This laneway that extends north from Richmond Street, west of Portland, seems to be one of the favourites of Rick Mercer when he gives his “rants’ about some issue or other. Another alley he frequently employs runs parallel with Queen Street West, extending from Portland to Bathurst Street. He writes the material for the “rants” himself, and walks past the graffiti in the laneway as he talks. You may recognize some of the graphics below. Most of them were created by Uber5000, one of the most prolific graffiti artists in the city. You may recognize some of the artwork below from the Rick Mercer Show.
To view others posts about the Toronto graffiti scene:
New graffiti art in McDougall Lane
The graffiti-decorated “hug-me-tree” on Queen Street West.
Graffiti in a laneway amid the colours of autumn
A mural in the Kensington Market, with tongue-in-cheek humour:
In July of 2011, I placed a post on this blog about the abstract expressionists. At that time, there was an exhibition of their work at the AGO. I received comments from readers who strongly disagreed with the post. Their opinions were indeed valid, but the ideas expressed in the post may also have validity. To view this post:
In August of 2012 I placed another post in which I compared the work of the graffiti artist Uber5000 to the abstract expressionists. This too became a controversial post.
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