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I'm wondering how many other cities around the world are producing this new street art . . . besides New York, San Francisco, and London?

 

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His Bobness in Minneapolis. (Making of time-lapse here)

 

The Dove of Goes in The Netherlands - on Google Maps.

 

Both done this summer.

 

wim

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There was a lovely one in Seville a couple of years ago - see my image DH546W (my system still won't let me post images, quotes etc).

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Unfortunately, nothing like this in my neighborhood for the moment… I only see some ugly (but sometimes very large) 'tags' without any kind of artistic value which just make me think of how dogs mark their territory by urinating on every street corner.

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There was a lovely one in Seville a couple of years ago - see my image DH546W (my system still won't let me post images, quotes etc).

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wim

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So . . . a worldwide phenomenon this is. Amazing. Perhaps I should not, but I assume that at least most of the time permission was given to use the space . . . and at least some of the time the artists were commissioned and paid. 

 

Edo

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There is more public art in general sprouting up around Vancouver. However, when it comes to large murals, there are fewer and fewer old buildings to paint them on. They are all getting torn down to make room for gleaming  towers of glass and steel, which don't make very good canvasses. For instance, this leaping Orca mural was a familiar downtown landmark until the brick building was demolished not long ago.

 

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Yes, it's in Poland too and I'm going to shoot them all possible in Warsaw, but... yeah but... the weather doesn't help ;) I love this new art trend, impressive and I think it brings light and life to the grey blocks of flats...

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Probably not quite as nice as the above but I have this from Warsaw, Poland: 

 

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There's a long history of revolutionary street murals in Latin America. Here are a couple of vintage ones from Nicaragua (Sorry, Uncle Sam):

 

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Yes, there is big surge of murals all around and not just in the large cities, also out in the suburbs.

 

I can't seem to post a medium size image anymore, it is either a little thumbnail or a large one!

 

Sarasota, FL

 

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Venice Beach, CA

 

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Jerusalem, Israel

 

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One more from Sarasota, FL

 

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Lots of smaller murals showing up in unlikely places around Vancouver. This one beneath an overpass. Street murals are fun to photograph, but is there any buyer interest, I wonder.

 

P.S. I can't seem to post medium-sized images either, only the monsters.

 

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Atatürk graffiti on Istiklal Caddesi in Istanbul after the gezi park protests

 

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in AoA. Not very impressive results.

 

wim

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 Street murals are fun to photograph, but is there any buyer interest, I wonder.

 

 

 

 

 

I don't make a habit of photographing large street art murals, but I do have a few here. This last year has produced 4 different sales, for $217.71.

So if you're passing.....take that photo !

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There must be an issue with copyright here surely?

 

By the way I have an image of a large street Muriel but she won't let me post it here. :)

 

Allan

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A long, new mural in Oslo Norway “Mare Nostrum”  by  the artists Torunn Skjelland and Vigdis Fjellheim, depicting the struggles of the boat refugees crossing the Mediterranean sea:

 

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(Stavanger Norway has its own international street art festival Nuart every year, might get back to that later.)

 

Grethe

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