Monday, April 9, 2012

Royal Graffiti


This is another of my discoveries along the commercial laneways off Queen St West. I am not sure what the reference is other than playing cards but it gave me a real smile when I happened upon it. No idea who the artist is but it is unfortunate that some fool decided to blast across the middle of it with black paint!
Taking part in Monday Murals. For more murals click here.

24 comments:

VioletSky-Sightlines said...

you could have said ...some 'joker'! that style looks familiar, he must have other works around that I have seen.

Paul in Powell River said...

The first thing that hit me was Alice and Through-The-Looking-glass, but first impressions are misleading.

LĂșcia said...

I thought about the crazy Queen of Alice in Wonderlands... But I like this King anyway! ;-)
It's a pity someone damaged this beautiful work...

Lowell said...

What a great graphic! I almost laughed out loud when I first saw it. And yes, there are too many damn fools in this world!

JM said...

Fantastic! Whatever it means, I love it! :-)

Deb said...

A fun find, like the way the windows are incorporated in the design.

EG CameraGirl said...

Too bad someone couldn't resist adding his mark. It's a fun mural just the same, though.

Gunn said...

great find!:)

NixBlog said...

It is an amusing mural, Pat. As you say it's amazing what idiots will do for nothing else than a malicious desire to be destructive.

Eyeliquor said...

Very nice Red Pat!
I pity the fool ;)

Andy said...

It gave me smile.

La Principessa Errante said...

Okay - this ranks right up there as one of my favorites. What a great sense of humor, and the skeletal joker is really awesome. Love the way they used the boarded up windows. Great capture!

Nellies said...

What a fun little creature, it made me smile from the thumbnail, and even more when I saw it on your site. I think I like the crown best :-). Thanks for sharing.

ewok1993 said...

it's thought provoking that's what it is. pretty neat.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Very humorous. The King must be a caricature of a real person, don't you think? I don't know what the message is either. But an interesting composition that must have meaning for insiders. Thanks, Pat, for participating in this week's Monday Mural.

Halcyon said...

Funny one!

Randy said...

What a chubby little thing.

Madge Bloom said...

Love that...

Francisca said...

Like others, my mind turned to Alice with the playing cards. Perhaps there is a political message there? It's a wonderful mural and we coud use less narcissistic jokers in this world.

llandudnopictures said...

There's always one... another great mural!

Sharon said...

This one is just fun!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

A unique mural for sure. I find the Joker quite interesting. Thanks for the comment on my mural - goats playing cards.

Ebie said...

The joker's face looked a bit scary.

But the whole mural is very nice.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like it Pat, even though the joker is a wee bit scary!!