7/05/2008

Seen on the Street...

A fixBuffalo friend has recently encouraged me to begin documenting another aspect of the city, street art. Here's the first installment of an emerging series of street scenes, projects i drive by everyday and have just begun to see. Here's the show.
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These pics and projects are from the City's east side. If you've seen others, let me know. I'll keep this series going.
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Art?!

Anonymous said...

Yes, art. Stop thinking like a damn missionary. Dare I say that the world does not revolve according to middle-class, liberal aesthetics.

Anonymous said...

missionary: nope
middle-class: wrong again
liberal: definitely not

Why would you even try to pigeonhole an anonymous commenter?

Anyway, graffiti is just decay. Doesn't Buffalo have enough rot?

Anonymous said...

I am usually just a lurker here but I have to respond...
I think the artwork in that picture is amazing, but everything has it's place...and the side of a building is not appropriate. I'm sorry, but a majority of people will find this to be distasteful, regardless of how good the work is. You want people to return to the area? Stop graffitti. Why couldn't the artist paint on paper or canvas?

Anonymous said...

You mean more like a billboard. Oh yes I can see your point. You'd love the new NOLA!!

Anonymous said...

How about some high-minded "graffitti" at the Knox? Something primitve and urban,,oh so chic!

Juli said...

I just recently moved here from Chicago and I have to say, I would rather see art on abandoned buildings. Isn't it preferable to plain old plywood and decay?

Anonymous said...

Sorry but I'd rather see neither of them, and if I had to pick one, I'd pick decay because decay can be fixed. This "building art" is a sign of the type of people in a neighborhood, and that type of person is usually linked to the lower class. If you want to improve the neighborhood and attract the middle class, you cannot promote lower class behavior. Why can't these buildings be fixed up to look the way they looked when these neighborhoods were vibrant thriving communities?

Anonymous said...

As mural advertisements back in a era forgotten, they would have been done by a wall dog artist. I believe that most of these would be a modern take on the wall dog artist, when reference a business, product, or a service.

Great that someone is documenting them, so many of them are lost and forgotten already in the City of Buffalo.