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Street Art in Historic SOWEBO (South West Baltimore)

Posted on June 14, 2012

Unsanctioned Baltimore (Part 3 of 3)

The SOWEBO section of Baltimore has been a hub of activity in recent months as Street Artists have been passing through town, often with an introduction or two from Martha Cooper to the people who live here. It’s not uncommon for an artist to do a portrait of a resident, as in the case of Troy Lovegates (AKA Other), below, or even of their horses, as in the case of LNY, Jetsonorama, and Jaz who created cool pieces that reference the few horse farms that are nestled into the historic blocks in this neighborhood. Traditional to basic transportation, they are known locally as the animals that pull carts of produce for the sellers, or “arabs”.

Troy Lovegates (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Labrona does a little jig with Other (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jaz created this mirror image of the photo portrait by Jetsonorama (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Stikman had some Mondrian leanings when here. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are tribute worthy subjects here. Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Street Artist LNY combines metaphor and symbolism in these two pieces that feel very site-specific and germane to the the resilience of the neighborhood and the stories you will hear. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LNY (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Gaia pasted this piece he made from a Martha Cooper photo. The wheat paste has been seen in a number of cities. Notice the little Stikman working his way into the scene with aplomb. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

See Part 1 of Unsanctioned Baltimore HERE: Pixel Pancho and 2501

Part 2 Unsanctioned Baltimore: Midtown Back Alleys

 

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