Whether what I show here should be classified as urban art, street art, graffiti, tags... is open to discussion. These are some examples that I have recently found, mainly in the north-eastern part of Paris. Most of this is done by artists unknown to me, although a few items by Dacruz, Mesnager, Mosko, Jeff Aerosol... are there. (You may also refer to some previous posts about "urban art" and "graffiti".)
Some of you may feel that this shouldn't be. Well, if you see on which kind of walls this has been done, it may definitely be acceptable, the only worry may even be that a lot of this will soon be gone, being on walls which will not last for long. What can be regretted in my mind is that some of the works have been tagged on top by others.
Since some time it seems to be a fashion to decorate the delivery vans, especially those which deliver the open or covered market places. These trucks are of course more easily accesible for "decoration" than trains, metro cars... It seems that most of this is made in agreement with the van owners, but this may sometimes be questionable.
My previous blog, PHO, was in operation for a year as from March 2007. It contains similar posts as this one, basically talking about different well known or more secrete sites in Paris. You can reach it by clicking HERE.
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If you look for someone in Paris who can open doors which normally may be closed, who knows everything about the history of Paris, you can contact Marc Soléranski, lecturer and historian, phone +33 1 42 78 14 96. email@example.com