Thursday, July 13, 2006

Educate me, please .......

I've seen similar type of street art in other countries, usually created using stencil & spray paint. This in particular was found near some random wall near the town's park. Can anyone tell me more? I dont think he's a famous person, right? and that code? R2-D2? :D I've been curious since I first saw it last year..
ps. thanks Lisi and Anne, i do know what is R2D2.. :D (see earlier comments)

20 comments:

anne said...

R2D2 is the robot in starwars...and that guy looks awfully familiar...I think he is a singer or something...i'm sure the other guys will know :)

Juggerpix said...

I'm sure someone know the answer, but I don't. The face kinda looks like Duke Ellington.

Lisi said...

Hi Kris, I don't know the face and it would look a bit eerie at night I think. but R2D2 is the robot in Star Wars, the short and smart one ;-)

Louz said...

Sure looks like a famous jazz muscician - Duke Ellington's good guess. Not sure what that would have to do with a little beeping robot. Just wanted to say you sure have some talented grafitti artists there. This head and also the train.

Kris said...

juggerpix & louz : i checked the webpage and yeah, it does look like him. Although am not familiar with his music.. :)

anne and lisi : yup, i know R2D2..hehe :D

thank you all for stopping by :)

edwin s said...

the artist certainly knew what colour to use. striking image!

though he does look like duke ellington, I have a feeling it may be martin luther king, jr. grafitti art tends to have a social message of somekind. the R2-D2 reference...hmmm...

John said...

I'm sure you're all right! A Famous musician is what I was thinking too. Kris I love your header at the top of the page.. just beautiful! How did you do it ?

Kala said...

I think Duke Ellington is a jazz guy - I got some of his music - pretty good stuff - I like this photo

maiylah said...

reminded me of Martin Luther King, Jr., LOL.. don't know about the initials there, though.. ;p

Natalie said...

So it seems to be Duke Ellington...
I have no idea what the letters refer to.

Thiên said...

That does look like Ellington. Will ask around here. I saw similar graffiti in FL while visiting family.

R2D2 is cute. I love him.

bob said...

Nice colour contrast

grainofsand said...

Looked like a Jazz singer :)

luggi said...

My guess, from the initials DR and because he looks like a jazz musician from the thirties is that it may be Django Reinhardt.

~tanty~ said...

I think he looks like a singer who sang 'Mambo 5' but I don't remember his name :(

Felicia said...

My vote is for Duke Ellington. Maybe the RD2 is the "signature" of the (very talented) artist? Cool blue.

Chris said...

Hi everybody !

My opinion is that Mister Count Basie was honoured here , by a tiny white can of steel with painting tools on :-)

I'll post a special interlude for you, Kris, just after that second Lion

- PS : so funny those word verification processes : right now i have, if pronounced : Cutee, oh, jizem.

Kris said...

chris : thank you thank you soo much for the collage! i can rest my curiousity :)

maiylah : martin is chubbier ..hahah :D

tanty : know who you're talking about . does resemble him :)

Luggi : interesting info , thanks:)

thank you all :)

Passante said...

I bet Luggi is right (Django). But my first thought was Martin Luther King Jr. Whoever, it's rather nice.

deji77 said...

Hehehe...its always nice when you get those images that has everyone guessing. No ideas at all.
Lovely capture.

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