Love it, especially the guys on bikes.
Is the graffiti intentional?
Whatever it is it's striking.
I'm with AH - is the graffiti part of the 'art'? If it is advertising, for which company? Target or the newspaper? Good thinking here...
Heh, someone finally tagged up the mural. I was surprised it lasted so long.
Or maybe artistic advertising? ;-)But it is less important.....silhouettes of cyclists catches the eyes. Excellent.
One of you best images... it's got it all.
Bit of both I think.
Very interesting. I haven't forgotten THE girl back in . . . FEb.???Are you aware of a documentary about graffiti? I plan to see it.
definitely art with subliminal messages that I wouldn't have noticed consciously had you not pointed it out.
Far out! I like it.
Fantastic - love the night photoJuliane wall art
Fantastic shot. Love the color scheme and the graphic look of everything behind the bikers. The bikers themselves work great as sem-silhouetted too.
Maybe we're all actors in Somebody's graphic novel . . .
By the way, that documentary I referred to is titled "Exit through the Gift Shop," and Shephard Fairey is one of the important characters. It asks very important questions about what art is, esp. with regard to commercialization.
Great, Ken Mac! I think both...
Not sure if this piece was commissioned or not, but:If you look at the background of the piece you will see squares with a picture of former wrestler Andre the Giant. These drawings used to be the trademark of graffiti artist "obey." The artist capitalized on his(?) graf identity and started a clothing line which is still around today.That said, I would say BOTH: ad and art.
Shepard Fairey currently has an exhibit up at Deitch Projects, so these wheatpasted murals can be considered a kind of promotion or advertisement for the exhibit. In fact, the city has taken issue with another one of these murals.I'm from Brooklyn and currently live in Cincinnati, where there is another Fairey exhibit currently up, and he has wheatpasted the same murals in locations around town here in conjunction with the exhibit. Two have already been painted over, one by the property owner who decided he didn't like the mural, and one by unknown parties.To answer the question about the graffiti, it's not part of Fairey's design.
Very colorful !
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