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Berlin Street Art Vol 3 – Various Artists

A selection of some of the outstanding Street Art I have seen in Berlin over the last few weeks.

Where I have dedicated a post to an artist I have added a link to their name so just click through to see more.  I have also added links to a number of the artists’ own websites.

Fin DAC

Seeing Fin DAC painting at Stroke Urban Art Fair has to be one of my Street Art highlights of the year so when I found out he also painted a piece at YAAM while he was in Berlin I had to go and see it.

Masquerade: Street Art by Fin DAC at YAAM in Berlin

INTI

INTI is another artist who was showing at the Stroke Urban Art Fair and it was a lucky coincidence that I saw this piece at YAAM as it was just yards form the Fin DAC piece shown above.

Skulls at YAAM: Street Art by INTI in Berlin

El Bocho

I’m always pleased to see work by El Bocho.  I was gutted that I didn’t get to see a new ‘Voodoo’ character called ‘Bad Girl’ that he put up on Dircksenstrasse.  By the time I got there some idiot had already torn it off the wall.

ch Vermisse Die Langen Schatten Der Hochäuser: Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Little Lucy (I Don't Like Cats): Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Can't Wash Off The City Colours In My Brain: Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Jenaro

This was my first encounter with Jenaro‘s work (as far as I know).  I’m looking forward to seeing more.

BEKANNT WIE EIN BUNTER HUND: Street Art by Jenaro in Berlin

ALIAS

I spotted this ALIAS on a backstreet by chance and think it is probably quite an old stencil but still in very good condition.

Boy With Grenade - Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

CLET

A big ‘Thank You’ to @jeroenvanmarle who let me know about these two street sign interventions that I think are by CLET.  Both designs have appeared on his own Facebook page so I assume they are originals.  It seems to me that either a lot of people are using this style now or CLET must be a very busy man.

Bird Shitting On Perch: A modified street sign - Street Art by CLET in Berlin

Trapped: A modified street sign - Street Art by CLET in Berlin

Unknown Artists

As always, if anyone knows who the artists are please let me know in the comments so that I can give the proper credit.

Monster Kick: Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Little Girl: Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Feathered Headdress: Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

More Street (Sign) Art in Berlin

Sawing: A street sign intervention - the clever street (sign) art of CLET in Berlin

In the four weeks since I posted my CLET – Street (Sign) Art post I have seen more street sign interventions in Berlin.

Photos of the work have been appearing on Instagram and Twitter with a deserved positive reaction (except from the authorities).

I’m not sure if CLET has been in Berlin for some time now, if he was very busy a while back and I’m only now noticing the fruits of his labour, or if someone else has taken up the mantle of creating puns from street signs.  Whichever it is, I for one love coming across these altered signs.

As before, some of the images may be familiar to anyone who follows me on Facebook or Twitter.

Dead End (Crucifixion): A street sign intervention - the clever street (sign) art of CLET in Berlin

Take Away: A street sign intervention - the clever street (sign) art of CLET in Berlin

Anchor: A street sign intervention - the clever street (sign) art of CLET in Berlin

Fallen Angel: A street sign intervention - the clever street (sign) art of CLET in Berlin

Welcome to Schwabylon: A street sign intervention - clever street (sign) in Berlin

CLET – Street (Sign) Art

Boat - Street Art by CLET (Clet Abraham) on a Keep Right street sign in Berlin

I posted photos of a couple of the CLET street sign interventions I have seen in Berlin recently on my Facebook page and they were well received so I thought I’d write a post about the artist.

CLET (Clet Abraham) is based in Florence but comes originally from Brittany.  He is most well known for his subtle art, which involves the manipulation of a street sign.  For me, this is Street Art at its best.  It is clever and witty and encourages people to pay more attention to their surroundings.  Perhaps most important of all, it brings a smile to the faces of those lucky enough to see it.

STOP Angel - Street Art by CLET (Clet Abraham) on a One Way street sign in Berlin

Stop…Carry On - Street Art by CLET (Clet Abraham) on a No Entry street sign in Berlin

Smile - Street Art by CLET (Clet Abraham) on a Bicycle Lane street sign in Berlin

The Old Ball And Chain - Street Art by CLET (Clet Abraham) on a Roadworks street sign in Berlin

Fallen Angel - Street Art by CLET (Clet Abraham) on a street sign in Berlin

Not everyone enjoys these alterations as much as me.  In October CLET received a €400 fine and according to an article on the Berliner Zeitung website (in German) posted on his Facebook page, German police are not appreciative of his Street Art in Berlin.