Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

I'm a little late ... but better late than never I guess.

I found more graffiti I just had to share ... in Union Lane just off the Bourke St Mall to be exact. Right in the middle of the city ... literally.

This time it's a huge installation ... a satirical piece on taggers (rather than graffiti artists). They're portrayed as sinister, ghoulish entities ... the whole thing's in macabre grey with the exception of a huge splash of red (for today's theme of course). The project is also so large I couldn't photograph it in one go. The lane's just too small to allow me to do that.

So here it is in snatches ... the glorious splash of red emanating from the paint can of the first ghoulish tagger.


The red's been thrown towards these graffitists. I particularly love this character at the bottom. Look at him hiding his face behind the bandanna ... and the serious hardware to cut fences etc.


Standing on his shoulders is this guy stretching across to tag a wall.


Here's a better shot of the three of them ... and sadly defaced by taggers. They just can't help themselves.


And at the top right is this strange character stretching across from the window painting the wall. Perhaps he's preparing the surface for future work?


For more glorious redness ... visit Mary at Work of the Poet.

13 comments:

Jew Wishes said...

What great shots of the graffiti. And, the bits of red really pop out!

Christine said...

Beautiful graffiti shots. I love the red. One of my sons used to be a graffiti artist (now he's in art school), so I can really appreciate these images. Thanks for the visit!

RyHeAnNe said...

So artistic, love it.

Jama said...

in Singapore , graffiti is frown upon, anyone caught doing that in a public space are liable for a hefty fine and jail term. Can even be cane. That's how we managed to keep our city free of graffiti. Of course there are graffiti artists here, who did their art on private property, at the invitation of the owner.

Cacai M. said...

Beautiful wall paintings! Ooh that taggers huh though the red makes it cool perfect for ruby.. :) whatever happens, still a happy ruby Tuesday! :)
Here's mine:
My Ruby Tuesday: Red flowers, Etc

Visit me, yah? ;-)

Amber said...

I'm a sucker for graffiti. And this was a great find! Love the guy painting out the graffiti...those artists just keep getting more clever, don't they!

Life Ramblings said...

what an interesting work of art.

ilanadavita said...

Thanks for sharing this interesting series.

Lady Demeter said...

That's awesome! Perfect for RT and very artistic, I love it :)
And thanks for visiting!

CurlyPops said...

I really like intelligent graffiti like this one. I hope I get a chance to see it while it still survives!

Lucka said...

Very interesting graffiti!

EG Wow said...

This graffiti made me smile. Often it makes me grit my teeth. :)

Dave said...

very creative and artistic.