SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: BE HUMBLE, BE NOBLE

The Brunswig Drug Company is an historic structure located at 383 5th Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter

This is a theatre with history in the heart of the Gaslight district. Built 1887.

The USS Midway was the longest-serving aircraft carrier in the 20th century. Named after the climatic Battle of Midway of June 1942, Midway was built in only 17 months, but missed World War II by one week when commissioned on September 10, 1945. Midway was the first in a three-ship class of large carriers that featured an armored flight deck and a powerful air group of 120 planes. -midway.org

“Orange Tree”

National Register #80000845 McClintock Storage Warehouse 1202 Kettner Boulevard San Diego Built 1925 The McClintock Storage Warehouse is one of the few remaining examples of a large commercial warehouse from an era which saw a tremendous growth of commerce in San Diego. It was designed by architect Herbert Palmer in the same period and same Mission Revival style as the adjacent Santa Fe Depot. The structure was built of reinforced concrete for strength, permanence and fire resistance. The builder, William Ernest Kier, was a giant in the construction industry, who built such structures as the Grand Coulee and Coolidge Dams. When the building opened in 1925, it was the site of the Greater San Diego Exposition, an exhibition of local merchants, manufacturers and automobile dealers. – noehill.com
Space Invader 👾 up high on Kettner Blvd.

“Breaking the Chains ⛓ “ by Mel Edwards, in tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Little Italy

In the vicinity of West Ivy Street in San Diego’s Little Italy district often comment on a mural painted on the brick wall visible from India Street (and the Ballast Point tasting room). The mural depicts a can of Ben-Hur drip coffee (best for all methods, vacuum packed to protect freshness), complete with its logo of a chariot and four charging horses. The mural seems to be old – the Ben-Hur brand of coffee and spices originated as a tie-in to the popular 1925 silent movie and disappeared in the 1950s – but it actually dates from 1982. However, it does mark the building where the popular coffee was once produced and which was home to what is considered to be the first coffee company in San Diego. Built 1913. -thewebsters.us
Washington Elementary School’s STEAM students dreamed up a Mona Lisa mural — modeled after the very popular children’s video game, Minecraft, a game where you can build virtually anything with bricks. The mural was named “Mine-A-Lisa” and was constructed out of 1,600 painted squares to emulate the bricks in Minecraft that come together to create a 20-by-20-foot masterpiece.

Sep19. San Diego CA 🇺🇸

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA STREET ART: WALK PAST AND BREATHE IN MY INVISIBILITY

April2018. Los Angeles, California

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (MELROSE) STREET ART: BROKEN RECORD

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“One who has a WHY to live for can bear almost any how.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
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https://www.instagram.com/alecmonopoly/
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https://www.instagram.com/mrramano/
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https://www.instagram.com/dirtcobain/
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WORDS are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
― Rudyard Kipling

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If memory serves, this Simpsons’ mural is by artist Gift Davis.

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A simpler time

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From ‘heroes’ to “zero’s” ~ Harassment is not OK, boys.
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You Will Know My Name, 1drlust
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Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it. – Salvador Dali
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Adam Dare (Love Bunny), fnnch (Honey Bear), and Dirt Cobain (prescription bottle).
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Artist based in San Francisco, CA. https://www.instagram.com/fnnch/

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“White Buffalo, Calf Woman” by BANDIT STREET ART. https://www.instagram.com/banditstreetart/
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Artist Jake Merten. https://www.instagram.com/lookatart/
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https://www.instagram.com/snyderart/

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BROKEN RECORD. “The more you talk about it, rehash it, rethink it, cross analyze it, debate it, respond to it, get paranoid about it, compete with it, complain about it, immortalize it, cry over it, kick it, defame it, stalk it, gossip about it, pray over it, put it down or dissect its motives it continues to rot in your brain. It is dead. It is over. It is gone. It is done. It is time to bury it because it is smelling up your life and no one wants to be near your rotted corpse of memories and decaying attitude. Be the funeral director of your life and bury that thing!”

 

― Shannon L. Alder

 

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Mia Wallace, Pulp Fiction. https://www.instagram.com/honor719/
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I loved Lucy.

 

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Time is just a blur for me. I don’t know what – I don’t even know where I am sometimes.

 

Frank Gehry

 

 

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Madonna by https://www.instagram.com/silvioalino/
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https://www.instagram.com/lmnopimaize/

7apr18. Melrose, Los Angeles, CA

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (MELROSE) STREET ART: THE SOUL THAT SEES BEAUTY…

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“A person, or primate, that combines contradictory features.”                                             (‘Primate Loves Beans and Toast’ is another sticker collaboration between myself and NYC-based artist, Joseph Meloy.)
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Citizen Rose 

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Pretty amazing that someone got up there and bombed (graff-tagged) the billboard. Kudos, “MEAT.”

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“Primate Loves Beans and Toast” https://www.josephmeloy.com

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https://www.instagram.com/_colejenkins/

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https://www.instagram.com/punkmetender/
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Interesting dichotomy…

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“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.”  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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https://www.instagram.com/1skr/

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We’re all animals.

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https://www.instagram.com/kaiart/ and https://www.instagram.com/wrdsmth/

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“I fall in love every day. Not with people but with situations.”                                                              Amy Winehouse

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https://www.instagram.com/megzany/

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Nostalgia 

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7apr18. Melrose, Los Angeles, CA

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (MELROSE) STREET ART: MADE IN AMERICA

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“Who’s the real Monkey Man?” sticker collaboration between myself and NYC artist, Joseph Meloy. https://www.instagram.com/theprimatenyc/

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A Hollywood landmark since 1939
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“Life is all arrivals and departures.”
Karen Joy Fowler

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On his IG page: Speak from your heart, write it on the wall and never fear your truth. If you’re suffering from depression call 877-726-4727 https://www.instagram.com/trustyscribe/
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“Nothing is forbidden until you ask for permission” https://www.instagram.com/hijackart/

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7apr18. Melrose and Fairfax. Los Angeles, CA.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (MELROSE) STREET ART: OL’ BLUE EYES by ALEX ‘ALI’ GONZALEZ

https://aligonzalezart.com

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https://www.instagram.com/alex_ali_gonzalez/

7apr18. Melrose – Los Angeles, CA

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA STREET ART: DECOLONIZE & CHILL

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Tristan Eaton. DTLA. Arts District. At The Container Yard. https://www.instagram.com/tristaneaton/

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JR. “JR is a pseudonymous photographer and graffiti artist. He is best known for fly- papering photocopies of his art onto the streets.” https://www.instagram.com/jr/
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“WRDSMTH. WRDSMTH is a Los Angeles-based street artist of unverified identity known for his iconic image of a vintage typewriter with different sheets of inspirational text.” https://www.instagram.com/wrdsmth/

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“Solomon Souza (born 1993) is a British-Israeli street artist. He is best known for spray painting portraits of contemporary and historical figures on the metal shutters of the Mahane Yehuda Market (“The Shuk“) in Jerusalem, turning them into an after-hours attraction.” (wiki) https://www.instagram.com/solomonsouza/

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VERY cool truck art in LA…
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Nostalgia
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People have told me that these pink baby faces are by Denver-based artist Yiannis Bellis, but I haven’t been able to confirm nor deny it.

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Santa Fe-based artist Jaque Fragua. Indian Alley on Skid Row. https://www.instagram.com/jaque_fragua/

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Secret: Some of the best food in the world resides in these unassuming food trucks…
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Kai aspire art https://www.instagram.com/kaiart/

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Max Toropov https://www.instagram.com/maxthirteen/
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Smokin’ Purple Gorilla in Koreatown
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“Claudio Ethos aka Claudio Rafael is a Brazilian mural artist born in 1982 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, city where he still lives. Ethos has been interested in graffiti since the 90’s. He was surrounded by Pixacao and began spray painting around the age of 15, at the end of the 90’s in a small town in Sao Paolo, called Birigui.” (urbannation) https://www.instagram.com/claudioethos/

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“For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”
Charles Bukowski

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…fit for a Queen

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april 2018. Los Angeles, CA

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA STREET ART: AUDREY HEPBURN by FREE HUMANITY

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“Taking back the Humanity stolen from our minds by social manipulation and planting seed of positivity through art and consciousness.” https://www.instagram.com/freehumanity/?hl=en

31mar18. Los Angeles, CA. 425 South Los Angeles Street.