Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Paris Rouge XV - Speedy!

While I abhor the tagging that is ruining many buildings in Paris ( and everywhere else), I do enjoy some of the urban art. Speedy Graphito's work is colorful and graphic. Some of it reminds me of Keith Haring, one of my favorite artists. I found this piece on rue Arbalète, off rue Mouffetard, last summer. This is also the place to see a lot of Jef Aérosol's and Mesnager's street art as well. If you wish to see more examples of these artists, jump on over to Peter's blog here and here. He was nice enough to even furnish me with the links, so I didn't have to wear myself out searching his blog for them. I have no shame!!

You can also see more of Speedy Graphito's street art here.

14 comments:

Janet M Kincaid said...

Cool! I'll keep my eye out for these the next time we're in Paris.

Shell Sherree said...

It reminds me of Keith Haring too, V!!

altadenahiker said...

I think it's charming!

Daryl said...

Very Keith Haring and something if I had snapped it, I would frame ..

nichole said...

Your shots are fabulous! Forget client work today... I'm parking my butt at your blog. ;)

Starman said...

I wonder how the exposition of street art went? Some of these guys are extremely talented. It's too bad they have no other outlet for their art.

Eleonora said...

I like Speedy G, he's got the stuff, just like Keith did.

Ciao and thanks for the great links

Virginia said...

Nichole,
Oh dear, don't lose that job over my blog. Thanks for visiting. Come back often.
V

♥ Eiffel Tower Suzy ♥ said...

Great stuff! Thanks for the links!

Peter said...

Virginia, you know you just have to ask! ... and Starman, you can buy some of their art and bring it home (I actually did)!

Virginia said...

Peter,
Oui. I know, and you are always there to help. Merci.

And for all my faithful readers , please visit Peter's blog, but please come back here and visit from time to time! !! :)

Louis la Vache said...

When «Louis» made his first trip to France in 1996, there was very little graffiti in Paris proper. Except around the Métro lines, you didn't see it until you got out into the 'red belt' suburbs. But every year when «Louis» returned, the graffiti was worse..and worse..and worse..

steviewren said...

Wouldn't it make a great poster? I'm really drawn to it.

Tom Reeves said...

I'm glad to see your comments about urban art posted here. I wrote an article for my book, Paris Insights - An Anthology,
that included the work of Speedy Graphito, Mesnager, Nemo, and Miss Tic.