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  • Culture

    Wild at art

    By Amy Collins 02 September 2015

    ART comes in many forms. The visible, the audible, and of course the edible. A perfect croissant is a true art form after all. Whatever art form you’re currently worshipping, it’s good to remember it doesn’t have to live in a museum or any sort of venue that requires payment. The streets of Paris agree. Everywhere you turn, you can find some truly beautiful and inspiring art on the walls. Street art at its finest.

    A coffee in one hand, that perfect croissant in the other, we’ve toured Paris to give you our favourites.

    Featured above is Spanish Artist David de la Mano’s commissioned work, on rue Jenner in Paris’ 13th arrondissement. The work that depicts human-like figures coming together to create a human face is designed to let the audience create meaning. David likes to let everyone interpret his work in his or her own way. Image via undergroundparis.org

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    American artist Frank Shepard Fairey (aka Obey) known for his Barack Obama election poster creates a stunning graphic art style piece of a woman in the 13th arrondissement, on boulevard Vincent Auriol.

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    Found on the wall of Place du Marché in Vitry-sur-Seine, this lifelike piece is by a Belgian street artist.  Asked to create an image for the neighbourhood, it’s clear this piece of work fits perfectly with the surrounding greenery.

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    Remember when the bridge between the Louvre and Rive Gauche of Paris was filled with all those padlocks, locking away lovers’ promises? When the mayor removed these locks, they were replaced with something else. It now holds a range of images from a number of different artists. The above picture speaks to the bridge’s history perfectly. Image via undergroundparis.org

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    From Christian Guémy, this piece, with his signature, the pseudonym C215, can be found at 141 boulevard Auriol. It demonstrates his beautiful stencil style work. If you follow more of his art, you’ll notice this isn’t the only cat he’s plastered on walls for all to see.

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    A second piece from Guémy aka C215. This cute depiction of young love sits on a building in Vitry-sur-Seine. We dare you not to smile.

    Where’s your favourite piece of Paris street art?