Street Art in Paris

Paris has produced some of the most prolific, though not always the most renowned, street artists. SpaceInvader may be the most famous, his works plastered on many street corners, giving a commentary on the area, the building, or the street itself.

Space Invader at Villa de Guelma - Paris
Space Invader at Villa de Guelma – Paris

 

Space Invader - Place du Tertre, Paris
Space Invader – Place du Tertre, Paris

 

Space Invader - Deposit Garbage
Space Invader – Deposit Garbage

 

Space Invader - Impass Robert, Paris
Space Invader – Impass Robert, Paris

 

Under the Bridge - Space Invader
Under the Bridge – Space Invader

 

Space Invader - Electric
Space Invader – Electric

 

Space Invader?
Space Invader?

 

Guess...
Guess…

 

Lurking - Space Invader
Lurking – Space Invader

 

Clet Abraham, a French artist who now lives in Florence, has a good amount of work displayed around the city as well. He usually turns “Do Not Enter” signs into more interesting and often humorous displays, though I’ve seen other wok of his beyond this one canvas. His message is simple – question the authority telling you what to do; think twice before you obey.

 

Heavy Burden - Clet Abraham - Paris
Heavy Burden – Clet Abraham – Paris

 

Punlishment Under the Law - Clet Abraham
Punlishment Under the Law – Clet Abraham

 

There are many others, and though tagging and vandalism are rampant in Paris, the art is also quite abundant and expressive. We found the obligatory Shepard Fairey “OBEY” and a possible Bankse, though who can be sure anymore.

 

Shepard Fairey - OBEY - Paris
Shepard Fairey – OBEY – Paris

 

Unknown Commentary
Unknown Commentary

 

Paris is an artist’s city. And though it is an expensive city, and a fairly dirty city compared to some of the cities I consider its counterpart – such as Prague – it is full of inspiration and possibility. Here are some other great works around the city.

 

Space Invader or Impersonator
Space Invader or Impersonator

 

Into the walls
Into the walls

 

Who are you? I think a local might know...
Who are you? I think a local might know…

 

Brasil
Brasil

 

 

Leave Us Alone - Paris Street Art
Leave Us Alone – Paris Street Art

 

Temporary chalk - Groove in Paris
Temporary chalk – Groove in Paris

 

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