It’s a clever piece of street art but I can’t make out the story.  Has the hand just pulled up the the strange, rooty  individual or is it about to plant him?  The artist, Mr Pee is also a professional illustrator.  When not illustrating children’s reading books, he seems to specialise in enigmatic characters with a tendency towards vegetation.

This bookshop on the Rive Gauche attracts (or maybe invites) street artists.  As well as the arm there’s a familiar mosaic character over the window, with the addition of a propellor, and an ‘audio surveillance zone’ ear among other decorations.

 

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The smart, gold ear reminded me of another one I spotted in Butte aux Cailles earlier in the year.  I don’t know whether the juxtaposition with the poster for ‘Je Vous Écoute’ was planned or fortuitous.

 

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The ears are the work of  Urban Solid, two Italian artists who visited Paris last November.  Their 3D installations are eye-catching but personally I’m glad there aren’t too many of them about!