Saturday, May 19, 2012

Signes du Samedi et Paris Rouge - Interdit!


Merci to my friend Carla Coulson who spotted this boy in the bright red jacket  behind me, as we chatted over coffee one day in the Marais.  Note the sign has been "altered" by a clever artist. I would love to know the name!

Update: Merci  to my friend Sandi, who is in Italy right this minute and has solved the mystery. The artist appears to be Clete Abraham!

17 comments:

French Girl in Seattle said...

Lovely shot, V. I like how the sun highlights your subjects. Bon weekend! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

martinealison said...

Une superbe photo... Que du bonheur à la regarder...
Merci,
Gros bisous

Riet said...

What a lovely photo and I love that sign, well done.

Francesca Muir said...

Perfect in every way - colour, composition and light - how perfect! Have a lovely weekend Francesca x

This is Belgium said...

Great photo, how can you chat in the Marais and concentrate on a little art treasure like this all in one swoop?

This is Belgium said...

Great photo, how can you chat in the Marais and concentrate on a little art treasure like this all in one swoop?

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Clet Abraham is the man who has left his mark in Florence... I just spotted one in Rome.
I wonder if it is the same artist?

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh gosh, someone is stealing the white bar from the sign!
God bless you!
Cezar

Harriet said...

Clever is the perfect adjective for this artist. I don't usually like 'street art' but must admit that I like this example because it is so clever.

Malyss said...

The light is beautiful ,and the sign very funny!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It looks like it was pretty chilly judging by that snuggly red jacket Virginia, beautiful light, early morning or late afternoon?

Jack said...

I think Clet Abraham is the right name. VP has shown several of this street artist's clever modifications of street signs.

AL said...

Excellent...we all need fun like this when the sign tells us not to do something!

Loulou in France said...

Fantastic shot! I've seen those altered signs too and wondered about them.

Clista Fischer said...

Hi Virginia - My friend Suz and I met you, Mary, and Peter in January (and Richard near the pet cemetery!) and I continue to enjoy your photos! Brings back many memories for me. The artist IS Clet Abraham--Bing or Google him and see his work.

Virginia said...

Clista, I'm so happy to hear from you. I've been holding the photos from our meeting till I did so I could make sure I had your name correct. Please stay in touch and look for your smiling one day very soon!
V

LA VIE EN ROSE said...

LOVE this!! Great photo, great sign! Reminds me of the stuff that Banksy does!

Sharon
xxxx