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Wall art 1. – graffiti in Paris

Posted by dan on December 11, 2010

French Graffiti - ParisMaybe a couple of months ago I saw a post on a forum, someone worring about the Marais area in Paris. She had a look on GoogleEarth Street View – a very useful tool – and saw there was graffiti in the Marais. There is graffiti everywhere, I can assure you, in every big city – but the thing is, some are inappropriate scribble on the wall, others are a form of urban street art. Although not considered as a true art form, Banksy is an important mile-stone in the evolution of graffiti and he has put it on the table of serious art critics. Following are a few shots of graffiti in Paris, obviously influenced by the work of Banksy, taken around the Bastille and Rue Mouffetard in the Latin Quarter.


Related

Images of Banksy: http://www.go…A&biw=1126&bih=576

About Banksy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banksy

Banksy website: http://www.banksy.co.uk/

See also blog post: Wall art 2. – Australian graffiti

 

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