Wednesday, November 16, 2011

J'aurais voulu être un artiste

I saw this rather elaborate bit of graffiti/art while looking out over the rooftops from the Pompidou Center. I'll bet that apartment is pretty cool. I'd love to see inside.

Typical Parisian roof tops.

I suppose that the artist chose this wall because he/she knew it was very visible from the terrace of the modern art museum. I'd rather see that than advertising.

6 comments:

  1. Compared to the UK, continental graffiti is much more imaginative, better composed and better executed!
    Some, I am sure, would be very commercial.

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  2. I love graffiti, b& of course, the French do it so much better.

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  3. I wonder if the occupants of the apartment knew he was out there doing that? It reminds me of an American cartoon titled "Jeremy".

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  4. Pity that more people don't feel the way you do WCS, that Graffiti (when done well) is far more appealing than advertising billboards etc.

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  5. I agree with a previous commentor, the French seem to do everything with more flair and flavor. Even the slummy houses with graffiti look better.

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  6. tim, "continental graffiti." hehehehe!

    stephen, but of course.

    starman, I wonder!

    evol, good graffiti isn't intrusive the way bad (and some good) advertising can be.

    ron, the exotic can seem very appealing. The grass is always greener (over the septic tank). lol

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