This artistic stroll is the initiative of the 17th arrondissement’s City Hall, with the association Art en Ville at the helm, in order to “reinforce the place of art in the arrondissement”, according to the Paris City Hall. In total, there are almost a dozen street art frescoes on rue Nollet and rue Brochant and at the Batignolles market, each echoing a part of the neighborhood’s history in its own way.
Among the artists who have colored the neighborhood, we find Moreje, who pays homage to Barbara and Verlaine, two poets from Batignolles, at 5 rue Nollet and 2 rue Brochant, Jeaninne Santos, who creates urban mini-frescoes in the cracks of the city’s facades (47 rue Nollet) or, Nelio and his large fresco with childish and abstract features, 55 rue Nollet Continuing the stroll, from 12 to 16 rue Brochant, it’s the work ofEmemem that we come across, a street artist who puts bandages on sidewalks and repairs roads with small ceramic tiles.
Still on Brochant street, we then go to the Marché des Batignolles, where Jaw pays tribute to the atmosphere of this place with a work at the crossroads between abstract and figurative art. We also find there the trademark of Seth, who realizes several frescoes, reminding the school and the municipal libraries in a particularly childish style, worthy of a cartoon or of an illustration that we could find in children’s books.
On the rue des Moines side, the street artist Pastel has created large organic shapes on several walls, while Ratur and Sckaro have represented party scenes, drinking glasses leaning against the counter, in the same tones as Pastel: electric blue, mauve, old pink and bright colors.
So, to make you discover this new artistic and poetic path, the 17th district town hall offers you guided tours, at 3pm, one Saturday per month! Entirely free, they are for the moment victims of their success (the guided tours of April 1st, May 6th, June 3rd and July 1st are full), but new dates are to come!