Monday, July 14, 2008

Ruby Tuesday



I am celebrating Ruby Tuesday today with photos from 5POINTZ, a warehouse space dedicated to the work of graffiti artists in Queens, New York City. Artists may work here for free with impunity.



The RED skies caught my eye. The green figure in front may be a nymph. What do you think?




ifONE is the artist in the photo who gave me permission to post his work. His REDs are brilliant.







I was surprised not to find more RED than I did.

See more of the graffiti artists' work here

Don't forget to come back and sign Mr. Linky after you post to your own blog.

theteach




Space alien ladybug

49 comments:

DrillerAA said...

WoooHooo!!! I'm first. Got a couple of Ruby Red Corvettes for you.

I'm not a big fan of where graffiti ends up, but I do like the art form.

Carletta said...

These are wonderful! I am so glad there is a place for them to practice their art - and yes, it is art in my book. (So I'm not misunderstood - art in an appropriate place.)

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Not playing, but wanted to say...I. Love. Your. New. Header. Have a great day Teach. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Sanni said...

Excellent choices. I like iFonE's work best.

The green figure looks like a fairy to me.

My red photo is posted on my new photo blog. It's the first time I participated in Ruby Tuesday, so please be gentle *g*

Bond said...

Very cool....

Thanks for sharing...will have something up tomorrow...

ellen b said...

Wow. Look at all the Ruby art you found. Very cool...

Jeff B said...

Now there is some real talent!

Roger said...

Wow those are awesome Mary!! Good Ruby Tuesday to you!! :D

napaboaniya said...

In Singapore, artists that flaunt their work out in the streets are slap with a fuge 5k Fine.

ifOne has some real cool works :P
Happy Ruby Tuesday Mary!!

Ralph said...

Not first this week, but still enjoyable. Lots of red in nature, but I see lots of red in many urban areas as well. Yours post shows a very this urban art in the larger than life big city. As Carletta notes, not my style but what art agrees with all of its viewers?

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I know someone who is going to like this post. I am glad to see they have a legal wall to paint.

Askew To You said...

I love that graffiti art. Very interesting choice for Ruby Tuesday. I like how ifONE's art looks so dimensional. It's beautiful. I bet it was fun to photograph.

I have a new food blog and I'm putting a link to both it and my askew to you blog today. I hope that it alright. If it's not, I can do one or the other next week.

Raven said...

I love that there's a place for all that creativity to have free expression. Wonderful photos. What happens when they run out of wall? Do they pain over it? Your new banner photo is gorgeous.

Eve said...

Beautiful graffiti. Probably a great improvement over what was there before. =)

Michelle said...

Wonderful..I wish there were more places for some of these frustrated artists to paint.. My second Ruby Tuesday contribution is up..

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Those are great! Some graffiti murals are just so amazing!!

Greyscale Territory said...

What an incredible variety of reds in your pics Mary! Just brilliant!

Your Pal Pinki said...

Nice art! I have Ruby Red Fords and a Waffle Bus. They're not Corvettes, but we like them. Check it out! And thanks for letting me play!

The Urban Buddha said...

Amazing grafitti pics! As an art teacher to be I really love street art! :o)
Am a first timer on Ruby Tuesday - got it recommended to me by Tink - and it seems like good fun. Think I definately will be back! ;o)
Have a great day!

DrillerAA said...

Sorry all, but my entire URL was not in my first link. I guess I had a Brain Freeze. The second link should work.

anthonynorth said...

Some great art work there. It's good these guys are getting a place to do it.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This graffiti is very well executed. What a great place for this kind of art!

jientje said...

Wow, I love those!!
Graffiti van be very beautiful I think!
I'm joining in for the second time this week, and it's up now!

Tink *~*~* said...

What a lovely series of RED works of art! HRT!

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Hello Teach,
Fantastic RED shots esspecially from the bikini thats a cute poster tho...iFone is a great artist, it seems to be a nice warehouse, I will seach in my photos' for red too and maye...

Greetings from RED haired JoAnn

WillThink4Wine said...

Mary, these are just wonderful! The only graffiti I seem to find is vulgar.

Odat said...

Wow...I think I may just have to visit there....that is awesome!
Peace

Ivanhoe said...

How cool, Mary! I think the green creature is a fairy :o) Have a great Tuesday!

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

OK Teach,
As promisssed, I made a RED creation with lots of RED, I made its Red myself, just have look.

Thanks for inviting me,
JoAnn /Holland

Becky and Gary said...

Wow, what a great post. These graffiti artests are so tallented. My husband and I are train fans, and much of this talent is wasted on the sides of box cars. If someone provided a place for them to express paint more folks could enjoy what they do.

Patti said...

I think she's a nymphette ;-) Or a magical fairy.

Great artwork you captured. Like Carletta, I think it's art when in the right place.

I'm number 33! and that's our street address.

Snowbird said...

These artists always amaze me with what they can do. Happy Ruby Tuesday.

the teach said...

Hi guys Thanks for the great comments and posts (I've been around to a couple of people). I'll be around to everyone by day's end! Great Ruby Tuesday!

Dianne said...

Wow Mary! How cool to be able to hang out there and see them work.

Beautiful!

Stine said...

Love the artwork! And the bug is ruby too... AND alien!

Suzie said...

I love the lady bug

me ann my camera said...

I think the cityscape is fantastic and while scrolling down for comments I found the space alien doodle!!! Love the doodle too.

JunieRose2005 said...

WOW!!

All this is really cool !!


I have a Ruby Tuesday post up today!!



Junie

Geraldine said...

Great photos Mary, whimsical and fun! I have my Ruby Tuesday post up now. Looking forward to reading as many others as I can!

www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

Babs (Beetle) said...

Great photos and great art. I just discovered 'Ruby Tuesday' and have posted for it on my photo blog. I hope I remember each week ;O)

Honeybabybee said...

posted mine!

juliana said...

these are great shots of street art.

BNS said...

Hi Mary - I've been seeing the Ruby Tuesday meme for a little while now, and it looks like a lot of fun, so I've decided to join. My first Ruby Tuesday post is a Princess Michiko Hibiscus blossom.

Is there somewhere I should sign up (other than your Mr. Linky on this post)? And please tell me where to link back to. I put the small Ruby Tuesday badge on the post, but so far it does not link to anything.

Bobbie

Indrani said...

Tink posted a comment saying I could put up my entry for Ruby Tuesday. Thanks to her, so I am here. You have a wonderful collection of Reds.

Thanks for hosting this. :)

lynn said...

Oh man, I keep forgetting about joining Ruby Tuesday! I need to start looking out for red. Great graffiti shots!

BNS said...

Okay, after visiting a number of Ruby Tuesday posts, I now understand that mine should link right back here to you! (duh) So, I added the link to the Ruby Tuesday badge. :-D

Bobbie

Travis said...

Very cool stuff! I don't like the defacing of property, but there's no question that graffiti is an art.

Life's Lessons said...

Nice one! Wish I could visit it. :-)

Kerslyn's Comfort Zone said...

Interesting! Very beautiful work of art. Mine is up!