Wednesday, November 2, 2011

ABC Wednesday: P is for paste-up

Paste-ups are ephemeral art on paper mounted with wheat paste.  They are intended to be impermanent, with weather taking its toll over time.  One of the favorite places to hang these pieces is the BART support pillars in North Oakland.   All the paste-ups I photographed in February are now gone.  That includes this piece by Get Up.  For more takes on the letter "P" visit ABC Wednesday.

24 comments:

  1. How interesting and very creative!! love the concept.

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  2. the ephemeral nature makes them precious and not 'vandalism'


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  3. There's a different feel to this street art when it erodes over time. I like that concept.

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  4. These are a great idea. I was trying to work out what the two cans are are on top of his music system. His old aerosol spray cans?

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  5. What a fun idea! non-PERMANENT art.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  6. I remember taking the BART when I stayed in Oakland.

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  7. What an interesting concept - it's much less demanding of attention than graffiti.

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  8. «Louis» has noticed these on the BART pillars in North Oakland, He often travels this route back to Albany, avoiding the freeway, when returning from purchasing supplies near jack London Square.

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  9. I like this, not everything in life has to be permanent! I'd be popping back now and then to see 'what's up'!!

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  10. now, that's an art...really cool!

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  11. Urban Art of a Pleasant kind, these non-Permanent Paste-ups!

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  12. I love their ephemeral quality AND art in everyday spaces. We all win!

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  13. I've never seen any of those in the UK. I wonder how long it will be before we follow you?

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  14. Great shot. I like the idea of fading away.

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  15. How interesting, and to see how it changes from day to day and eventually is lost, but not to the digital world.

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  16. I didn't realize these had a name. At any one time you can see a bunch of them in Toronto, barring interference from our anti-grafitti mayor. My ABC Wednesday this week is Pink!

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  17. So PRETTY and perfect for P! Late visiting from ABC Wednesday.

    You can find my Presidents of the United States entry through the link. Thanks!

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  18. As impermanent as our city's baseball victory but maybe equally artistic.

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  19. This was interesting to me. I've photographed this type of urban art in paris but never sure what to call it. Love your shot!
    V

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