BluBlu a la Zappa

While surfing YouTube recently I came across this wonder piece of stop motion animation, entitled MUTO, from the walls of Buenos Aires by graffiti and animation artist BluBlu which someone has added Frank Zappa‘s “The Torture Never Stops” from Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, January 20th, 1976. Amazing hardly begins to describe it.

8 Responses to “BluBlu a la Zappa”

  1. Hugh says:

    This is amazing stuff. I d/led the original from the BluBlu site. The original soundtrack is much better. Even though ‘Torture’ is appropriate, because making this film must of been torture. That’s a lot of white wash. And no scaffolds! I’m guessing ropes and climbing gear for the high pieces?
    The site has his portfolio. A must see.
    This takes graffiti to another level.
    This man can take any shitty building and turn it into a piece of art with a brush and can of black paint.
    BluBlu you rock!

  2. Bálint says:

    Here’s the original. 😉
    Amazing, BTW!

  3. urbangraffito says:

    Indeed, it’s amazing stuff. It could never happen in North America, though, with all the anti-graffiti laws.

  4. Hugh says:

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    It could never happen in North America, though, with all the anti-graffiti laws.

    There is a huge old warehouse owed by MOMA museum (last stop in Queens heading to Manhattan on the 7 train) where graffitti artist are allowed to piece on the entire building! Some really cool stuff.
    I have been tempted to relive my misspent youth and throw up a piece. But the cost of spray paint has skyrocketed! 🙁

  5. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Hugh:

    There is a huge old warehouse owed by MOMA museum (last stop in Queens heading to Manhattan on the 7 train) where graffitti artist are allowed to piece on the entire building! Some really cool stuff.
    I have been tempted to relive my misspent youth and throw up a piece. But the cost of spray paint has skyrocketed! 🙁

    It’s kind of sad that the birthplace of graffiti [New York and its five boroughs] is reduced to a single MOMA owned building where graffiti art like that of BluBlu can “throw up a piece”. In Canada, the graffiti laws have gotten so draconian than dropping your pen is a $500 fine, and dropping your cigarette butt is $250. When the laws get so stupid, where do you turn in a whitewashed society?

  6. Hugh says:

    I have to admit that coming of age during the “Taxi Driver” era of NYC was very adventurous. The 842 miles of subway tracks were one big moving art show back then. You would have loved it, UrbanG. The Stray Cats were right, teen-age rebels ruled. Graffiti artist like Dondi & ZEPHYR were doing some incredible stuff on those trains. Lots of fun for us young punks, a living nightmare for others.
    But now, as a parent, I’ll take the NYC of today. Bomb scares and all!

    Now just pick up that cigarette butt, UrbanG and put your hands over your head!

    The curtain peels back a little more to reveal . . . “the White Zone is for loading and unloading. Use the White Zone. You’ll love it. It’s a way of life!”.

  7. urbangraffito says:

    Yes, I would have loved it, Hugh. Indeed, Hugh, NYC of the 70s and 80s was a virtual hotbed of creativity [literature, music, visual arts] of which graffiti art was just one expression. So much of my own personal education came from the arts and artists that were drawn to, or emerged from that city and it’s no-holds-barred attitude towards the arts and music. Incredible artists like the late David Wajnarowicz and Bob Flanagan immediately pop to mind. Little mags like the Portable Lower East Side, RedTape, Between C & D publishing dangerous New York writers. CBGBs. The Knitting Factory.

    You can go to school, acquire your given degree, yet the arts and artists that come out of NYC at any given time is an education onto itself. It’s the only city I know of that never ceases reinventing itself.

  8. 17OldMagazines says:

    He’s so amazing. He or she… Does anybody actually know who BluBlu is? I can’t find anything on him…

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