Blu

blu
  1. Jeremy Scott via Facebook says:
    good artist, no lol-ing but really deep meaning. Props to blu!
    good artist, no lol-ing but really deep meaning. Props to blu!
  2. David Holbrook via Facebook says:
    Mad props to Blu.
    Mad props to Blu.
  3. Colin Cogle via Facebook says:
    Dude, DudeLOL... LOL? Seriously, though, good artwork. I'll never figure out how some people get away with painting the entire facade of a multistory building.
    Dude, DudeLOL... LOL? Seriously, though, good artwork. I'll never figure out how some people get away with painting the entire facade of a multistory building.
  4. David Holbrook via Facebook says:
    Iím Not Saying It Was Aliens But, It Was Aliens
    Iím Not Saying It Was Aliens But, It Was Aliens
  5. Ona Sylvester says:
    Love Blu and his work. Sadly too few people know of him.
    Love Blu and his work. Sadly too few people know of him.
  6. Cassie Woods says:
    oh i do. adding you on fb.
    oh i do. adding you on fb.
  7. Ona Sylvester says:
    @[530245558:2048:Cassie Taylor] I had to send one back to you. I don't normally add people I don't know and I got your friend request before I read this post. Hope you got it :)
    @[530245558:2048:Cassie Taylor] I had to send one back to you. I don't normally add people I don't know and I got your friend request before I read this post. Hope you got it :)
  8. Tim Peterson says:
    If you art was so good you could find somewhere to put it.
    If you art was so good you could find somewhere to put it.
  9. Michael Weber says:
    a wall doesn't count as a place?
    a wall doesn't count as a place?
  10. Tim Peterson says:
    Michael Weber i meant somewhere to put it where the owner doesn't consider it damage. like an asked-for-wall, for example
    Michael Weber i meant somewhere to put it where the owner doesn't consider it damage. like an asked-for-wall, for example
  11. Mike Dick Lovelady says:
    my favorite is the old men pick pocketing one another.
    my favorite is the old men pick pocketing one another.
  12. Zach Snyder says:
    I'd be pretty annoyed if these bad paintings were all over my buildings.
    I'd be pretty annoyed if these bad paintings were all over my buildings.
  13. Kuo Likes Pie says:
    bad? dumbass their a work or art.
    bad? dumbass their a work or art.
  14. Stephen Stack says:
    Wow if you think those are bad you are just ignorant, but i agree i wouldnt want them on my building
    Wow if you think those are bad you are just ignorant, but i agree i wouldnt want them on my building
  15. Zach Snyder says:
    Kuo Likes Pie *Dumbass, they're a work of art. That's how that should have looked. If you're going to call me a dumbass, you should probably spell right.
    Kuo Likes Pie *Dumbass, they're a work of art. That's how that should have looked. If you're going to call me a dumbass, you should probably spell right.
  16. Zach Snyder says:
    Stephen Stack Well, when I say "bad" I mean it in the sense that they're mucking up my building. They're also not all that great. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to art.
    Stephen Stack Well, when I say "bad" I mean it in the sense that they're mucking up my building. They're also not all that great. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to art.
  17. Joe Proctor says:
    Zach Snyder That's how that sentence should have read. If you insist on referring to me as a dumbass you should probably have spelled it correctly. (The comma was also unnecessary.) Also these are quite well done artworks, and seem to add to the buildings.
    Zach Snyder That's how that sentence should have read. If you insist on referring to me as a dumbass you should probably have spelled it correctly. (The comma was also unnecessary.) Also these are quite well done artworks, and seem to add to the buildings.
  18. Zach Snyder says:
    Oh wow, I said "You should probably spell right". That's not right. I don't know what's up with commas anymore. If you like those paintings. all the power to ya. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    Oh wow, I said "You should probably spell right". That's not right. I don't know what's up with commas anymore. If you like those paintings. all the power to ya. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  19. Ilse Montes says:
    If you look closely behing the word things in the second sentence it people :)O.
    If you look closely behing the word things in the second sentence it people :)O.
  20. Casey Vasconcellos says:
    What he means is "Republic".
    What he means is "Republic".
  21. Alex Ritchie says:
    just in case you couldn't tell, those are empty buildings that have been ill-maintained. If you ask me, he's beautifying the aftermath of abandoned places with his style of art. If you brain worked well you'd know that some owner's pay for art on crappy walls, to attract attention. They're referred to as "murals".
    just in case you couldn't tell, those are empty buildings that have been ill-maintained. If you ask me, he's beautifying the aftermath of abandoned places with his style of art. If you brain worked well you'd know that some owner's pay for art on crappy walls, to attract attention. They're referred to as "murals".
  22. Tim Peterson says:
    if your brain worked well you'd be familiar with the concepts of private ownership of land if the land owners do not want the murals, and there are other land owners who would pay for murals, this artist is making a mistake by wasting his art where it's not wanted the person who ons the building is allowed to have a crappy looking building (unless the city enforces its unsightly property bylaws)
    if your brain worked well you'd be familiar with the concepts of private ownership of land if the land owners do not want the murals, and there are other land owners who would pay for murals, this artist is making a mistake by wasting his art where it's not wanted the person who ons the building is allowed to have a crappy looking building (unless the city enforces its unsightly property bylaws)
  23. Juan Manuel H says:
    damn shame
    damn shame
  24. Tim Peterson says:
    if your brain worked well you'd be familiar with the concepts of private ownership of land if the land owners do not want the murals, and there are other land owners who would pay for murals, this artist is making a mistake by wasting his art where it's not wanted the person who ons the building is allowed to have a crappy looking building (unless the city enforces its unsightly property bylaws)
    if your brain worked well you'd be familiar with the concepts of private ownership of land if the land owners do not want the murals, and there are other land owners who would pay for murals, this artist is making a mistake by wasting his art where it's not wanted the person who ons the building is allowed to have a crappy looking building (unless the city enforces its unsightly property bylaws)
  25. Juan Manuel H says:
    damn shame
    damn shame
  26. James Henderson says:
    Too bad all of this generation's visionaries are vandals. They might get their point across if they took a lesson from John Lennon or Andy Warhol.
    Too bad all of this generation's visionaries are vandals. They might get their point across if they took a lesson from John Lennon or Andy Warhol.
  27. Joe Salary says:
    Their perspective might be along the lines of getting a message as bluntly and as clearly as possible without falling into the common trend of commercialism and having their creativity compromised. Not all anarchistic works go unnoticed, Blu though, just happens to be one of many.
    Their perspective might be along the lines of getting a message as bluntly and as clearly as possible without falling into the common trend of commercialism and having their creativity compromised. Not all anarchistic works go unnoticed, Blu though, just happens to be one of many.
  28. Joe Salary says:
    Their perspective might be along the lines of getting a message as bluntly and as clearly as possible without falling into the common trend of commercialism and having their creativity compromised. Not all anarchistic works go unnoticed, Blu though, just happens to be one of many.
    Their perspective might be along the lines of getting a message as bluntly and as clearly as possible without falling into the common trend of commercialism and having their creativity compromised. Not all anarchistic works go unnoticed, Blu though, just happens to be one of many.
  29. James Henderson says:
    Nah, this is a bigger trend, like Occupy Walstreet, where people quite possibly have something legitimate to say, but because of the way they say it, no one gives a sht. That's not exactly what you're going for when you want to make a point. Civil disobedience, with a clear point, and a chosen leader. Not vandalism and gay ass hand signals.
    Nah, this is a bigger trend, like Occupy Walstreet, where people quite possibly have something legitimate to say, but because of the way they say it, no one gives a sht. That's not exactly what you're going for when you want to make a point. Civil disobedience, with a clear point, and a chosen leader. Not vandalism and gay ass hand signals.
  30. James Henderson says:
    No one listens to Anonymous either. I'm pretty sure Scientology is more popular. It's halfassery. If you're not taking to the streets and mounting your enemies heads on a stick, you're not a revolutionary, you're a vandal, and people don't listen to vandals. The history books are full of failed revolutions who's leaders thought these types of tactics would work out for them. Back to my example of John Lennon. 41 years later people like me still cite the lyrics to "Imagine" to explain why we won't conform to many religious or societal stigmas. How well do you think Blu will stand up to time? White America views Martin Luther King as a true hero, while Malcom X is revered as a street thug. Why? Because one preached change through peace and words, and the other through violence. There's a guy in England right now who's touted as a great "artist" because he has a dead shark in a formaldehyde tank... You mean to tell me with Blu's obvious talent he couldn't make a legitimate name for himself if he used canvas and press instead of someone else's property and word of mouth? He took the easy way out, history doesn't change for, or even remember the slackers.
    No one listens to Anonymous either. I'm pretty sure Scientology is more popular. It's halfassery. If you're not taking to the streets and mounting your enemies heads on a stick, you're not a revolutionary, you're a vandal, and people don't listen to vandals. The history books are full of failed revolutions who's leaders thought these types of tactics would work out for them. Back to my example of John Lennon. 41 years later people like me still cite the lyrics to "Imagine" to explain why we won't conform to many religious or societal stigmas. How well do you think Blu will stand up to time? White America views Martin Luther King as a true hero, while Malcom X is revered as a street thug. Why? Because one preached change through peace and words, and the other through violence. There's a guy in England right now who's touted as a great "artist" because he has a dead shark in a formaldehyde tank... You mean to tell me with Blu's obvious talent he couldn't make a legitimate name for himself if he used canvas and press instead of someone else's property and word of mouth? He took the easy way out, history doesn't change for, or even remember the slackers.
  31. Joe Salary says:
    No one gave a shit on Occupy Wallstreet primarily due to the fact that there were so many people divided on what the "99%" meant or what they're actual main objective was. What you just described was Anonymous not necessarily with a defined leader but in it's stead, a unified model. And exactly like Anonymous, Blu and many underground groups choose not to use their actual faces as a liability, but are united under one composed and heavily implied one that represents plurality.
    No one gave a shit on Occupy Wallstreet primarily due to the fact that there were so many people divided on what the "99%" meant or what they're actual main objective was. What you just described was Anonymous not necessarily with a defined leader but in it's stead, a unified model. And exactly like Anonymous, Blu and many underground groups choose not to use their actual faces as a liability, but are united under one composed and heavily implied one that represents plurality.
  32. Joe Salary says:
    Halfassery? So Anonymous didn't knock down that faulty Republican Tea-Party image it deprived of Anonymous? In all actuality it's surgical precision in that case as managing the rate at which you can acquire the most gain. Yes because John Lennon's philosophy on peace and happiness worked so well, that's why Muslims are "acceptable" in a predominantly christian nation not only in New York, but all around America correct? Mounting your enemies heads on a stick will only suffice in saying "I have the bigger gun, don't dominate your people for I dominate you." Representation of non-euclidean anarchy has still been around to shape the culture it was raised in. Absolving the simple fact that A. history records the winners, not entirely what shaped the entire regime, B. the reason why Martin Luther King was successful was because he had a demographic of people who shared the prejudices thrown against him. However, the lines between poverty, middle-class (which are becoming more one in the same) and the upper-middle class/upper class has been blurred as not everyone has been distributed the same prejudice and not everyone relies on one identifiable model of liberation. What I'm getting from you is that people like Blu and/or anyone who support changes in corrupt government yet do not put in the quantifiable, physical and show-able work are slackers? Today's society is arguably much more communicative in networking then any decade before it. Right because the taxidermist who keeps dead aquatic predators in his tank totally has something to say about Politics. Though, I detest many of Ron Paul's standpoints, look how he was ousted until just recently declaring he was a "new-age" Republican, fully fledged to the Right-Wing.
    Halfassery? So Anonymous didn't knock down that faulty Republican Tea-Party image it deprived of Anonymous? In all actuality it's surgical precision in that case as managing the rate at which you can acquire the most gain. Yes because John Lennon's philosophy on peace and happiness worked so well, that's why Muslims are "acceptable" in a predominantly christian nation not only in New York, but all around America correct? Mounting your enemies heads on a stick will only suffice in saying "I have the bigger gun, don't dominate your people for I dominate you." Representation of non-euclidean anarchy has still been around to shape the culture it was raised in. Absolving the simple fact that A. history records the winners, not entirely what shaped the entire regime, B. the reason why Martin Luther King was successful was because he had a demographic of people who shared the prejudices thrown against him. However, the lines between poverty, middle-class (which are becoming more one in the same) and the upper-middle class/upper class has been blurred as not everyone has been distributed the same prejudice and not everyone relies on one identifiable model of liberation. What I'm getting from you is that people like Blu and/or anyone who support changes in corrupt government yet do not put in the quantifiable, physical and show-able work are slackers? Today's society is arguably much more communicative in networking then any decade before it. Right because the taxidermist who keeps dead aquatic predators in his tank totally has something to say about Politics. Though, I detest many of Ron Paul's standpoints, look how he was ousted until just recently declaring he was a "new-age" Republican, fully fledged to the Right-Wing.
  33. James Henderson says:
    They make people's websites say funny messages, and cause google to return unflattering results to certain searches for people or corporations, and they're not even that good at it... They're a militant version of DudeLOL call me when they're assassinating Eric Cantor or John Boner. Or making a clear concise point that's registering with more than a fringe element of the population. Until then, yeah, Halfassery.
    They make people's websites say funny messages, and cause google to return unflattering results to certain searches for people or corporations, and they're not even that good at it... They're a militant version of DudeLOL call me when they're assassinating Eric Cantor or John Boner. Or making a clear concise point that's registering with more than a fringe element of the population. Until then, yeah, Halfassery.
  34. Joe Salary says:
    I suppose then there wasn't any unofficial documentation that was leaked and circulated out into the vast sea known as the internet. Why not take a jab at people who study democratic ideology or conservative tenants, I'm sure their halfassed for just studying and expressing themselves being that is the original CONTEXTUAL example of what the original intention was.
    I suppose then there wasn't any unofficial documentation that was leaked and circulated out into the vast sea known as the internet. Why not take a jab at people who study democratic ideology or conservative tenants, I'm sure their halfassed for just studying and expressing themselves being that is the original CONTEXTUAL example of what the original intention was.
  35. James Henderson says:
    With everything you say they're doing, they're unarguably ineffective at doing little more than causing geeks to get a boner.
    With everything you say they're doing, they're unarguably ineffective at doing little more than causing geeks to get a boner.
  36. Joe Salary says:
    What part of putting unofficial documentation into circulation for the people who possess the know-how and the means to obtain it? And to be fair, America has been divided into individual fringes for years, how is anarchistic work not justified then purely on the justification of having lived and having to express liberty which is the mother of order?
    What part of putting unofficial documentation into circulation for the people who possess the know-how and the means to obtain it? And to be fair, America has been divided into individual fringes for years, how is anarchistic work not justified then purely on the justification of having lived and having to express liberty which is the mother of order?
  37. Joe Salary says:
    James Henderson do you not understand* sorry. Global warming is making my fingers sweat.
    James Henderson do you not understand* sorry. Global warming is making my fingers sweat.