Monday, December 29, 2014

Art In The Park

This mural was done this autumn on the side of a house which borders Alexandra Park and which was a constant target for taggers. The city commissioned the artists Elicser (whose work I have shown many times) and Troy Lovegates (aka Other) to paint a piece and solve that problem but as you can see some of the taggers have been at the mural, a major no-no in the street art community.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

27 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Dang those taggers! I love the colours - bright and cheerful. Lots to see in this mural.

llandudnopictures said...

LOTS going on here!

Revrunner said...

I wouldn't mind a little abstract impressionism or even a little cubism.

VioletSky said...

I wonder if these taggers are known to the artists (they are, after all, leaving a calling card, so to speak!)

Luis Gomez said...

This is so wonderful Pat!

Gosia k said...

the most interesting is the face of a man

José Mendonça said...

Taggers are a plague! Nevertheless the mural is still great.

Lowell said...

This is quite a production! We just don't anything like this in Ocala - well, there's one city mural downtown but that's about it. It's too bad some nasties can't leave well enough alone!

Marleen said...

Great mural, it really brightens up the wall.

Sharon Anck said...

It sounds like there are some taggers around who do not know the rules! That really is too bad.

Tom said...

Great colors! Troy Lovegates has painted murals in Rochester, NY. Tom The Backroads Traveller

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wack needs to be whacked but good!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Hate those taggers! Great mural.

TexWisGirl said...

dang! colorful!

Halcyon said...

This is my kind of mural - LOTS of color!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I love street art but hate those taggers that clearly haven't got the talent to do anything else! I love visiting the graffiti tunnel in London where the street artists keep going over the taggers.

Cloudia said...

Bill Murray? Very nice, and at least respected to some extent by the vandals (who must aspire to such themselves, eh?)



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cieldequimper said...

I'm not sure what connects all these people but I love the colours and expressions!

Stephanie said...

Love the creative flow on this art. Beautiful capture!

Gerald (SK14) said...

shame about the taggers

Taken For Granted said...

That is a fine looking mural, but it is terrible that taggers have defaced it.

William Kendall said...

Quite a visual. Hopefully it stops the taggers.

Linda said...

Great colors! Some people have no respect though.

Randy said...

Wow, that can keep your eyes busy for awhile.

Jack said...

Even though this painting has some appeal, it is sad that people in Toronto have to paint murals on the side of buildings in an attempt to deter taggers. It is even sadder that the taggers won't leave it alone.

Laura. M said...

A beautiful mural !!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I like the psychedelic feel to the composition. Hate the tagging. Thanks, Pat, for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.