Wordless Wednesday: Gritty Graffiti in Brooklyn Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps By SandyCarlson - October 14, 2008 Wordless Wednesday Weekend Snapshot Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps Comments Indrani1:57 AMNice shot, Sandy!Those eyes have a lot to tell!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous2:50 AMexcellent work, very effectiveReplyDeleteRepliesReplythyme2:56 AMWow, 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!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyx3:33 AMstreet art must be great over your side of the world, sandy! this 1 is just beautiful. the person who made this is talented!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyNapaboaniya.Elaine Ling4:38 AMTalking eyes!!Happy Tuesday Sandy :)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyspacedlaw5:32 AMNiiiice.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplySusan at Stony River6:17 AMAt 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.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyRhonda Gales 6:57 AMSome of the best art work is found in the form of graffiti. Great shot.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyUnknown7:34 AMThis is GREAT! I have loved your previous graffiti but this one is even better!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous7:36 AMHi, Sandy. Thanks for the visit at my blog.That is a mysterious one!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous7:37 AMStunning!Simply stunning with all the red!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous8:21 AMThat is very powerful Sandy. Great find.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous8:49 AMWow more like fine art I'd say!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplymimi114608:58 AMNice shot..Beautiful art piece..ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLin Floyd9:19 AMreminds me of war in our streets...powerful image!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyNancy Bea Miller9:21 AMCool shot!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous9:44 AMVery 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.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplySnap Catch9:53 AMCool shot!!!! Have a great day! Hope you'll visit my corner too...ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyMojo9:54 AMI've seen some pretty impressive tag art before, but rarely is it this good. Remarkable. Truly.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyHeart of Rachel10:04 AMIt's a lovely form of art.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyanthonynorth10:18 AMExcellent. And yes, those eyes have history.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplytigerfish10:50 AMI was just reading the newspaper today about graffiti in Greece and they call it a tragedy. Hmmmm...ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyRiverPoet10:55 AMWow, 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 - DReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPERBS11:02 AMGuilty is in the eyes!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyQuiet Paths11:13 AMThere is some amazing street art out there. Very nice capture.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyKathy11:38 AMTo 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.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyCath12:55 PMGritty indeed. The eyes being doorways to the soul...ReplyDeleteRepliesReplywispy willow1:01 PMMy 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.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplySan1:52 PMI enjoy the way his eyes seem to be peering back to check out the latest additions to the graffiti display.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyjams o donnell2:42 PMGreat shot. A truly stunning piece of graffiti.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous5:02 PMOh, I'd love all graffiti to be as good as this :-)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAfter Hours6:21 PMSweet shot! Happy early Wednesday!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyMariposa6:40 PMNice shot...you did a good job here!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyChris6:50 PMtalented people out there ! ! nice shot.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPaul8:11 PMI like the gritty realism in his face, and the pain in his eyes...ReplyDeleteRepliesReplystan8:17 PMThat 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.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLe Butterfly9:04 PMLooks very life like.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous10:26 PMThat's a very cool shot!~ I love graffiti!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous10:34 PMlove this graffiti! :)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLori10:40 PMWow...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:)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous10:46 PMBeautiful photo! It's almost like it can speak!I'm gonna come back tomorrow and check out the rest of your site. (tired)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous10:54 PMThanks for visiting my WW entry! NIce one here :)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyYellowRose12:09 AMThose eyes are mesmerizing! I love this shot...tells a story, one you would want to sit down and hear. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyJim12:12 AMHi Sandy, those are some great artists budding here. I hope they don't get discouraged before they get well known (in the right way)...ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLara12:19 AMthese guys are so talented!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous12:37 AMwow, great shot!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous12:54 AMNow to me that's not graffitti, it's wall art.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous1:22 AMWow, I'm amazed at how elaborate that is. Street art is amazing. Happy WW.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplymagiceye1:46 AMthis is wonderful!!!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyUnknown1:49 AMi miss this grafitti posts of yours, sandy.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyShannon1:53 AMSome graffiti is so striking, and moving.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplysweetytots4:47 AMinteresting...my entries are here and heresweet..pretty..naughtyMemory FilledSweety totsReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAlways Been Different4:56 AMgood picture!Happy WW!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplylareine5:18 AMa very expressive face from very expressive hands... and the graffiti on the side gives the portrait an interesting angle to it...ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous6:11 AMAll 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.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous6:14 AMThis is about as artful as graffiti gets. Well done art and nice photography.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPretty Life Online6:28 AMCool one for wordless, Sandy... Hope you'll visit me back at my corner too... Happy WW!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyHootin' Anni6:41 AMWow...that is aMAZing!!!!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyCK Ng7:56 AMNice image. Happy WW! :)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous7:57 AMSince 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!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyDaisy8:32 AMIs that Spike Lee? (who is from Brooklyn, or as he called it, Crooklyn) Signs, signs, everywhere a signReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAndrea8:55 AMThat's graffitti? Wow...it's nice!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyRobin9:16 AMExcellent piece of artwork, grit really speaks to me lately.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyDNLee9:24 AMis that talib kweli?ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous9:48 AMWow, I really like this one.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyCynthia10:26 AMGood one!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplySusan Demeter1:06 PMWow! Stunning shot of this urban art! Happy WW and thanks so much for stopping by! :)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyBlack on Campus1:13 PMVery cool. Thanks for sharing this one.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplystoryteller1:53 PMWow … 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,ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyMeg Wolff3:27 PMBeautiful.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyUnknown5:16 PMWow, is that really graffiti?! Goes to show that art can be seen in everything. :)Happy WW to you!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous5:25 PMI cannot imagine how difficult it is to paint something that amazing as graffiti. Another great catch, Sandy.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplykuanyin3338:32 PMwonderful *gritty* photo!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplySandi McBride8:47 PMLooks like a movie poster...lovelySandiReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLori's Light Extemporanea11:12 AMThat's graffiti? Oh my!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPMKU12:17 PMThis is a great post for WW.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyMarilyn7:56 PMI wonder how they do that... you think they carry masking tape with them when the go out?ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAdd commentLoad more... Post a Comment Thanks for being here.