LAHORE , PAKISTAN 🇵🇰 STREET ART: I ❤️ LAHORE

img_4492Maula Jatt (Urdu: مَولا جٹ ‎), is a 1979 Pakistani Punjabi language action, musical film. This movie belongs to a genre which represents the rural culture of Pakistani central Punjab.

Reshma, was a Pakistani folk singer. Awarded with Sitara-e-Imtiaz, the third highest honour and civilian award in Pakistan among other honours, she is remembered for folk songs and her powerful singing voice. (Wiki)

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Urdu/Punjabi: نصرت فتح علی خان‎; 13 October 1948 – 16 August 1997) was a Pakistani musician, primarily a singer of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis.[1] Widely considered one of the greatest voices ever recorded,[2] he possessed an extraordinary range of vocal abilities and could perform at a high level of intensity for several hours. (Wiki)

Kalash or Kalasha are a pagan tribe of Chitral, the northern district of the Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province (NWFP).

“Abdul Sattar Edhi was a beacon of hope in a country too often mired in despair. He was an ascetic in a country where politicians regularly skim millions of dollars through corruption; a humanitarian in a country rife with sectarian hatred and violence; and ultimately the provider of public services in a country where the government often fails to provide even the most basic ones, like adequate hospitals and ambulances.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/07/08/abdul-sattar-edhi-he-was-a-hero-to-pakistans-poor-and-needy/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9482dac596d0 and Raheel Sharif (Urdu: راحیل شریف; born 16 June 1956), NI(M), HI(M), is a retired four-star rank general in the Pakistan Army who served as the 9th Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army, from 29 November 2013 to 29 November 2016 He is largely considered to be the one of the most popular army generals in the country’s history. He currently serves as the Commander-In-Chief of Islamic Military Alliance. (Wiki)

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

3jul18 Lahore, Pakistan 🇵🇰

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CHIȘINĂU , MOLDOVA 🇲🇩 STREET ART: BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Artist, Radu Dumbrava
10jun18 Chișinău , Moldova 🇲🇩

CHIȘINĂU , MOLDOVA 🇲🇩: #RESTARTCHISINAU

Moldova’s Parliament .

Proud Moldovans with their flag at a protest in front of the Government House .

A busker and a dancing man enjoying the music at Lake Morilor .

A couple look at the upcoming events at the Mihai Eminescu National Theatre .

A taxi travels along the Main Street, Stefan Cel Mare .

A Parliament flower 🌺 .

Old residential building seen from Lake Morilor .

The “Romanita” Collective Housing Tower . “In the mid-70s due to the housing needs, local authorities decided to build a block of flats for small family units. It was designed and built between 1978 and 1986 by the architect O. Vronski and the engineer A. Marian, in collaboration with O. Blogu, S. Crani, N. Rebenko and P. Feldman. In terms of structural engineering, the building is an important achievement of 70s-80s – all the living units on all 16 levels are designed and built in console, thus enhancing the slender image of the building – a rare shape for that time.” http://socialistmodernism.com/the-romanita-collective-housing-tower-building-chisinau/

Old apartment building over shops …

Abandoned factory .

A mural by local artist Izzy Izvne on the side of a large winery .

Constantin Codreanu .

Both murals by artist Radu Dombrava . https://www.instagram.com/dumbravaradu

2jun18. Chișinău , Moldova 🇲🇩

CHIȘINĂU , MOLDOVA 🇲🇩 STREET ART: “MOLDOVENI DECI ROMANI”

Black Cat by https://www.instagram.com/imago.fm

Ochiul . E y e .

Easily one of the most prolific graff writers in Chişinău: MUHA 575

Rick and Morty stencil. Artist unknown.

MUHA 575 . https://www.instagram.com/walkdastreet

LSD Kitty 🐱.

3LB Crew .

“Moldovans, therefore, Romanians.” A lot of graffiti on the walls of Chişinău depict a growing segment of the population that would like to see the two countries merge into one.

May2018. Chișinău , Moldova 🇲🇩 .

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

VENICE (BEACH,) CALIFORNIA STREET ART: TRY TO SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE by NEVER 1959

“The historic Ellison Suites was built in 1913 and the original owners were The Ellisons, followed soon after by comedy duo Laurel & Hardy. Famous guests and residents have included silent screen star Clara Bow. The Ellison was renovated in 1920 and converted to apartments in the 1950’s, and about a decade later was briefly visited by Jim Morrison.” https://theellisonsuites.com/history/

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Getting the shots you see below… photo: Crystal Pilon

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25mar18. Venice Beach, CA

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (KOREATOWN) STREET ART: PORTRAITS by JOSEPH LEE

“Joseph Lee is a self-taught artist who studies faces and the emotions that inhabit them.  Lee focuses on the parallel between external reality and internal process by manipulating everyday faces and objects through segmented brush strokes, color choice, and volume, converging them into a complete and balanced whole.
He is currently based in Los angeles.” http://www.josephleeart.com/bio-2/

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Both portraits are located in Koreatown. Los Angeles, CA. 26mar18.

EAU GALLIE, FLORIDA STREET ART: NATIVE AMERICAN by CHRISTOPHER MASLOW

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“Christopher Maslow is a Miami-based fine artist whose creative practice centers primarily around painting and sculpture. A former Los Angeles resident, Maslow graduated in 2003 from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with a degree in product development. He quickly grew into a notable clothing designer and produced for multiple labels in Southern California. A few years into his career as a fashion designer, Maslow found himself gravitating towards street art. Subsequently, after many years of experimentation with multi-media, Maslow realized a greater calling to fine art. Since his transition onto canvas, Maslow has shown artwork in galleries across the United States and has experienced equal success in curation as well. Maslow has been a resident artist at Viophilia since November 2013, and simultaneously runs a studio-gallery in his hometown of Melbourne, Florida.” http://www.viophiliawynwood.com/maslow/

11jan2018, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, FL