Some of you may have understood that I’m quite interested in Urban Art, Street Art… , when it’s done properly at adapted places. There have been a number of posts on this type of art already.
Street Art is today getting some support from local authorities, sponsors, with special events like the “Lézarts de la Bièvre” … Another example is “Le Mur” (The Wall), which you can find on Rue Oberkampf. It all started a bit unofficially, when a billboard situated here was more and more often used by street artists. This became “accepted” and since four years it’s “official”, even sponsored or supported by the City of Paris, the Cartier Foundation, Centre Pompidou, Canal+… and administered by an association, M.U.R. (Modulable Urbain Réactif). Some administration is needed; so many artists would like to expose here, although their creations mostly will be replaced by another one after a week or two.
I went there last week and met one of the more well known urban artists, FKDL … (I found that the young lady, leaving the nearby café for a phone call, fitted well to the background.)
…. just before his collages would be replaced by a creation by JANA & JS (janaundjs). It was more or less raining and getting dark, but there was a small crowd to watch the progress of the work, including some representatives of M.U.R., some other urban artists, a friend who has a blog specialized on urban art and also can accompany during a walk in some interesting areas of Paris (see her site) … and of course Jana and JS.