Archive for the ‘Urban Art’ Category

Urban Art 64: Dog

As if there weren’t enough *real* shitting dogs in town… but at least I’m glad the real dogs don’t shoot the stuff.

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Urban Art 63: Tape!

Beautiful. (No irony!)

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Location: next to Hanil Running Sushi, Naschmarkt.

Urban Art 62: Grin!

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Location: Naschmarkt.

Raildroad victim–not!

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No, no, this isn’t a blown-up doll of a railroad accident wide-eyed victim. If you take a closer look it is supposed to be this guy from that new commercial of ÖBB’s “How-oh” Summer ticket promo for youths under 26 years old, in which it featured an astonished long-haired young man listening to the earth and hearing music or noise or something. And in the end the raging ÖBB train appeared…

Whatever.

This is the actual promo ad.

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Seen at the entrance of Südbahnhof as the construction workers tried to install the gigantic figure yesterday morning.

Naked

Browsing the internet some months ago I happened upon this little tag-pic on a blog used as a header for some trite yakking. There is something instantly recognizable on there, so I saved it. Today I stumbled over it again. Take a look:

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Yes, it is the most honourable and endurable Stefansdom of Vienna in the back. I am 100 % sure.

I didn’t research the origins of this pic, though, for obvious reasons. Sure, I am completely in favor of young women getting their clothes off, in public or otherwise, the main reason is still why they do it.

Is it porn? I don’t like the porno-industry all too much, even though the “real” industry seems to be the better side of all the things in this world going on pornography-wise. But you’d better ask somebody better informed on this issue than me.

Or is it just some private shot? I know about the trend of self-exposing themselves on the rides in Disney Land where the cameras are and I guess anybody with a television set or internet access has heard about springbreak or Mardi Gras. I just didn’t think this would be a trend in Austria as well. Or is it an American tourist?

The picture is too small to say for sure. I can’t even judge which decade this was made in.

If I asked for a full set in higher definition, would anybody believe me it is for research reasons only?

crsp crsp crsp…

and the house is gone.

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It really doesn’t take all that long to dear down a house. Even if it is in the middle of the city. This one here is somewhere around the block from Black Market records in Gonzagagasse.

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Everybody likes to look at heavy machinery working. Isn’t that a beauty. Other people go birdwatching, but that is nothing compared to a hunk of moving metal of this size.

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Yes, I put this entry into the category of Urban Art, because that is what it really is. Urban art – art made by the city for the city. Art that would starts to exist even with no people around. Wonderful.

Porn Stencils #2

Some days ago I posted about the rise of porn-stencils in the city. So last week in the 7th district I found this one:

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And some meters up the street the same artist used the entry to an arts gallery for the same stencil. But the cool people in the gallery but a frame and a label to the stencil. By the way: not to be sold.

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Sense of humour goes a long way.

Urban Art 61: Nosferatu!

“Good afternoon, Klaus!”

Spotted by mingo.tv near a basket ball field @ Margaretengürtel.

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Urban Art 60: Punschkrapferl

Yes, Punschkrapferl rule the world.
Even as stickers!

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If you like Punschkrapferl, you probably should follow this link.

Porn Stencils

Lately I see more and more sex-related stencils in the city.

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What does it mean? Probably just summer coming.

By the way: by-reading this mornings newspaper I saw the headline: “Hot weather! More than 195 crimes…” or something likewise. I can’t wait till it gets really hot. Especially in the newsrooms of said free papers, where the hot air never ceases to fill the rooms, the heads, the articles…

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