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Graffiti art painted over by graffiti

19 Apr

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This graffiti art shown above was painted by Uber5000 in 2012 on a building that faces Rush Lane, better known as Graffiti Alley. It is an east-west alley located between Augusta Avenue and Bathurst Street, south of Queen Street West. Uber5000 is a talented young artist from Nova Scotia, who has been commissioned to paint murals on many buildings in the downtown area. His murals are always lively, free-flowing and exceptionally colourful. Marine creatures and a cartoon-like chicken egg with wings, are often found in his murals. He also paints in realism, and these works can be viewed on his web site.

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These faces are to the left of the picture shown above, and are part of the same mural.

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This is another section of the same mural, showing the chicken-like cartoon character with wings. Small fish are also part of this mural.

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I noticed recently that the Uber5000 mural has been painted over with graffiti. It is a pity that the previous work on the wall was not respected. This is unfortunately the way of the graffiti scene.

To view the Home Page for this blog: https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/

To view posts about the Toronto graffiti scene:

Toronto graffiti murals amid the winter snows

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/graffiti-murals-in-toronto-amid-the-winter-snow-2012/

Uber5000 painting a building in Graffiti Alley

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/uber5000-has-new-graffiti-art-in-mcdougall-lane/

New commissioned mural by Uber5000 at 74 Denison Avenue

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/new-graffiti-mural-by-uber5000-on-dennison-avenue/

New mural on McCaul Street has traces of Diego Rivera

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/new-mccaul-st-mural-has-traces-of-diego-rivera/

Black and white graffiti in Kensington Market is unique

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/new-black-and-white-graffiti-art-in-kensington-market-is-unique/

McDougall Lane has a new graffiti display (Nov. 2012)

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/mcdougall-alley-has-a-new-display-of-graffiti-art/

The graffiti-decorated “hug-me-tree” on Queen Street West.

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/queen-street-wests-graffiti-adorned-hug-me-tree/

Graffiti in a laneway amid the colours of autumn

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/graffiti-amid-autumn-in-the-city/

A mural in the Kensington Market, with tongue-in-cheek humour:

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/clever-humorous-graffiti-in-the-kensington-market/

July of 2011, a post about the abstract expressionists.

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2011/08/06/abstract-expressionist-masters-at-the-ago-waste-of-time-or-meaningful/

August of 2012, comparing the work of the graffiti artist Uber5000 to the abstract expressionists.

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/09/17/in-graffiti-alley-torontos-artists-put-to-shame-new-york-abstract-expressionists/

A Torontonian’s view of Mexican graffiti art and graffiti

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/a-torontonian-viewing-mexican-graffiti-and-graffiti-art/

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2013 in Toronto

 

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