SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA GRAFFITI: KIDS ON DRUGS, KILL YOUR DEMONS

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8mar2019. San Pedro, San Jose, Costa Rica.

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A VANDAL’S INVITATION (LONDON): ODDO

In each city I visit now, there’s always some excellent graffiti soul who reaches out to me and invites me along on one of their stealth adventures. Here are images from my day out with street artist, ODDO. Artist’s Instagram: @oddopersonnosrep

As I waited for him on Brick Lane, “Waterloo Sunset” was being played by a street performer and putting me very much in the London mood: 

Every day I look at the world from my window.                                                                          But chilly, chilly is the evening time.                                                                                     Waterloo sunset’s fine.


9oct16. London, England.

BANKSY: BOMBED BY A CITIBIKE-RIDING VANDAL

This guy comes riding up with two other guys, all on Citibikes. No one around is thinking anything other than he’s jumping in to get his picture taken. I was even thinking I’d ask him to pose for me today, as I always have a guy pose with the Banksy of the Day for my blog. He’s leaning over and not turning around:

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Then you see the gold spray paint:

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He does it really quickly, you can see he’s nervous, so he turns fast, gut protruding:Image

He’s freaked that he’s being documented, so then takes his hat off to get his shirt more over his face.He still hasn’t made a sound and his two friends are on the lookout for him:

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But then he drops his hat and his friends laugh at him, he can’t really see because his shirt’s pulled up over his eyes, he kicks his hat, fumbling around, very reminiscent of one of the Three Stooges:

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You can see one of his ‘lookout’ buddies trying to ride nonchalantly away (wearing all black):

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The bomber can’t really see his bike because his shirt is pulled up, so more fast fumbling occurs:

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Finally gets hold of his bike:ImageImageImage

Now, at this point, he’s weaving off, freaked out, a guy started chasing him and he almost wiped out, which would have been the icing on the cake. And now, thanks to this guy, Banksy’s Broadway series has some gold on it:ImageImageImage

4OCT13. Delancey & Bowery, NYC.