Saturday, August 27, 2011

The art of the artists and Parisians


So I didn't do the Louvre - kinda. But I saw an amazing amount of art.

Momo is a beat boy, a dancer better than I have ever encountered, and though I only got peeks of what he could do I was treated to glimpses of greatness...


The graffiti art that I was directed to in Paris was absolutely beautiful. Popof was met in the midst of creating this...


Perhaps the best thing about it was that everyone - EVERYONE - there enjoyed it. Next to where this mural was being created was some sort of Polka oriented dancing event where people of ALL ages were dancing away.

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As the wall was being painted the guests at the Polka-thon ventured over to enjoy it, talking with the artists and taking pictures...

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Something tells me that this kind of general social acceptance and appreciation would not happen here. I feel as though most people who would be the type to go to a dancing picnic (especially an all ages ones) would feel that this kind of street art is simply tagging; vandalism created by punks.

*NOTE* spray paint is illegal (unavailable for purchase) in the city of Chicago.

But the French really have a taste for art, no matter what kind...

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I even met some photographers and other artists...


... who directed me to find more "Artof Popof"...






I was also treated to the art from other artists.






































I also got to enjoy some random trucs of art around Paris...













... and this one just because drawing mustaches on things that SO not have them is funny. And on a woman picture?... killer!


Then there was the soccer ball magician at Sacre Coere...








... but really it's the video of this man perform hos craft that says it all...



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No matter where I looked it seemed as though the arts were everywhere. And then there's the buildings and structures...

1 comment:

  1. I will never look at graffiti in quite the same way! Your photos gave me an appreciation of street art as I've never had before - thanks Kyle!

    xoxox MoM

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