Christmas Graffiti.

In the spirit of the season here’s some Christmas graffiti.

Here’s a reindeer.

 

007Here’s a tree. O Tannenbaum! If this tree looks familiar it’s because it greatly resembles another work I’ve written about previously that’s just a few blocks away from this one. I’d really love to know who the artist is.

008And finally you may not consider this graffiti, but it is a public work of art.

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13 Comments

  1. Sandra

    I love the little white tree. You should graffiti your name next to it. I bet the artist would come out from under the shadows then.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      That is a brilliant idea! If I join them in their graffiti then hopefully they’ll trust me enough to answer the million or so questions I have without being afraid that I’ll rat them out to the cops.

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  2. Ann Koplow

    Thanks for the holiday spirit, Chris.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Thank you, Ann, for bringing your holiday spirit here.

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  3. educational mentorship

    I love the reindeer, but i”m pretty sure the tree is a pot plant. I could be mistaken. Either way, it’s very well-rendered and if based on a real life model, will give someone a very mellow Christmas!

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I never thought of that but now I can see it that way. The one I wrote about previously looks kind of like a pot plant too, although taller and like it’s had some of its lower leaves stripped off. I thought it was an environmental statement. Now I’m beginning to think it’s a campaign for legalization.

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  4. Judy Chambers

    Thanks so much for encouraging me to see graffiti as art. I was fascinated by all the graffiti in Europe and now wish I had captured some of it by taking pictures. JC

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I wish you’d captured some too. Putting graffiti against the backdrop of European art history would be a lot of fun, especially since European tourists–well, Roman and Greek travelers really–pretty much invented graffiti. There are Egyptian monuments where Greek travelers from Aristotle’s time stopped to chisel their names into the rock.

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  5. Margot

    That reindeer looks appropriately sullen, given its placement on a dumpster of spent cooking oil. Poor thing.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      That is pretty sad. I hope it’s getting ready to move on. Hopefully it will join its friend here.

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  6. M. Firpi

    These seem to have been done in a moment. Still interesting though. Graffiti artists in Canada get incentives for painting good murals.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      That’s a very good idea. I have very mixed feelings about graffiti because obviously people have a desire to express themselves but I think there should be a way to do it without defacing property.

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      1. M. Firpi

        There are the youngsters who take a spray can and goof around. Then there are the muralists, who actually get comissioned to paint excellent murals and have their own websites. Unfortunately, not all cities of the world get to see these murals, so graffiti is often associated with vandalism.

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