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Arty escape

                              This week, Seen in Los Angeles .

Arty escape

                              This week, Seen in Los Angeles .

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I love this one, Frank! What a great find, and presented perfectly... you've retained the color, while making it feel gritty...
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Elizabeth, yes, I used my gritty/colour filter, it worked well I thought. smile
  • Martine
  • France
  • 21 May 2018, 05:41
J'aime bien le dessin jaune.
Frank L Croston.: Me too, Martine.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 21 May 2018, 06:20
Graffiti such as this usually appeals to me Frank
Frank L Croston.: Me too, Chris, we get lots on the trains here too. Like a moving art gallery when you sit waiting for one to pass.
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 21 May 2018, 06:33
The artists have done this building a favour, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: I have to agree, Ray, no longer anonymous.
I wonder how they reached to do the R69?
Frank L Croston.: No idea, Bill, it's L.A. They may have
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 21 May 2018, 07:42
I like the clever OXO sign. Oh, perhaps that was an accident.
Frank L Croston.: Who knows, Andrew...It is good though.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 May 2018, 10:16
Not the glossy, brash feeling that you get with some parts of LA but I guess a lot of it is not like that. The graffiti has brightened up this building.
Frank L Croston.: I found it a city like most, a glossy exterior, but if you get behind that, very different.
Buildings are now considered canvasses for the artistically inclined, Frank. Love how you've treated this one.
Frank L Croston.: It seems so, Beverley, I'm mostly a fan of it. Thank you.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 May 2018, 14:13
Great stuff! What a find!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Anne, it was a bit hidden, I was pleased to find it.
these are street art Frank... well organized... R69L needed some ropes to paint his/hers....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: Certainly put some effort in, Peter.
A testament to some determined graffitists!
Frank L Croston.: Indeed, Tom.
Quite nice and certainly good in all it's parts.
Frank L Croston.: It would look worse without it, Mary.
I suppose it does brighten up what looks to be a dreary old building.
Frank L Croston.: Indeed, Brian, and makes for photo'
Looks good as a shot but a dump to live in.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Michael, I don't think they were apartments, but I wouldn't like to live there if they were.Though there was a good coffee place down the street. smile
I have been looking at tagging and urban graphic art for several years and hunt for it in each country I visit.

cities like Philly, NYC, Detroit have turned it into a commercial art with many individual artists creating their finished pieces

The largest I have seen so far is in Sao Paolo, Brazil

It is a very colorful painting honoring one of the country's most famous architects located in the center of the city on a 50 to 60 story tall building
Frank L Croston.: I love finding it, in the town I lived in in England they had a street art festival every year, people donated spaces around the town to be painted, large and small. It was great to photograph the artists at work.

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