oakand.
I said yes, and promised to take Isaac and his son and son's friend on my first-ever intentionally shared Oakland street art walk. I did research, made a route, did more research, and in late December, we wandered over to Chinatown, through "Mural Lane", and up to Uptown. We packed the three hour walk with murals, graffiti, sunshine, and a beer at the end. Thanks, Isaac!
Once Hugh D'Andrade heard that I was finally giving an Oakland walk (right past his apartment), he helped me organize a second one in January. About 15 people showed up for that one. I made more notes, altered things a bit, researched more, and then we took the walk for a second run. My friend Eleni couldn't make this tour, so she organized a third one a few weeks later with about 10 people. So, more research and notes for me, with the final issue to work out being restrooms and an open cafe to meet up at the beginning (Peet's on Broadway failed in both of those accounts. Hello, Awaken Cafe).
After all the research, note taking, feedback processing, and tour tweaks, the tour is now open to the public. I know that Jack London Square just got a lot of freshly painted walls, but I haven't been able to check it out. Having walked that part of Oakland for several years, it may be too much walking to add Jack London to the current route. But, things change! Who knows what will happen?!
Speaking of change... RIP to an entertaining BiP wall on Broadway, now covered by construction (photo by Jonathan Evans)