Thursday, March 31, 2011

Street Art of Paris, Segment 2

These great works of art were all captured in Montmartre.  The most well known icon of this neighborhood, located in hilly area in the north of the city, is the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur.  The area is bustling with tourists and students, tacky souvenirs, 3 card monte scams, and artists aggressively trying to commission a portrait.  Although it sounds overwhelming, it was one of my favorite spots, bursting with energy and creativity.  With that kind of atmosphere, it's no wonder the street art was not your typical graffiti.

A plaster face mounted to a wall with a tribal
design. I like not knowing if it was meant to be
one piece, or if someone else added the  paint.

3 faces stenciled outside a cafe.

A cafe door, which did not look open,
despite what the sign says.

The other side of the door.  

Just a cool mashup of stuff on a stairway wall.

This guy is known as Monsieur Chat
Stenciled daisies on a slope along the stairway.

A weathered looking fellow, I love the sketch style
which you don't often see drawn right on the wall.

Looked like a painted canvas, I couldn't get close enough to tell.

Up next, local artists' paintings.

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