Category Archives: Street art

Banksy: Intermediated love, NSA chaperoned


The title’s ours, not his. From his website:

BLOG Banksy

Street Seens: A remarkable Berkeley building


The run-down building at the northeast corner of the intersection of 65th Street and San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley has been transformed into what is perhaps the city’s most remarkable display of street art. We dodged traffic to grab a few shots.

And, as usual, click on the images to enlarge:

We begin with the fence to the north of the building facing San Pablo Avenue:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 6.9 mm, 1/1300 sec, f3.9

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 6.9 mm, 1/1300 sec, f3.9

Next up, the building’s northern wall, which largely escapes the attention of passers-by:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 6.9 mm, 1/1300 sec, f3.9

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 6.9 mm, 1/1300 sec, f3.9

The next four shots feature two scenes from the building’s San Pablo Avenue footage, first with this strange critter:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 4.3 mm, 1/320 sec, f4

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 4.3 mm, 1/320 sec, f4

Next, more of the frontage:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 13.3 mm, 1/400 sec, f5

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 13.3 mm, 1/400 sec, f5

And a detail of a door critter with a Freudian nose:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 5.4 mm, 1/400 sec, f3.6

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 5.4 mm, 1/400 sec, f3.6

And this hidden detail, on the side of column, may explain the nasal condition:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 5.4 mm, 1/400 sec, f4

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 5.4 mm, 1/400 sec, f4

Next, the western half of the building’s southern wall:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 6.9 mm, 1/800 sec, f3.9

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 6.9 mm, 1/800 sec, f3.9

And the eastern half:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 4.8 mm, 1/1000 sec, f4

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 4.8 mm, 1/1000 sec, f4

A detail:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 41.3 mm, 1/500 sec, f5.6

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 41.3 mm, 1/500 sec, f5.6

And, finally, the fence to the southeast:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 41.3 mm, 1/500 sec, f5.6

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 41.3 mm, 1/500 sec, f5.6

Street seens: Images from the Berkeley Pier


For our first entry after a long delay [computer problems, now hopefully solved] some street art, for the most part shot on the city’s fishing pier at the Berkeley Marina. . .

First up, an enigmatic offering:

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 1600, 6.1 mm, 1/15 sec, f3.7

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 1600, 6.1 mm, 1/15 sec, f3.7

Next, a face to remember:

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 500, 4.3 mm, 1/15 sec, f3.3

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 500, 4.3 mm, 1/15 sec, f3.3

A high flyer takes wing:

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 320, 4.3 mm, 1/60 sec, f3.3

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 320, 4.3 mm, 1/60 sec, f3.3

Cosa Nostra or cozy nostrum?:

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 1600, 4.3 mm, 1/60 sec, f3.3

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 1600, 4.3 mm, 1/60 sec, f3.3

Another enigma:

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 1600, 11 mm, 1/15 sec, f4.8

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 1600, 11 mm, 1/15 sec, f4.8

And a warrior takes up his arms:

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 1250, 4.8 mm, 1/15 sec, f3.4

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 1250, 4.8 mm, 1/15 sec, f3.4

Younger daughter catches another form of art:

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 320, 4.3 mm, 1/160 sec, f3.3

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 320, 4.3 mm, 1/160 sec, f3.3

And for our final image, another kind of street art, closer to home on Shattuck Avenue:

25 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 35.6 mm, 1/200 sec, f5.5

25 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 35.6 mm, 1/200 sec, f5.5

Southern Berkeley street scenes: One afternoon


We begin with a sidewalk doodle. . .

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 9 mm, 1/1000 sec, f4.4

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 9 mm, 1/1000 sec, f4.4

A wall with a southern exposure. . .

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 14.2 mm, 1/800 sec, f5.1

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 14.2 mm, 1/800 sec, f5.1

And patterns on a creosoted pole. . .

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 24.4 mm, 1/125 sec, f5.4

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 24.4 mm, 1/125 sec, f5.4

A shoe defooted. . .

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 23.1 mm, 1/80 sec, f5.4

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 23.1 mm, 1/80 sec, f5.4

And a skyline delineated. . .

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 86.9 mm, 1/100 sec, f5.9

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 86.9 mm, 1/100 sec, f5.9

Front porch view, revisited


We’ve posted the view of this wall before, the first sight to greet our etyes when we walk out our front door.

Now another, fresher view, with an assertive addition.

19 February 2013, Nikon D300, ISO 320, 32 mm, 1/160 sec, f4

19 February 2013, Nikon D300, ISO 320, 32 mm, 1/160 sec, f4

Video Interlude: Street art, London style


From Agence France-Presse:

Breaking the Set: Art, artists, and politics


It’s been a while since we offered an episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin’s RT show. Martin launched her career in video journalism on Berkeley community cable before landing her own show on RT. In this episode she talks art [including her own].

The program notes:

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin Talks to Bob English, Financial Contributor, about the recent jobs report and US financial policy. Abby then showcases some of her political artwork and explains art’s importance in reflecting the times. BTS airs a short interview with artist Andrei Molodkin and his exhibit ‘Crude,’ a critique on the global oil industry. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with muralist, Mear One, about his art and inspiration.