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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ruby Tuesday, Street Art

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Art, street art, pop art … graffiti. Some people hate it, some people love it.
I can appreciate graffiti if it’s in the right places and I rather like this bridge project where artists have been invited to decorate the walls. Some of it is really amazing. Without the street Picasso’s this would be just another ordinary and boring bridge.

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More Ruby Tuesday posts at Mary’s Work of the Poet.

32 comments:

Leora said...

Fascinated by all this talent. I love the card in the bottom one. So animated. Wondering who are the artists and what is their story.

I'll do Ruby Tuesday next week... too much work to do this week. But I saw your post in Google Reader, and it was striking, had to stop.

Avril said...

Wow!! Amazingly talented artists!!

Caution Flag said...

Someone who is very, very smart was in charge of that concept. The bridge would have been covered anyway, now it's done beautifully and colorfully. It's an art exhibit rather than just a graffiti collage. Of course, your use of light (like picture 2) is perfect. Is it too late to make you the official photographer of the world?

Lindz said...

very crative and artisitc, graffitti is unstoppable these days, they are everywhere..

Robin said...

I love the way someone decided to coopt the graffiti artists for the greater good - what a terrific example of successful urban planning - and the art is really eye-popping too!

Auntie E said...

Some neat graffiti there. happy RT
My Ruby Link for you

Dianne said...

these are amazing!
I especially like the way you caught the light falling upon the face in the 2nd shot
I like street art and these are some masterpieces

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

In the dead of night
street artists steal forth to paint
the underpasses.


No ruby breakfast

hip chick said...

Wow!!! that is so cool!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

My Ruby Tuesday

Melli said...

Yes! I absolutely LOVE this kind of street art! Planned chaos.

Wanda said...

Wow...an art museum on a bridge! The first photo captures how neat it all appears.

nonizamboni said...

Incredible art--I'm a fan of murals too and these are exceptional--love the mice :O)
Cheers from another Libra!

LceeL said...

Amazing. Their work. And your work.

moneythoughts said...

We have buildings in our city covered with art and murals, and I like it. I think the key word for me is INVITED.

Pat said...

You took some great shots here. I love the angles of some of them. The street art is beautiful. It's better than seeing a lot of gang tagging. There are some great artists lurking around! I'm amazed at how clean it is under the bridge!

Stephanie V said...

I agree that without street art our world would be poorer. We just need to encourage those talented artists with big 'canvasses' for their art. Love this.

Manang Kim said...

Your right without this murals this bridge is just ordinary. Fascinating!

RT~What a deal

James said...

Very cool. It's like an outdoor gallery.

kaye said...

that does look a lot nicer than the graffitti I see around here

Carletta said...

This is very eye-catching! I like the artists who actually painted something - just names and initials don't do it for me.
While I like this I wouldn't want every underpass to be done. It could get overwhelming. :)

Loree said...

Fascinating art. I guess it can be an eyesore in many places but it seems to fit in here.

♥ Kathy said...

I think that is totally cool! Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Rob and Mandy said...

Oh wow, whoever did this is really, and I mean really, good! Great shots!

ellen b said...

This is very nice compared to what I've seen under the L.A. bridges! Great photo angles too!

Gattina said...

I agree with you some of them are real artists and do wonderful things. What I don't like at all are these taggers who smear their signs which nobody can read everywhere !

Ralph said...

The urban landscape can be bleak. However, the bridge piers are wonderful as art, the highway can take us away - but with this art, we could make it a destination...

A Lady's Life said...

I love graffiti as long as it is in good taste.
Its nicer than looking at bare walls.:)

The French Bear said...

You do take amazing photos!!! What a great idea to do, what a concept!!!
Thank you for your kind words and true friendship, I really appreciate that!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Momisodes said...

What a wonderful series. I'm am like you. I am in awe of some of the artistic talent displayed throughout the city streets and buildings.

The Retired One said...

It is much better under this bridge than on some of the historic places you showed before..some of it is quite artistic in this post.

Colleen said...

The more I look at these photos, the more details I see. I love the rats and sewer pipes that someone painted on the posts.

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