Sunday, November 30, 2008

Union Square Artist

Last weekend, I saw this artist at Union Square painting a street scene involving the famous street seller/demonstrator of the Swiss vegetable peeler. Check out the websites of Kitty of New York Portraits and Strangetastes of St. Louis Daily Photo for actual photos of the same scene.

So do you have a veggie peeler? I don't!!

21 comments:

Denver Daily Photo said...

Great photo. He is very talented! I do not have a Swiss veggie peeler but I do have one of the cheapy veggie peelers. lol.

Crystal

Lily Hydrangea said...

fabulous shot Ming.
Yes I have a peeler... for my cucumbers & beloved potatoes, & sometimes carrots.
I hope you are eating your veggies Ming!

Tash said...

The artist is phenomenal! Did you see him sell his sketches there too?
Peeler - I got one & can never bother to look for it when I need it.

Chuck Pefley said...

If you don't eat veggies you have no need for the associated peeling implement :)

Susu said...

Of course! But I rarely make use of my veggie peeler. I'm a huge apple eater, if I don't have French Goldens in my fridge I go nuts, but always with the skin.

Babzy said...

beautiful photo ,i love this streets artists !
A peeler?Of course ;)

Anonymous said...

In France,the veggie peeler is called an "économe". Do you understand that its means? No??
Lets go to our dictionary...

Denver Daily Photo said...

You left a comment on Denver Daily Photo about people wearing shorts and sandals in Nov. I just wanted to let you know that photo was taken in July. We have 5 inches of snow on the ground right now so now summer clothing for us. I haven't worn shorts in months. lol. =D

Anonymous said...

Really lovely photo Ming.
Of course I have a peeler for the veggies, potatoes, etc. And I just used it for Thanksgiving. Doesn't get as much use as it should though.
How was your Thanksgiving with friends?

Doris

Jay_ said...

That picture is awesome. That man is really talented, and no, I don't have a veggie peeler lol.

babooshka said...

Yes I do have a veggie peeler - he is called Gary1 When he is not doing exactly what's in this image- art,then he is chief coffee maker, veg peeler and garbage taker out. He may be the BBC'S famous artsist but not when he's at home.

www.DeltaMovies.com said...

Nice pic...the detail in the artist sweater and the painting is incredible...kudos to the new camera.

GMG said...

Hi Ming! Hope you didn’t grow fat on Thanksgiving ;) and survived all the awful news in the media this week… ;(
Veggie peeler? Always... ;))
The Dino is superb!
Salvatore Ferragamo, 5th & 56, always on my way to the old Drake... Beware, don't bring your cards... ;)))
Meanwhile Blogtrotter is still in Tunisia, waiting your comments at the Blue Village! Hope you enjoy and have a great week!

marley said...

Great photo of a great painting in the making. Also I liked the links!

I'll have to check with Phoebe if we have a veggie peeler!

Virginia said...

Oh I want a new veggie peeler like Babooshka. I think Gary is just the thing i need. Your shot is perfect Ming.
BTW, I got that Flickr thing figured out. now I have a photostream thing going and you and Peter ( you were both in the Junk Mail for pete sake) are now Contacts,
I think. It's too much for me to figure out.
V

Isadora said...

Of course I have a veggie peeler. Although, I would be much happier if I've had the talents this gent does. :)

-K- said...

I love the fact that you're documenting this kind of timeless activity, something that'll be recognized a hundred years from now.

Belinda said...

That's an amazing painting...such talent! Thanks for capturing it and sharing.

jen laceda said...

I could have sworn this was Paris!
-Jen from Folie a Deux

• Eliane • said...

Very cool! That guy is a celebrity. And now on canvas and on the web!

L.Shaw said...

That veggie peeler is there every week....and he draws a huge crowd. Wonder how many he actually sells.