Monday, March 27, 2006

Graffiti House

I'm quite sure that this must be the most colorful house in Wiesbaden. It has been sprayed all over with graffitis as an initiative for a more colorful world (www.aktionfarbenfroh.de). On the website it also says that they wanted to give sprayers the possibility to display their art without getting into trouble. There are some very nice details which I'm going to show you over the next few weeks as well.

P.S. For once I was glad that the trees don't have leaves yet. Otherwise it would have been hard to see... Well, everything has advantages and disadvantages!

P.P.S. I've just noticed that the playground I posted on Tuesday was also "sprayed" by Aktion Farbenfroh.

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At 2:56 PM, Anonymous grainofsand said...

This picture reminds me of the "murals" in philadelphia that I recently took pictures of. The city is famosu for murals and they have painitngs on buildings and walls all over the city.
Nice picture sans the leaves.

 
At 3:18 PM, Blogger Karine said...

I really like that shot. For sure it looks unusual in the landscape of Wiesbaden :) The initiative is a good one to let artist paint on that house. The owner must be really happy ;)

 
At 4:19 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Very colourful. That's a lot of aerosols.

 
At 5:31 PM, Blogger Lisi said...

haha, this must be one of the biggest graffiti and i bet the owner wouldn't bother getting rid of it. :-)

 
At 6:35 PM, Blogger Edwin Sumun said...

Love it! Love it! I tell you, the Germans really have a thing about murals/graffiti. Techno Art at its best is quite a sight.

So many of us have been posting murals lately. Great stuff!

KL Daily

 
At 6:43 PM, Blogger micki said...

That's very cool. Perhaps they can white wash it soon and allow more artists to have their hand at it again.

 
At 7:03 PM, Anonymous MrC said...

definately a good idea! ... looking forward to seeing it in further detail too ;)

 
At 7:37 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

grain of sand - I'll have to check out your murals - thanks for mentioning them!

karine - I don't really know who the owner is. The building is right next to a school so maybe it belongs to the school or the city. But I'm sure they made sure that they won't get into trouble...

bob - You're probably right. The background might be painted on though...

lisi - yes, I think the owner (whoever that is, I don't know) is quite alright with that. It's been like this for quite a while already.

edwin - thanks! I guess you're right. There is some amazing graffiti art work out there - you'll see.

micki - no worries, there are still enough places that can be used.

mrc - I will post them throught the next few weeks! Keep your eyes open for them.

 
At 8:45 PM, Blogger chris.h. said...

great shot--great idea and very well done.

 
At 12:13 AM, Blogger Wolf said...

Nice paint job! Good photo..

 
At 6:14 AM, Anonymous grainofsand said...

Surely, will post them soon!

 
At 6:16 AM, Blogger Jill said...

Definitely interesting looking. Still love to see the sights of where you are!!

 
At 7:37 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

chris & wolf & jill - Thank you so much for your comments!

grain of sand - Great! I will check your blog!

 
At 8:26 AM, Blogger Michael Blamey said...

Interesting - it's a strategy used in Australia to guide these artists towards acceptable activities - works for some I think

 
At 5:41 AM, Blogger Sidney said...

Indeed, very colorful !

 

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