Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Collage, rue Quincampoix


I came across this "graffiti" yesterday evening rue Quincampoix (3rd arrondissement). The term Graffiti is actually improper for it is actually more a collage (a patchwork of different pieces of cardboard) than an actual drawing on the wall. Although I have no idea of what it means exactly I have found it quite interesting. If any of you knows who made it - and if there are several of those in Paris - please let me know.

Update! Thanks to Roswitha, we know now who hides behind this work. VLP stands for Vive La Peinture and you should definitely pay a visit to their blog.

18 comments:

  1. I love your photos.
    I see stuff like that when I walk around Paris of course but would never think of taking a photo. My mind keeps the moment however.

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  2. Eric, is it a play on words? Je m'en fiche vs. J'affiche? I don't know, but I agree with la_photographe. Good shot.

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  3. I don't know but I like it! I googled VLP but didn't find anything real convincing except
    "Virtual Learning Portal" but somehow I don't think that's it. Anyone?

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  4. sorry, don't know who makes those. this is a great picture, I love reading your blog, everytime. I've been living here all my life and still, I see new things and rediscover this city through your photographs.

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  5. Il me semble avoir aperçu un collage assez similaire sur un mur face à la bibliothèque François Mitterrand, pas très loin du bâtiment entièrement tagué et graffé. Il avait attiré mon attention.

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  6. Nice to see your blog is becoming so popular Eric. Keep the nice pictures coming.

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  7. Michael, I am studying french, but do not know these words. Can you explain your comment about a possible play on words? This is a very interesting piece of "graffiti".

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  8. lareveuse-> I'm not an expert, but "Je m'en fiche" means something along the lines of "I don't give a damn" whereas "J'affiche" could be a play on the writing they have on some walls "Pas d'affiche" ("no postings")...so therefore I'm asking a french person to tell me if that could be the joke. Of course, I have no idea!

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  9. Eric...where are you to answer these philosophical questions?!

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  10. hi eric,
    you could try the following website for more pictures of graffiti and you might actually arrange to meet Roswitha. http://www.roswitha-guillemin.com/index.htm

    She might know who the artist is.

    I continue to enjoy your photos of Paris. Thanks for keeping me connected to my favorite city.

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  11. Hello everybody, sorry to come back to you so late.

    Well Kad, that is interesting a thing to know but I really wonder if it's the same artist.

    Tomate I did too (Google) but I did not find anything either...

    Michael. No I don't think it's a play on these workds. It does not sound so in French anyway. Nice try though!!

    Thank you Jessie. Always a pleasure to hear compliments. Irene and La Photographe too.

    Kelley, tank you for the link but I cannot see anything on the site??

    OK. I have to leave you I have to wake up at 6 and it's 1:10 already!

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  12. Thanks for taking the time to open a window into your beautiful city for all of us who live far far away so we can feel like we are living life with you.

    Jessica (Portland Oregon USA)

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  13. I love your pictures. They're very pretty. I have never seen graffiti like that. I have been to Paris. It is beautiful.

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  14. Hi !

    I'm Roswitha from Paris and that's true that i love graffitis, stencils on the walls.
    I have pictures of them on my website www.roswitha-guillemin.com

    So, that's true too that i know the artists who have done this new creation on ze wall rue Quincampoix

    Their name : VLP (VIVE LA PEINTURE) and here the link to their new blog

    http://vlpblog.zeblog.com/

    Have Fun

    Roswitha from Paris

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  15. Wow, I have a picture of this same graffito on my site!: http://asliceolife.blogspot.com/2005/11/is-this-art-wondered-graffiti.html

    Great blog. You're on my daily checking list now :).

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