Saturday, October 17, 2009

... Motor Home after the Vandals

Graffiti on Vintage Camper Van near the National Congress Building in Buenos Aires, Argentina
If yesterday's post didn't bother you, this shouldn't either! Surprise, surprise... this is the same vehicle on the same spot just a few months later. Ui dios mio, what a difference some paint makes! As it turns out, a young French artist named Louis D’Anjou whose alias is 'GROLOU' came along and painted the rusty colectivo all over. Happy and multicolored faces are his specialty. And I don't think, you can do this in such a flawless way without the owner's permission. Still, the question remains about the 'what and why' of the van. Some of you commented on yesterday's post, such a vehicle wouldn't last long in your city, especially not in front of the Congress. Well, I would have expected the same for Buenos Aires but nobody seems to bother. Maybe that's because old, rusty cars and vans are quite common in the cityscape.

19 comments:

R.Ferrari said...

Ficou muito melhor.

Jacob said...

It certainly is an improvement...and quite colorful. We'll just call it the mystery van...and it's got its eye on you!

Brenda's Arizona said...

I agree with Jacob - a grand improvement!

Rob said...

Grolou means fat wolf... Yes, big improvement indeed!

Martina said...

It is really nice this way - I can imagine doing some road trip with this van and take photos of all the reactions on passersby it will provoke ;-)

Hilda said...

Fantastic! Grolou is welcome to come here any time to paint all the old vehicles we still allow on our streets too! ;)

Andreea said...

He did quite a nice job.

Jacob said...

Thank you for all your very kind comments on my blog(s). And have a wonderful week!

bfarr said...

I much prefer the 'after' shot : )

Luis Gomez said...

This is so cool. Perfect. I am glad he painted it.

AB said...

I wonder if this will inspire the locals to spray their own designs on top, or whether it will stay like this until it totally rusts away.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How interesting. Makes me wonder if this vehicle was left there as part of a plan.

Wolynski said...

Look, an old jalopy got a new lease on life - absolutely wonderful. Mind you, if all vehicles were painted like this, you'd get a headache driving down the highway.

Prospero said...

I like the first bus better. Somehow the expression is raw and more powerful.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Hmm, no, I prefer this one! "Grolou" may have a new international occupation.

peenkfrik said...

Now this looks better! Protests should be as pretty as this. :)

Last weekend, I finally some good art on the streets.

Costas Schuler said...
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Costas Schuler said...

I love your photos so much that I added them toArt Car Central

grolou said...

Un dia , volvia a casa a la madrugada, estaba un poco ebrio, toque la puerta del bus, salio un viejo, me conto que vivia adentro del bus, le pregunte si lo podia pintar y acepto feliz, el dibujo es una historia de amor, estaba muy enamorado de una chica que no me queria, le doy la mano, jajaja al final con esa chica nunca fonciono
jajaj
saludos