Walking down the street art observed today June 16, 2017

Walking down the street art observed today June 16, 2017

I was on my way to an Art Auction today on Broadway. Didn’t take pictures there and there was nothing there that I could afford. I then Went to the Italian Cultural Center and Italian Market. Here are some pics of some wall street art I found along the way.
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Giant Laughing Statues English Bay

Giant Laughing Statues English Bay

First installed in 2009 as part of the Vancouver Biennale These 14 giant, three-metre-tall statues, sculptured, by Chinese artist Yue Minjun, are located in a small park called Morton Park,at Davie and Denman right next to English Bay. They are very popular and I really enjoy watching the kids and tourists enjoy them, especially I noticed people love to mimic the expressions and stance of the statues for a picture.
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Suzann Kingston – Painter – Touch The Art Today!

Suzann Kingston – Painter – Touch The Art Today!

Enjoying English Bay beach today, a place I visit often. I’ve been coming here for more than 60 years and elicits very strong feelings in me to just be here. I love the beach, I love the view of the water, the Seawall walk is always awesome and I eat too many hotdogs from the vendors here.

walking along the seawall, you will often find an artist displaying their work. Today I met Suzann Kingston, A beautiful warm human being who I enjoyed talking too and wanted to share her art here today. For more information about Suzann Kingston check out her website here: Suzann Kingston / Painter / Touch The Art Today!
and here: Touch The Art Today

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Outside the Vancouver Art Gallery

Outside the Vancouver Art Gallery

Four Boats Stranded: Red and Yellow, Black and White
Here are the Black and yellow one, the other two coming…


Artist statement
“Taking into account several important attributes of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s site, Ken Lum has created a work that serves as a directional , geographical and historical marker. The four installed boats include scaled down versions of a First Nations Longboat, Captain Vancouver’s ship, the Komagata Maru (the infamous 1914 Indian immigrant ship) and a cargo ship that recently carried migrants from China’s Fujian Province. The boats are each painted a single colour which speaks to a colonial stereotyping of cultural, racial and historical identification. The First Nations boat is red, Captain Vancouver’s ship is white, the Komagata Maru is black and the Fujian ghost ship is yellow.” (From a VAG press release, September 2001)

There are some multi colored vehicles? or whatever outside the entrance, not sure what it’s about, must find out. interesting though:

Bronze Eagle Sculpture at Robson Square with Vancouver Art Museum

Waterfront station- Angel of Victory

Waterfront station- Angel of Victory

601 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC . This place is very important to me as my Mother worked here as I was growing up. she worked for CP Rail in Accounting.

Installed in 1921, The bronze depiction is of an angel carrying a World War I soldier up to heaven. commissioned by the CPR to honour their workers who made the ultimate sacrifice by going to war.