ONE LAST WALK THROUGH THE CHAPINERO

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This Miko mural is getting tags all over it. I like the new Gorilla hovering over it!
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Fly me to the moon
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This is on the side of an abandoned house
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Spring Dog…and I see “APC” next to it, so I guess it’s by them?
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Let me out

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5DEC12. Bogota, Colombia. Canon 550D-Canon Lens EF18-135mm

CRISP MONKEY & MIKO SKELETON

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Perspective

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We are all connected

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2DEC12. The Chapinero, Bogota, Colombia. Canon 550D-Lens EF18-135mm

PARE! ESTO ES HERMOSO…

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On Sunday, I went to The Chapinero to snap Crisp in process on a new Bank Vaders mural and in between times that he was putting something together, I’d take walks around the area and find gems like this. This is beautiful. Artist(s) Stinkfish and Schabone.

2DEC12. Bogota, Colombia. Canon 550D-Lens EF18-135mm

THE “RANDOS” IN THE CHAPINERO!

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artist, Pluk.

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Stinkfish & Saks
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From a distance
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To give you an idea of what it looks like all over a building. Plus, check out the back window of the bus!

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artist, Remz. (Thanks to Christian, http://bogotagraffiti.com/)

2DEC12. Bogota, Colombia. Canon 550D-Lens EF18-135mm.

STINKFISH & SAKS

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in Chapinero on the second floor of a building, Stinkfish
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Some punks hanging out in front of a Saks’ mural on the first floor of the building below Stinkfish’s. In Chapinero.

2DEC12. Bogota, Colombia. Canon 550D-Lens Ef18-135mm

A CRISP(Y) CLARIFICATION

OBAMA and the TLC by Crisp
OBAMA and the TLC by Crisp
President Santos and Amazon Child, by Miko
President Santos and Amazon Child, by Miko
Tribal Mask Affixing Notices by Crisp
Tribal Mask Affixing Notices by Crisp

Message from Crisp in response to my questions about the above murals: “Yeah, the Obama with Kogi and Amazon Indian is mine, whereas the President Santos and Amazon child on the other side is a friend of mine from the UK. His street name is MIKO, short for “Mi Kolombia”. His side depicts Santos in indigenous clothes while the child is wearing the Colombian presidential sash. He wrote “we are all mixed” between the 2 figures.

My side is actually a statement that, not everyone benefits from the recent free trade agreement signed between the USA and Colombia. We recently repaired this wall as it was defaced pretty quickly due to the directness of the mural. It used to have “TLC:Nadia Gana” written on it, but this and all the faces and money were erased with black paint. Seemed very specific and probably done by government people rather than other grafiteros. So when I repaired it, I toned it down a bit.

The “L” is added by someone else. It’s always risky doing graffiti about politics and heads of state as it’s at high risk of being defaced by people who don’t agree or don’t understand the statement. The MIKO wall has been defaced quite a bit due to depicting Santos. Still, that’s all part of street art, it’s not protected and people can add, alter, adjust, deface, or completely destroy at their own will.” – Crisp

I also notice that APC has written on Santos’ head. Did the REAL APC tag it, or was it done by an impostor? This is all so intriguing…7OCT12. Chapinero, Septima, Bogota, Colombia. (Canon 550D, Canon Lens EF 28mm.)

 

RANDOMS IN CHAPINERO

Superman!
Superman!
Boy and His Dog
Boy and His Dog
RETURN TO OUR ORIGIN
RETURN TO OUR ORIGIN

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These murals are all along Septima in the Chapinero. Beautiful, yet…anonymous. Until I learn more.

All pictures: 7OCT12. Bogota, Colombia. (Canon 550D, Canon Lens EF 28mm.)

 

TOXICOMANO & LESIVO & DjLu WALL IN CHAPINERO

Toxicomano Mural on Side of Building in Chapinero
Toxicomano Mural on Side of Building in Chapinero
Three Kinds of Women
Three Kinds of Women
Jokers, Death, and Decay by Lesivo
Jokers, Death, and Decay by Lesivo

The mural above is on the side of the building facing Septima.

Death, Decay, and The Punk
Death, Decay, and The Punk
The Punk by DjLu
The Punk by DjLu

All Pictures: 7OCT12. The Chapinero, Bogota, Colombia. (Canon 550D, Canon Lens EF 28mm)