Berlin Street Art: the moment your drugs kick in

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After leaving Paris, I went to Berlin for a few days with my mom. According to both my Parisienne friend and my Mom’s Lonely Planet guide book, street art is something for which Berlin in especially known. I signed my family up for a street art walking tour and two hour workshop. Highly recommend. Some of my WASPY family members felt a little mainstream because all the guests had piercings and wore black leather and were definitely okay with things like cursing and divorce. Still dope. Berlin street art culture is nuts and definitely a group of people I want to party with.


Some highlights:

Our tour guide told us about this crazy street art gang called the Berlin Kids,  (side note: kids??? how old are these people)  who do crazy stuff like train surfing and spray painting the tops of subway cars. All of their identities our secret. They even made a movie.


Game: can you find this guys penis?

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Answer: Look at the pattern on his pants and how its painted so that the pants appear to bulge out in the appropriate spot.


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The girl dancing was done by an artist who paints pictures of girls dancing at music festivals. He aims to capture the moment when your drugs kick in (that’s literally what my tour guy said) and you start dancing with no inhibitions.


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This is my and my mom’s own “street art,”                                                                                 made after the tour with spray paint and stencils.


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Get off your phone, sheeple.

Bizarre Beyond Belief: Montreal Street Art Gallery Opening

Last weekend, to celebrate the launch of Bizarre Beyond Belief Magazine’s new book, Le Sino hosted the perfect event: a gallery opening of artwork by well-known Montreal street artists, that is the genius’s who’ve transformed the plain brick walls of downtown Montreal into intricate and beautiful pieces of art.

The gallery was full of unique and gorgeous works:

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The atmosphere was just what you would expect: people were rolling splifs while commenting on the aesthetics of the pieces. I met a bunch of renowned Montreal street artists, which was super cool.


My favorite piece:

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I actually tried to buy this, but the gallery owned this piece. So ridiculously dope because it’s emblematic of the crazy people who can cover a train in graffiti in like three minutes flat.