Posts for Wheat Paste

Harlequinade of Bainbridge – Update

I went back to get a photo of Harlequinade’s latest piece, and at first couldn’t find it. Instead I found two guys loading some stuff into a building through the doorway that, you guessed it, had this image on it. I wound up asking the guy if he could let me take a photo of it, and he was more than accommodating.

Harlequinade, I think you’ve got a hit!

I really like this piece! There’s a aura of muted spirituality to it as well as mystery. I’m glad I went back and got a better shot of it.

Harlequinade in Fishtown / Northern Liberties

Normally no one ever bothers us when we’re out taking photos. In fact, I don’t think we do. When we took these shots a few weeks ago someone actually asked us what we were doing and seemed a little concerned.

That story doesn’t have much to do with the actual piece, but it does make me wonder a bit how much trouble the people who do this actually get into sometimes, or how little.

Harlequinade has these awesome wheat pastes in Fishtown/ Northern Liberties located under the El.

The Harlequinade Has Come to Town!

I spotted this back on January 2nd, and I’m kicking myself for not posting this sooner.

Back in October we posted something we called “The Aztec Invasion” where we were captivated by this insanely awesome piece that was done in chalk at Occupy Philly. I spotted the people working on it but never asked anything about it. At the same time, we never really tried to research who may had done it or its meaning.

So imagine my surprise when not only did I find out who was behind it, but was also behind this little discovery from New Years!

Harlequinade Art has a fairly simple mission: A Living Graphical Urban Grimoire. To that end, they’ve already excelled at it!

We’re keeping out eyes out for anything else we can find from these amazing artists! The insane amount of detail in these wheat paste’s just blow my mind, and I can’t tell you just how much I really enjoy finding them! This one was along 2nd Street in Old City, and these masters of the craft tend to hit in and around Center City, so hopefully you’re never too far away from yet another masterpiece!

Gaia’s Pigeons in South Philly

These awesome pieces by Gaia were around parts of South Philly, and I have to give him credit for braving some rough neighborhoods all in the name of art!

These wheat paste’s are huge and really bring life to an area that needs some art. To me, this is one of the better examples of art being used in a community to bring something fun and interesting to the area, something that the Mural Arts Department needs to relearn.