Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #170: Street Art

This week, Patti invites us to explore art–outdoors, in the park, on the street–for all to enjoy. When we travel, I often notice murals, graffiti, new public art on display.

A huge winged book held aloft twenty-five feet above the ground, with massive wings outstretched as if in flight by Anselm Kiefer, titled Uraeus. Rockefeller Center, NYC.

Cowboy sculpture, Dallas, TX

Nearly 80,000 Blue Tiles Line an Amsterdam Tunnel. The tunnel is10-meter-wide tunnel and is split into two halves, bicycle lanes on one side and a slightly raised walkway on the other:

Unlike other markets in Japan, Osaka food market is colorful, fun, and busy. You can taste many international food.

Patti takes us to Paris, London, Vancouver to see various public art. She encourages us to photos of street art in places near and far. Be sure to include a link to Patti’s post and use the “Lens-Artists” tag so we can easily find your post in the Reader.

Many thank to I. J. Khanewala for showing and reminding us to take delight in accidents and ordinary things. I have learned much from all of you and your photos to appreciate the beauty of the ordinary.

Next week, it’s Ann-Christine’s turn to lead LAPC #171, so please stop by her site next Saturday.

 

56 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #170: Street Art

  1. Great selection, and happy memories of my own visit to Osaka 🙂 I have some photos of some amazing ‘creatures’ on the restaurants there which I should share some time – thanks for the inspiration!

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    • They do change the street arts in NYC, I don’t visite there often though. Lots of international food vendors in this Osaka market. It was hard to find a place to sit and eat. 🙂

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  2. Your examples of outdoor art are so much fun, Amy. I am a big admirer or outdoor art whenever I encounter it. It always surprises and interests me. You contributions really hit the mark with the photo challenge. 🙂

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  3. I loved all of these, Amy. Although I’ve seen lots of Western sculptures, both in and outdoors, I’ve never seen this one. I love the tunnel idea but I’d be tempted to go too slowly so that I could see everything. 🙂 That first one is enormous and very cool. The Japanese market art reminds me of those little dragons/sea monster sculptures you can get for your home with three or four parts that are all separate but make it appear that part of the creature is underwater (or under the table.) 🙂

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    • Good morning, Janet. There are many Western sculptures in the Dallas area. This one is located at the Stockyard, Fort Worth right infront of the Drover Hotel. I didn’t know about the dragon scultprues that you can get with three, four parts… 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Well Amy, I must admit I’ve been to Rockefeller Center’s plaza zillions of times and have never seen that statue. Is it new? Is it permanent? I shall have to consult the Google (as my husband would say!) . Loved your examples, especially the last. So clever the way the dragon (?) weaves in and out of the building

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  5. Great captures, Amy! I love the street art in Osaka and Amsterdam. Great finds! I wish I had seen the giant book in Rockefeller Center. I missed that one. Maybe when we go back to New York in December I’ll find some more street art/public art there. Enjoy the day and the week!

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  6. Excellent selections Amy. I love the Amsterdam tiles. Amazing! Book on wings is thoughtful too. I passed through a book market in Madrid this morning. Sooooo many books, and people browsing. That’s a good thing.

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