Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Let me out!


I kinda like it when street artists use a tiny bit of the public space - hence sidewalks - to express their art. Here is a good example that can be found on several venting grids throughout Paris (I took this one close to my place). I think the signature reads "Kim" but I could not find anything on the web about a "Kim that draws on Paris sidewalks"... So, as usual, if someone knows about this artist, tell us more.
Discuss Paris art and much more in the PDP forum.

34 comments:

  1. Could it be true that I am the first commenter today? Anyway, this photo is sensational. I love Kim's creativity.

    (I have been away for three days, and missed the whole hoopla about the Eva Longaria/Tony Parker wedding. Let's see how long it lasts!,,, The entry about the dark restaurant was also very interesting. I am not sure that it's anything that I'd like to experience. I really like to see my food when I eat.)

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  2. So clever and funny! And what an eye you've got Eric!
    I wonder if we'll get to see something really different and clever next saturday on Bastille Day, instead of the traditional parades we see on tv.

    Oh and Eric, you could post a nice colorful shot of a bunch of macarons on thursday. It will be my birthday and I tell you, I have traded real gifts for a box of macarons!!!

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  3. That's a fun thing. So much better than ugly graffiti though I have seen some beautiful, well executed graffiti.

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  4. I laughed when I saw this - a very creative take! I wish there was more "artistic" graffiti like this around my city.

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  5. Hey, nice change of pace from the usual "f..ck Bush" or "impeach" we could see all over the sidewalks of San Francisco for a while. They're beginning to fade out, though, just as well since his term is almost over... If at least they'd painted his face pink, like Kim! ;)

    I do too, look down at my feet when I walk ... You never know what you're gonna see. Once, I saw a small purple flower about 7 cm high (2 1/2 inches?) grow between the cracks of a busy Manhattan concrete sidewalk, of all places... That was kind of cool. A miracle nobody stepped on it, too. You never know :)

    (Hey, Happy B'day, Monica!)

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  6. Interesting. On the portal I thought it was a fashion statement: the grill was a black and gray striped sleeve with the model's hand reaching outward. Hmmm. Don't know which I like better!

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  8. Tomate thanks but it's on July 12 only - next thursday. It's just that I'm dreaming of a box of macarons, that's why I asked Eric a photo of it as a gift!!!

    :-)

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  9. Quick! Hide the Pink Panther... Inspector Clouseau is closing in.
    Love this type of street. Way to go "Kim!" Way to go Eric!

    tomate: Bush who? LOL

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  10. Very cool - I love the pink!

    Eric, I read in the CNN.com travel section that Monday was the first "Paris Tourist Day" - curious to know what you thought.

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  11. Kim- à la manière de Banksy? ;-)

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  12. Eric, look closely, the signature doesn't read Kim but more something like
    ktir
    ktin
    or possibly even ktial

    Unfortunately I tried to google all these entries and found nothing.

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  13. C'est fini de nous gaver avec cette histoire de PDP forum a chaque post ? C'est mort et naze ce nouveau gadget debil, ENOUGH !C'est Eric qui y a mis la plupart des messages. No comment.

    L-

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  14. Very funny. What else does she do?

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  15. I believe the hand is by Banksy - or at least ala Banksy, a guerrilla artist from UK. Kim's added 'tag' is great for the humor factor!

    -Lauren

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  16. That's funny :) I'd love to know more about this "Kim" too :0)

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  17. Very funny, title and picture are match.

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  18. I love street art like this. This one reminds me a little of some graffiti art I've seen around New York. I posted a bunch of pictures on my blog today if you want to take a look.

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  19. I love this. Like Kate - on the portal I thought it was a Japanese sleeve. Now I see it, it's very funny and original.

    Beautifully photographed too. Thanks Eric.

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  20. Oh this one is just plain fun!

    Lynn, Monica, and Michael: I'm a tad bit upset with you guys! (In a more joking manner than it sounds.) You haven't stopped by and left a comment at STLdailyphoto yet! I know, I know...I'm such a boring person!

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  21. I really like this as well! As a former Art Prof, I have observed a lot of "taggers" and their art and have seen several documentaries and short films about them. I agree with nathalie that it probably isn't "kim"..most taggers use a code of abbreviations that stand for something like "pdph"="paris daily photo homme"...but then one never knows..it adds to the mystery and anonymity of their work.

    Oh Ms Monica...I have something for you..JoyeuxAnniversaire...please save me a Pistache!! LOL!!

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  22. Ohhh...tomate...I have to agree about the "bush" stuff...I could never figure out why a person that hates another person so much[as in the case of the Anti-Bushies in SF]would plaster his image all over their personal property?? For example, they put those stickers of his dumb face on their clothing[leather jackets??...quoi???]their scooters, their bikes, their bookbags etc, etc, etc....pretty stupid IMHO!! Could you imagine covering your property with images of "Hitler" or "Pinochet" or "Hillary" for that matter...Uggghhhhh!!! LOL!

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  23. tonton_flaneur you´ve made my day!!!
    I think I´ll take the Bonaparte box...hmmm yes I´ll try to save you a pistache but you better hurry or I can´t garantee there´ll be any crumble left!!!

    Merci!!!

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  24. Soosha you´re abosutely right to be upset!!! I´ll take a look at STL right now. I hadn´t realized you have you own daily city blog now, congratulations!

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  25. I can see why you are so popular! awesome shot....

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  26. J'aime beaucoup l'art de rue, bonne idée de le présenter ici !

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  27. This brought to mind a great scene from the Orson Welles classic "The Third Man."

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  28. Anonymous, I don't think it's Banksy but I really enjoyed visiting his site. He seems to be a great artist. Thank you for the link.

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  29. Yes, I agree Eric, some artists are truly inspired and use street architecture like drain covers with humour and originality.

    I remember a pic I took with the drain cover used as the ribs of a skeleton! Nice one.

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  30. Wonderful framing of the shot, Eric. Someone is picking my name up off a Paris street. Someone is dropping my name, eh? Fun! I think Tall Gary is on to something. . .The Third Man is one of my fave pics of all time for its cinimatography.
    -Kim

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  31. j'en a trouvé aussi vers le marais et je pense que le Kim a été rajouté après (a moins qu'il n'y fut avant). j'avais l'intention d'en poster un mais bon ... ;p

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