Tag Archive for street art

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … colorful, character-rich burners by Siek and Daver

Weather records show that the first week of January was Baltimore’s coldest start to any year over the past 140+ years. In a word – bbbrrrrrr! Few folks ventured outside. Fortunately, things warmed up enough to entice artists, writers, and this photographer back outdoors.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … new mural by Nether for Arts+Parks

On a cold morning mid-month, Charm City Streets visited Nether on site of the latest Arts + Parks mural project. Located on the corner of East Madison Street at North Curley, the main mural illustrates the cultural history of this Eastside neighborhood. In the late 1900s and early 20th century, it grew to handle the wave of newly-arrived Czech immigrants and soon became known as Little Bohemia or Bohemia Village. Two

BROOKLYN BURNERS II

Headlining today’s post – an eye-catching piece by California-based Madsteez

Today Charm City Streets presents the second half of the graffiti encountered last week during its tour of Brooklyn.

BROOKLYN BURNERS I

Headlining today’s post … Get fresh – detail from a burner by Mast

Today’s post presents the first half of the burners, characters, and intricate graffiti pieces Charm City Streets encountered last week during its tour of Brooklyn.

A MURDER OF MURALS

Headlining today’s post … what big, sharp, numerous teeth you have by Shark Toof

There are numerous fascinating collective nouns for birds such as a commotion of coots, a conspiracy of ravens, a grumbling of wild turkeys, and a squabble of gulls. I bring this to your attention because there must be a more interesting even spellbinding phrase to describe a collection of street art pieces – rather than simply saying murals. I propose paraphrasing the collective noun for crows and say a murder of murals. Before there is any grumbling or squabbling or calling me an old coot, one has to agree the images below clearly demonstrate the artists walloped those walls and set them aflame. In a word, they murdered these murals.

A CORNUCOPIA OF WHEATPASTES IN BROOKLYN

Headlining today’s post … a dope collaboration by City Kitty, D7606 and Arrex Skulls

Shortly after Thanksgiving my family gave me an early Christmas present: an all-expenses-paid trip to Brooklyn. Thanks to their generosity I spent 4 days late last week photographing street art in and around Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … Klaatu barada nikto –
a galactic graff writer by Daver sports cool shades

Global warming affecting Baltimore! Many days this month the weather was more spring-like than early winter-like, and so art in public spaces bloomed all around the city much like an unexpected bumper crop of spring flowers

MISS MANNERS WOULD LIKELY DISAPPROVE

Headlining today’s post … the Hormone Monster by Noah

Every few months for several years now, graffiti writer Noah has fashioned an eye-catching new piece in Baltimore’s Graffiti Alley. Dope characters such as Rocko the Dog, Spongebob Squarepants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or a pipe-smoking sea captain often accompany his artwork.

WOMEN OF PROPERTY

Headlining today’s post … Women of property in Remington by Gaia

Baltimore’s globetrotting artist Gaia, with a helping hand from local artist Brandon Buckson, created a captivating new mural last week on the corner of W 26th Street and Hampden Avenue in Remington.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … this thought-provoking roller visible in a couple of spots along I-83

Brazilian artist Alex Senna, with collaborative support from Section 1 Project and Urban Walls Brazil, created a fascinating new mural on Union Street in Woodberry. Entitled Oh, Baltimore ain’t hard just to live?, the mural depicts three children playing with a small fire that’s generating a lot of smoke. To see more of Senna’s artwork, visit his website.