Saturday, 22 January 2011
Don't trust this blog
Or at least don't if you believe Ben Vautier. He's an artist who creates a lot of his work using text to form paradoxical statements. The one above means "you must not trust words". As someone who is hoping to write for a living one day I was mildly offended at this stab at my potential future profession, but a more Machiavellian side of me spotted an opportunity to spin the irony of the message still further and write about it instead.
I actually took this photo on a wander around Belleville before Christmas but it's been languishing in my camera memory until today. It's home to a large Chinese population, with lots of Asian restaurants and supermarkets around the Rue de Belleville, where this picture was taken.
On another amble around my quartier today I spotted a few more interesting examples of street art. They'll be along soon. A plus.