If you like street art Paris is a great city to explore. My rambling walk through Paris’s open air street galleries traverses the 20ème in the north east and the surrounding districts, along the Canal Saint Martin and other locations in the city.
A street art walk on Invisible Paris Walks was the catalyst to re-trace my steps along streets in Paris that I know well and that showcase the work of well known Paris street artists, such as Nemo, Jérôme Mesnager and Mosko et Associés. I’ve been walking these streets over the past seven years, working on Les Murs des Paris series – and many of the images I’ve discovered over this period are of Paris’ street art. So after following the route of the Invisible Paris Walks around Belleville where I lived in the late 1990s, I decided to compile a series of Paris street art.
Reflecting on my observations over this time, I’ve discovered the ephemeral and permanent elements of Paris’ street art. While Mosko et Associés prowling tigers at Villa d L’Ermitage are long since gone the urban tigers at Rue des Rosiers remain much as I first found them in 2006.