Sunday, April 09, 2006

Graffiti Sunday in Paris


I learnt the definition of art by Spinoza on San Francisco Daily Photo few days ago ("Any human creation which contains an idea other than its utilitarian purpose") and I thought this could definitely apply to this Graffiti I found in La butte aux Cailles (precisely in Le Passage Boiton), a very typical area in the 13th arrondissement.

19 comments:

  1. I love the colors; they're very lively! Graffitis on the wall have come a long way since I was a kid.

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  2. Merci Beaucoup! I love creative graffiti- it is a huge improvement on gray cement. I photograph graffiti art in Toronto too.

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  3. c'est de la bombe ce graff!
    juste a titre indicatif j'aurai besoin de tes service pour installer les lieux des photo blog sur bastia daily peux tu m'expliquer en prive s'il te plait merci et bon dimanche a toi et au autres blogger

    a salute

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  4. Eric:
    Well, here we have a perfect example of “Exquisite corpse” graffiti! It not only is a collection of graffiti, but includes example of various techniques and styles. Interesting lacking is any of the prominent Paris practitioners such as Miss Tic, Yarps, Nemo, Jerome Mesnager and Batleur.

    I myself have been documenting graffiti over a 45 year period when ever I travel, as well as my home city, Chicago. If you do a search for “graffiti” on www.flickr.com you will be amazed what you will discover.

    I for one would welcome more images of this sort being included in your daily observations.

    Kudos for your efforts!

    Bonjour!
    Bien, ici nous avons un exemple parfait de graffiti "de cadavre exquis"! C'est non seulement une collection de graffiti, mais inclut l'exemple de divers techniques et modèles. Manquer intéressant est n'importe lequel des praticiens en avant de Paris tels que Mlle Tic, Yarps, Nemo, Jerome Mesnager et Batleur. I moi-même avaient documenté le graffiti sur une période de 45 ans où jamais je voyage, aussi bien que ma ville à la maison, Chicago. Si vous faites une recherche de "graffiti" sur www.flickr.com vous serez stupéfiés ce que vous découvrirez. I pour un ferait bon accueil à plus d'images de cette sorte étant incluse dans vos observations quotidiennes. Kudos pour vos efforts!

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  5. Oh...le bassage boiton (coup) à l'angle de la taverne de la butte :-).

    It's a beautiful picture...it really shows the spirit of this "street".

    Thanks...it reminds me a lot of things :-D.

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  6. Hi Eric,

    I've been following your blog for quite sometime now. I would be paying a visit to Paris in the later part of this year. Since i'm a great fan of bread, i'm wondering if it's possible for you to take a picture of one of the famous boulangerie in Paris? Or pastry shops? It would be a feast for the eyes, i'm sure. Haha.

    Good job on the blog. I love it.

    Cheers, Breakfreak

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  7. It would be great to know how many people contributed to this one. At first glance, it seems that this wall evolved over time with plenty of people adding their piece, but when you look more closely, you start noticing some consistencies...

    Manuel

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  8. beautiful....some of them look like stencils but it's beautiful no matter what...

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  9. I like the variety of styles here. The graffiti in my city is rather uniform. I'm curious about the rabbit character in the "vous etes ici". Great photo, Eric.

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  10. C'est dommage un blog sur paris en anglais...

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  11. Pourquoi, anonymous? Ceux qui parlent anglais n'ont-ils pas le droit d'apprécier Paris?

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  12. Great Graffiti...I wonder if it is an accumalation of many different tags or just one art piece done by one person?

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  13. I love the photo along with that one definition of art!

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  14. Non mais ceux qui ne parlent pas anglais ne peuvent pas en profiter autant...

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  15. Ne me dites pas que c'est l'angle de la rue des gobelins avec l'avenue des gobelins!!!. J'ai habité ce batiment pendant un an. Maintenant je suis rentré au Vénézuéla.

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