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El Bocho on the streets of Berlin

Little Lucy: Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Walking between Hackescher Markt and Alexanderplatz this afternoon I came across some new paste-ups by Berlin-based street artist, El Bocho.

El Bocho has been putting up work on the streets of Berlin since 1997 and anyone who has wandered around central Berlin is sure to have seen some of his art.

His most recognisable character is Little Lucy, a cute looking cat hater.  Her ‘butter wouldn’t melt’ (and boss-eyed) appearance belies the fact that she is always dreaming up inventive ways to torture or kill Kitti.  Often, Kitti is seen suffering or dead nearby.

Head and shoulders portraits of young women (his Citizen series) also feature heavily in his work.

I miss my Plattenbau…

I miss my Plattenbau: Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Have to wash off the city colours…

Have to wash off the city colour: Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

This last piece is the first time I remember seeing an El Bocho that isn’t brightly coloured.

Washed Out: Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

I have featured a number of El Bochos in previous posts and in my Street Art galleries but having seen four new pieces on one day, I thought it was time he got a post of his own.

You can see more El Bocho work on his website.  Or better still, come to Berlin and see it on the streets for yourself.

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8 Responses to El Bocho on the streets of Berlin

  1. Digital Cosmonaut 31 March, 2012 at 20:38 #

    I just spotted 2 new ones today in prenzlauer berg as well, seems like the good weather has brought him out again. they seem to have become rather popular – popular enough for other people to try and peel them off and take home….

    • andBerlin 31 March, 2012 at 20:48 #

      I’m sure everyone would like an El Bocho on their wall but surely people should realise that they are stuck pretty well and not rip half of it off in some cases. I’ll have a wander around Prenzlauer Berg in the next few days and see what I see. Love the pic in the link!

  2. yoshiliciouz 1 April, 2012 at 19:45 #

    I’ve been to Berlin two times in six months…and I found only ten (more or less) graffiti in Kreuzberg…sometimes I think I should join the tours that bring tourists around the city to find street art pieces, since I’m not able to find them by myself. 🙁

    • andBerlin 1 April, 2012 at 19:56 #

      There’s plenty of graffiti and street art all over Berlin but if you want to see it in Kreuzberg specifically I would recommend the streets near Görlitzer Bahnhof. If you’re coming to Berlin again get in touch via the blog and I’ll let you know some specific streets where there are good pieces at the time.

      • yoshiliciouz 2 April, 2012 at 01:23 #

        uh, it would be wonderful if u let me know these streets!For sure I’ll come to Berlin again, I love that city so much (I would like to move there…but I still don’t know what could I do there as job…)!A friend of mine, who lives in Berlin, told me “who cares about London, we have Berlin!”! 😀

      • andBerlin 4 April, 2012 at 17:39 #

        In Kreuzberg, Skalitzer Strasse and Naunynstrasse are a good starting point and if you take some of the side streets off these you’ll see plenty, including work by C215, Alias and Faile to name a few. I’d also recommend Niederbarnimstrasse in Friedrichshain and Dircksenstrasse in Mitte, which is where I saw these El Bochos. Happy hunting!

        Berlin is great but London has its good points too. I’ve been going through some old photos and plan to do some London Street Art posts soon.


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