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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Ricky?

Here is something I've seen on some of my walks lately; it's not really graffiti but more like gratuitous art in that the public environment is not used as a canvas but as a gallery, a place to display art that is prepared elsewhere. Graffiti stencil art is a bit like this as well and perhaps there is a little Banksy inspiration in this. I'm not 100% sure about the subject here but I'm guessing it's Ricky of Trailer Park Boys fame.

6 comments:

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Interesting way to display art.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Dean Lewis said...

Yep, I'd say that is Ricky from TPB, and not another one from Vic West. :)
There is something obscurely profound about street grafitti, the old 'reading the writing on the wall' perhaps, or just the shared zeitgeist of it.
Or,.. maybe I need to read more 'real' literature. Hmm.

JoJo said...

That's pretty cool actually, although I don't recognize the face. Never saw Trailer Park Boys. Down here you can get fined if you put a sign on a telephone pole (or any city sign pole).

ngawangchodron said...

I have one of Bubbles and Conky!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ngawangchodron/4981765969/

Benjamin Madison said...

ngawangchodron - Now that is very interesting. It's the same artist for sure. ASTK. I found mine in Vic West, on Catherine Street near Esquimalt Road. Where did you find yours? And, are Randy and Mr. Lahey and Julian out there somewhere?

ngawangchodron said...

Bubbles and Conkey near Yates and Vancouver..
Technically this is a "paste up" in graffiti terminology