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Paris Street Art Update : “Je Suis Charlie” and “Pochoirs à Vendre”

Paris Street Art Update : “Je Suis Charlie” and “Pochoirs à Vendre”


Cash For Your Warhol.  (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

Street Artist Combo says he was beaten for his street art advocating religious tolerance and naturally there has been a series of Je Suis Charlie variants appearing in the streets of Paris since we last checked in with this hot spot on the Street Art scene, so you know that many newly appearing works are charged with socio-political relevance. In these new images you will also see some fresh ideas from new names as well as long-term players, so those are encouraging signs of a vibrant scene as well.

You may also note an increase in the professional/commercial quality of some of these pieces and murals and begin to question how long a free-wheeling organic Street Art scene can last before low level opportunists cash in on it and turn it into a sad strip mall selling tchotchkes or derivative works by anonymous artists like a machine. Ah, capitalism, of thee we all sing.

The London scene has elements of this, so do New York and Melbourne, but we didn’t see it so obviously until photographer Geoff Hargadon returned from Paris with these excellent photos for BSA readers and gave us his account of a store he wandered into.  Enjoy his account further along in this posting.

In the mean time, long live Paris and it’s many players on the street!


Love or money? Mygalo (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Philippe Herard (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Philippe Herard (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Kashink . Bault (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Philippe Vignal (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Don’t slip! Not a Clet banana peel, but it easily could be. Cash For Your Warhol (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Ender (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


VHILS (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Jerome Mesnager (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Combo (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Invader (It is a fake Invader we heard) . Mega Matt (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Invader (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Invader (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Una Vida (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Graffity…sans graffiti  (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Bault (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Bault . Artist At Ome AKA Atom (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Fred le Chevalier (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Alaniz . Sebr (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


C215 (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Berns . FKDL (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Michael Beerens (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


We couldn’t ID this artist. It bears a certain resemblance to ALIAS but we can’t say for sure.  (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Tragic Optimist . Gzup . Le Diamantaire . Mega Matt . Monsieur BMX (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Tragic Optimist (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Suriani (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Sebr (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Sara Conti (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Nemo (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Madame Moustache  (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Michael Kershnar  (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Monkey Bird . Le Diamanataire (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Hopare (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

Geoff’s account of his discovery in a heavily trafficked area known for Street Art in Paris recently. “Rue Déyonez is an active street for street art, with de facto legal walls on each side showing work from the most prolific Parisian artists. So I was walking up Rue Déyonez and this door was half open. I would not say it was exactly inviting but somehow I wiggled my way in. This guy named Pedro was in there with a friend, drinking tea.”


A quick scan reveals Warhol, Hendrix, Obama, Woody Allen at the clarinet, Freud, and of course Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks? Pedro’s Gallery (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

“I looked around and saw that the room was completely filled with stenciled paintings of (mostly) American figures such as Warhol, Obama, Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe, and lots of Jimi Hendrix. The smell of aerosol was intense, and I quickly concluded my host had never worn a protective mask in his working life. Pedro probably set up camp to capitalize on the flow of visitors to this concentrated display of street art. I didn’t quite catch where he was from originally and I don’t think it was France. He was certainly cordial. I poked around his rooms full of literally hundreds of stencils while he allowed me to ignore the PAS DE PHOTOS sign on the pole. I left with a (overpriced) stencil on a Paris map.”


Pedro’s Gallery (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Our sincere thanks to Geoff Hargadon for his contributions and for sharing with BSA readers his unique perspective and talent.


For more Street Art from Paris:

Paris Street Art : Spencer Elzey in Europe

Towering Gallery Full of Art to Be Demolished : “La Tour Paris 13″

Paris: A Mid-Summer Mural Art Dispatch


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Stencils of the Week 10.30.10


As chosen by Samantha Longhi of Stencil History X


Sr. X “Zombies” (Photo © Sr. X)


Zhe 155 (Photo © Zhe 155)


Ender “Artémis à l’arc (et à la flèche à ventouse)” (Photo © Ender)


Andrea Michaelsson/Btoy (Photo © Andrea Michalesson)


Jana & Js (Photo © Jana & Js)


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Galerie Ligne 13 Presents: Autoportraits Et Portraits Du Maitres (Paris, France)

Galerie Ligne 13

A l’heure où l’individualisme prime sur le collectif, où le culte du moi peut nous faire perdre la tête, il était tout naturel de s’intéresser à l’autoportrait. Doit-on le qualifier d’exhibitionnisme, de jubilation narcissique ou traduit-il tout simplement un clin d’œil amusé de l’artiste sur son propre miroir… qui lui renvoie forcément l’image d’un autre.
L’autoportrait nous interpelle, nous fascine, son côté « people » séduit notre côté voyeur car la mise en scène choisie par l’artiste – le lieu, le moment, l’attitude – sont autant de petits secrets qu’il nous livre sur sa personnalité. Ainsi les oreilles de Jef Aérosol, le gros havane de Spliff Gâchette, les fusils de Konny Steding, les humeurs de Gregos, les grimaces de Mimi The Clown, Mr Lolo et ses roses, les appareils photo de Jana et Js ou encore les empreintes de Pixal Parazit sèment une multitude de petits indices sur la personnalité des artistes.

L’autoportrait en quelques mots. Le genre a vu le jour sous la Renaissance et on attribue le premier autoportrait à Titien. Ces autoportraits coïncidaient alors le plus souvent avec le nouveau statut social du peintre. L’artiste est représenté dans son atelier, ou entrain de peindre. Mais c’est au XVIIe que l’exercice acquière ses lettres de noblesse avec Rembrandt, Velasquez… Par la suite tous les grands peintres ont laissé au moins un autoportrait puis l’influence de la psychanalyse au XXè siècle a particulièrement aidé au renouveau du genre (Van Gogh, Picasso, Bacon…). Se représenter est bien une tendance naturelle de l’être humain et la génération Street Art n’échappe pas au genre. Qu’il soit une représentation réelle de sa propre image, ou simplement une suggestion l’artiste aime jouer avec son image.

L’exposition réunira une trentaine d’autoportraits, et présentera également quelques portraits d’artistes, maîtres ou figures incontournables de leur époque : Gustav Klimt, Salvator Dali, Picasso, Epsylon Point…


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Stencils of the Week 09.18.10


We’re moving the Stencil Top 5 to Saturdays, hooray!


This one of a kind stencil by Penny called “Lexine” is a 7-layer hand cut piece on a steel bolt plate. (photo courtesy Stencil History X)


Image of Kngee © Luna Park courtesy of Stencil History X.


Very appropriate placement for this Ender piece in France, “Madone (Mariolle) à l’enfant”. (photo courtesy Stencil History X)


This one looks like Banksy and Blek mixed with  (photo © Wojofoto courtesy Stencil History X)


Here is an image of how Specter did his sidebust spot-jock unwanted collaboration with Faile, who told us Thursday night they thought it was funny and well done. See more about Specter’s latest project here on Huffington Post. (image courtesy Stencil History X)

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Stencil Top Five 06.08.10 from BSA


Stencil Top Five as chosen by Samantha Longhi of Stencil HistoryX featuring Penny, Ender, Clarke Nova, C215, and Grafeeney

Penny (image courtesy Stencil History X)
Street Artist “Penny” took it up in another notch by incorporating this broken garage door in Hackney fully into the plan for this hand-cut half-tone stencil.

Ender did this piece called “Le Cri d’Ender”

Clarke Nova
Clarke Nova’s six layer stencil.

C215’s daughter served again as a model for one of his stencils. “Nina” is on the side of this building in Montry, France (C215)


(all images courtesy Stencil History X)

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Stencil Top 5: 05.11.10 from BSA


The Stencil Top 5 as picked by Samantha Longhi of StencilHistoryX

Eimeme (Portugal) Visual Street Performance (VSP), Porto  Although London based artist Best Ever distinguished himself at the  highest point at the 6th edition of Visual Street Performance held in  Porto, as for stencil art, we discovered the Portuguese artist Eimeme. The VSP is a collective unifying event that combines music, lectures,  indoor and outdoor artworks. It is especially supported since 2005, the  year of its creation, by the young prodigy's national street art Vhils.
Portuguese stencil artist Eimeme shows this piece as part of the 6th Edition of “Visual Street Performance” held in Porto. The event combines music, lectures, indoor and outdoor artworks. Created in 2005 the event was the brainchild of street artist Vhils.

Dolk 4 Mai Outdoor stencil, Duoshow with M-City, Brooklynite Gallery, NYC copyright Becki Fuller
Dolk  (photo © Becki Fuller)

Ender 6 mai Portrait de Michel-Ange
“Portrait de Michel-Ange” by Ender

Czarnobyl 6 mai Fat Lady, solo show @ATM Gallery until May 29, 2010. Copyright urbanartcore
“Fat Lady” by Czarnobyl “Mutations” at the solo show at the ATM Gallery in Berlin (image © Urbanartcore)

Quasikunst Boulevard de Sébastopol, Paris 4e
Quasikunst on the Boulevard de Sébastopol in Paris

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ATM Gallery in Berlin

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Learn more about Visual Street Performance here

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