Wordless Wednesday: Gritty Graffiti in Brooklyn



Wordless Wednesday

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  1. Nice shot, Sandy!
    Those eyes have a lot to tell!

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  2. Anonymous2:50 AM

    excellent work, very effective

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  3. Wow, that is a good one!

    Is it "wild" or is it sponsored?

    I love this form of art, it is so much more effective than hanging it in a museum!

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  4. street art must be great over your side of the world, sandy! this 1 is just beautiful. the person who made this is talented!

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  5. Talking eyes!!
    Happy Tuesday Sandy :)

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  6. At first I thought he was a soldier; that's the general 'look' of his clothing, expression, and even the pose of looking over his shoulder.

    Then I thought, duh, there's a NY on his cap, he's home in a NY street. Then I realised the soldier impression was actually quite appropriate.

    It's great stuff. You know whoever did this could be a great portrait artist, in the right place and time...and that not everyone finds the right place and time for themselves and their art.

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  7. Some of the best art work is found in the form of graffiti. Great shot.

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  8. This is GREAT! I have loved your previous graffiti but this one is even better!

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  9. Anonymous7:36 AM

    Hi, Sandy. Thanks for the visit at my blog.
    That is a mysterious one!

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  10. Anonymous7:37 AM

    Stunning!
    Simply stunning with all the red!

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  11. Anonymous8:21 AM

    That is very powerful Sandy. Great find.

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  12. Anonymous8:49 AM

    Wow more like fine art I'd say!

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  13. Nice shot..Beautiful art piece..

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  14. reminds me of war in our streets...powerful image!

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  15. Anonymous9:44 AM

    Very powerful and intriguing image. I always think of graffiti as so impermanent, each person's work continuously added to and painted over by the next one (or perhaps by the city)so it's kind of a mind-bender to see something like this, which displays much talent and time, and know it won't last. The only thing I can think of in comparison are the beautiful Tibetan or Hopi sand 'paintings.' Perhaps the person in this portrait knows something about impermanence, too - those eyes.

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  16. Cool shot!!!! Have a great day! Hope you'll visit my corner too...

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  17. I've seen some pretty impressive tag art before, but rarely is it this good. Remarkable. Truly.

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  18. It's a lovely form of art.

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  19. Excellent. And yes, those eyes have history.

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  20. I was just reading the newspaper today about graffiti in Greece and they call it a tragedy. Hmmmm...

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  21. Wow, some of these graffiti artists are so talented. Too bad there aren't a few of them around here. All we see under our bridges is gang signs. :-(

    Peace - D

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  22. Guilty is in the eyes!

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  23. There is some amazing street art out there. Very nice capture.

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  24. To think of having the talent to be able to paint a wall like that. Thanks for sharing a view from another world. We don't have anything like that here in the hills of VA.

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  25. Gritty indeed. The eyes being doorways to the soul...

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  26. My heart aches for this artist. Is this picture superimposed on top of a wall of graffiti? The corners are so defined and I see that it's signed.

    If, in fact, it is just as it appears we have a talented artist with more than one story to tell. And he has a limited audience. His frustration...at life as he sees it...and at not being able to share his vision and message to the degree that he'd like is sad indeed.

    Whatever the circumstance, the post is powerful and beautifully done.

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  27. I enjoy the way his eyes seem to be peering back to check out the latest additions to the graffiti display.

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  28. Great shot. A truly stunning piece of graffiti.

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  29. Anonymous5:02 PM

    Oh, I'd love all graffiti to be as good as this :-)

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  30. Sweet shot! Happy early Wednesday!

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  31. Nice shot...you did a good job here!

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  32. talented people out there ! ! nice shot.

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  33. I like the gritty realism in his face, and the pain in his eyes...

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  34. That shot would look great as a framed image on my wall!

    thanks for the note on my blog. Yeah. I will find my sleep when my graduating class kids have sat for their paper next Tue.

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  35. Looks very life like.

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  36. Anonymous10:26 PM

    That's a very cool shot!~ I love graffiti!

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  37. Anonymous10:34 PM

    love this graffiti! :)

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  38. Wow...that is good. Its amazing what they can do once they put their mind to it. Happy WW my friend and thanks for stopping by:)

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  39. Anonymous10:46 PM

    Beautiful photo! It's almost like it can speak!

    I'm gonna come back tomorrow and check out the rest of your site. (tired)

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  40. Anonymous10:54 PM

    Thanks for visiting my WW entry! NIce one here :)

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  41. Those eyes are mesmerizing! I love this shot...tells a story, one you would want to sit down and hear.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Hi Sandy, those are some great artists budding here. I hope they don't get discouraged before they get well known (in the right way).
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  43. these guys are so talented!

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  44. Anonymous12:37 AM

    wow, great shot!

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  45. Anonymous12:54 AM

    Now to me that's not graffitti, it's wall art.

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  46. Anonymous1:22 AM

    Wow, I'm amazed at how elaborate that is. Street art is amazing. Happy WW.

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  47. this is wonderful!!!

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  48. i miss this grafitti posts of yours, sandy.

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  49. Some graffiti is so striking, and moving.

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  50. a very expressive face from very expressive hands... and the graffiti on the side gives the portrait an interesting angle to it...

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  51. Anonymous6:11 AM

    All the great graffiti artists must live near you Sandy! All we have here are some bad words and hopscotch games in front of the neighbor's house.

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  52. Anonymous6:14 AM

    This is about as artful as graffiti gets. Well done art and nice photography.

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  53. Cool one for wordless, Sandy... Hope you'll visit me back at my corner too... Happy WW!

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  54. Wow...that is aMAZing!!!!

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  55. Nice image. Happy WW! :)

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  56. Anonymous7:57 AM

    Since I am from Chicago, I have no particular esteem for the Yankees. But his expression under that cap must have matched many on Yankee Fans, after Steinbrenner offered Joe Torre a pittance contract to get rid of him, and Torre went to the Dodgers and (again) got them into the playoffs this year. Maybe Torre wasn't your problem, George.

    Great picture, Sandy!

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  57. Is that Spike Lee? (who is from Brooklyn, or as he called it, Crooklyn)

    Signs, signs, everywhere a sign

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  58. That's graffitti? Wow...it's nice!

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  59. Excellent piece of artwork, grit really speaks to me lately.

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  60. is that talib kweli?

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  61. Anonymous9:48 AM

    Wow, I really like this one.

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  62. Wow! Stunning shot of this urban art! Happy WW and thanks so much for stopping by! :)

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  63. Very cool. Thanks for sharing this one.

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  64. Wow … such incredible talent out there!!! Thanks for capturing and sharing. I'm 'almost wordless' at Sacred Ruminations today ... rather Whimsically Wordy at Small Reflections where I also left a little something for all my ‘bloggy friends’ and that (of course) includes you ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  65. Wow, is that really graffiti?! Goes to show that art can be seen in everything. :)

    Happy WW to you!

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  66. Anonymous5:25 PM

    I cannot imagine how difficult it is to paint something that amazing as graffiti. Another great catch, Sandy.

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  67. wonderful *gritty* photo!

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  68. Looks like a movie poster...lovely
    Sandi

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  69. This is a great post for WW.

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  70. I wonder how they do that... you think they carry masking tape with them when the go out?

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