In the streets of Paris with Lilyluciole

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Kub

The first time I returned to Paris after a few years of exile in Montreal, I was very excited by the idea of all the art I’d be able to find on the streets. But I rapidly realized that it would be difficult to hunt street art as I used to in Montreal… not the same art, not the same way to catch it. Paris is very intense, always the same artists, at every street corner, seen hundreds time on blogs, Flickr, instagram, etc… not easy to have the sensation of finding something new… not that I hate these productive artists, I really appreciate some and respect all of them, but I expected something different. So I asked someone that really comes from the streets in this city to give me a private art tour, Lilyluciole. Lucky me! What she showed me is not necessarily new, except a few pieces, but what a pleasure to see some precious artists like Kub, Baubô, Kraken, Kouka, Koleo, Sobre, Hopnn, Le Diamantaire, to see the refreshing pieces of my friend Lilyluciole in Paris, to admire illegal art work by Swoon, Stinkfish, InvaderMr Chat, to discover some amazing unknown spots, like the rue de l’Ourcq in the north of the city with walls covered by Da Cruz, Batsh, Sly2, Orfée… and some other spots, the Rue Desnoyers, Les Usines Éphémères. So, here is a personal point of view of the streets of Paris, by Lily and me.

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Kraken. Le Marais.
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Lilyluciole, Le diamantaire. Le Marais
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SOBRE, Lilyluciole. Le Marais
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Da Cruz, Space Invader. Canal de l’Ourcq
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collective work of Lilyluciole and Baubô. Canal de l’Ourcq
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Da Cruz, Lilyluiole ans Zola, Baubô. Canal de l’Ourcq
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Da Cruz, Batsh. Rue de l’Ourcq
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Da Cruz. Rue de l’Ourcq
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Horfée. Rue de l’Ourcq.
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Sly2, Da Cruz. Rue de l’Ourcq.
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Da Cruz. Rue de l’Ourcq.
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A view of the Rue Desnoyers, Belleville
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Koléo, Swoon. Rue Desnoyers.
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Stinkfish. Rue Desnoyers.
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Hopnn. Rue Desnoyers.
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Kouka, Le Diamantaire, Hopnn. Rue Desnoyers.
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M.Chat. Les Usines Éphémères, Canal Saint-Martin

Photos by Aline Mairet

  • NoLions

    damn that is so good, nice bit of sharing

  • lancephoto

    Yes, indeed. your hunt yielded excellent results! Thanks for sharing.