These new posters by JBRock are located on via del Muro Torto, right in Piazza Flaminio at the entrance of the Villa Borghese. I must confess I first saw a picture of them on Lascia Il Segno, a great blog for Italian (and international) street art and headed out on a mission to photograph them. I love it because he’s put them in an unusual place, not Trastevere, San Lorenzo, Pigneto, all the neighborhoods that are the norm. I also love it because the traffic is streaking by and no one even seems to notice. There were even two vigili that walked past and didn’t pay attention. I wrote a bit about JBRock in my guest post on Unurth, but this is the first time I’ve gotten to photograph something of his that is new. He’s really done a fantastic job with the foreshortening on the hand to make it look as though it’s really coming out to grab you. The naked lady is fairly characteristic of his style as well and would be just as at home as a tattoo on someone’s arm as on the wall.
JBRock is one of the earliest artists on the Rome street art scene and I know he has a studio near Castel Sant’Angelo. Maybe some day I’ll make a journey over….
And we’ll end with a little plug. If you want to see some urban art in action, come to Circolo degli Artisti tomorrow! My photos will be projected from 7 pm to 9 pm while Mr. Klevra and Omino71 do some live painting.