Have you been watching “Orange is the new Black” by any chance? I finished watching the 1st season yesterday (what a finale!), and have been enjoying it immensely! And just when I thought I’d put prison life on the back-burner until the new season starts, I was informed of an exhibit which opens this evening at Fundació Foto Colectania. One that showcases the work of that master of documentary photography, Danny Lyon, and is centered on his “Conversations with the Dead” series, in which he documents the life of Texas prisoners in the late 60’s.
Now I love a good black and white photo, and given how much I have enjoyed the prison themed TV series, I’ll be more than happy to check this exhibit out. It’s on from tomorrow until the 18th of January 2014 (and will be followed by exhibits of other series by Danny Lyon). If you’re in town and into photography, I recommend you head on over to Gràcia and check it out… enjoy!
All photos: Danny Lyon / Magnum Photos, courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Cyclists – Carrer Petritxol
Another week has flown by and the weekend is on our doorstep. Before I go off to rest and relax, I wanted to share these 4 B/W portraits with you. I hope you like them. The cyclists, found on a doorway in Carrer Petritxol, is a homage to the famous painting by Ramon Casas that hangs in the 4 Gats restaurant. If you’ve been, you’ll recognise it.
Girl – Carrer Mirallers
The other three are all found on the same little street, Carrer Mirallers, tucked away in the Born. A pretty girl with a piercing look…
Embrace – Carrer Mirallers
A smoking embrace on one of the shop blinds, and that genius of surrealism, Dalí himself, with his pointy whiskers, by street artist Balu (who also did the pretty girl – anyone know who she is? – above).
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
Dalí – Carrer Mirallers
To wrap up this week of holiday snapshots I have some very beautiful examples of street art for you, found in Amsterdam, on Reguliers Dwarsstraat, on just one wall. They are a series of wonderful portraits, done with stencils, both in black and white and in color… (note the attention that has been paid to the background!)
Kid at play
Lady in Blue
Lats but not least, the full view. Gorgeous, isn’t it?
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Ronda de Sant Antoni
Happy Monday! I’m starting off the week with some black and white romantics, found on several doorways around Ciutat Vella.
Carrer de la Lleona
I believe most of these paste-ups were done by the same artist, but I can’t be sure. Does any of you know?
Avinguda Francesc Cambò
This one here, at Avinguda Francesc Cambò, could serve as inspiration for a pretty dazzling carnival outfit, and shouldn’t be too difficult to make…
Quite a different style from other street art, and a welcome addition, in my opinion. If anybody knows who the artist is, please let me know.
Carrer Cecs de Sant Cugat
Have a great week, everyone! I have some very artsy posts in store for you, so make sure you check them out!
Carrer Cecs de Sant Cugat
Smile – Carrer de Joan Massana
I always like a good close-up, be it a photo, a painting or another work of (street) art. Here are a few I found around Barcelona: close-up in black and white. Enjoy!
Gazing – Carrer de Joan Massana
Defiant chick – Carrer Grunyi
Bitmaps are images in which each pixel is either black or white (or any two colors). These full-body portraits by street artist SM172, most of which I found in the Born, not far from the Santa María del Mar, are precisely in those two colours, and remind me of bitmap images.
Concentrated on something small – Carrer Grunyi
Depicting several interesting characters, I have called them “bitmap portraits” – enjoy!