Recent Works by Cern

Cern x Cekis (photo by Luna Park)
Cern x Cekis (photo by Luna Park)

It’s always a pleasure to photograph Cern‘s work… here’s a selection of some murals painted around New York this year. His colorful flora and fauna (kitties!!) always put a smile on my face.

Cern (photo by Luna Park)
Cern (photo by Luna Park)
Cern (photo by Luna Park)
Cern (photo by Luna Park)
Cern  (photo by Luna Park)
Cern (photo by Luna Park)

Impressions from 2012 Welling Court

Olek for Welling Court 2012 (photo by Luna Park)

This past weekend’s third iteration of the Welling Court block party, organized by the tireless Alison and Garrison Buxton, was a huge success. The total number of walls now painted in this corner of Astoria has almost reached 100! Here’s a small taste of what went down on Saturday…

Toofly (photo by Luna Park)
Sheryo in action (photo by Luna Park)
Never and The Yok pieces in progress (photo by Luna Park)
Score and Flying Fortress in progress (photo by Luna Park)
Skewville piece in progress (photo by Luna Park)
Chris RWK in action (photo by Luna Park)
Veng in action (photo by Luna Park)
John Fekner & Don Leicht (photo by Luna Park)
Ellis G in the foreground w/Sinned in progress (photo by Luna Park)
Fumero in action (photo by Luna Park)
Taking in Joe Iurato’s finished piece (photo by Luna Park)
SpOne (photo by Luna Park)
Cost, Darkcloud and Keely (photo by Luna Park)
Admiring Chris Stain and Billy Mode’s work (photo by Luna Park)
Cekis (photo by Luna Park)
URNewYork in action (photo by Luna Park)
Cern’s balloons (photo by Luna Park)
Score by night (photo by Luna Park)

Click through for The Street Spot’s coverage of Welling Court in 2011 and 2010.

From Buenos Aires to Brooklyn: Jaz

Jaz x Cern (photo by Luna Park)

Argentinian artist Jaz has been putting work on the streets of Buenos Aires since the mid 1990s. Graffitimundo describes his recent work as featuring “Mexican “lucha libre” style wrestling figures with animal masks and part-man, part-beast figures locked in combat throughout the city.” His ‘manimals’ have sprung up in several locations in Brooklyn, including a feline-friendly collaborative wall with Cern as well as a piece with South African artist Freddy Sam.

Jaz x Cern close-up (photo by Luna Park)
Jaz x Freddy Sam (photo by Luna Park)

See more of Jaz’ work on Fatcap and Flickr.

Becki Fuller’s 2010 Top 40

2010 has been yet another crazy year, filled with lots of change, adventure, and as always, fun. The highlight for me was the adoption of my dog Ava, who I consider to be New York’s #1 pit bull street art model. I was also very fortunate in getting to meet and spend time with some really fantastic people, such as ECB, Jef Aerosol, Sweet Toof, Ludo, and Roa, during their stays in the city. My trips to Oaxaca, Art Basel Miami, and getting to see Steve Powers bring his Love Letter project to my hometown of Syracuse were a great way to rounded out the year. After taking a look back on this year, I would like to share some of my favorite photos, people, art & events from 2010 (see Luna Park’s list here).

Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Photos include work of: El Mac, Retna, How, Nosm, Aryz, Veng, Themo, Deem, ECB, “Sugar Junkie”, Specter, Sweet Toof, The Dude Company, Ludo, Skewville, C215, Dolk, MOMO, Faile, Swoon, Chris Stain, Joe Iurato, Lapiztola, Dan Witz, Gaia, Elbow Toe, Sofia Maldonado, Shepard Fairey, Steve Powers, Over Under, N D’A, Broken Crow, Cern, Cekis, Jef Aerosol, Cash4, Smells, Rambo, Trusto Corp, White Cocoa, Rime, Swampy, Celso, Nekst, Paul Richard, Goya, Faro, Darkcloud, Sadue, Gen2, UFO, Roa, Cahil Muraghu, Tati, and Kid Acne

Shots From Electric Windows 2010

Electric Windows - Gaia (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows – Gaia (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows - Bigfoot (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows – Bigfoot (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows - Cern (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows – Cern (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows - Chor Boogie (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows – Chor Boogie (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows - Chris Stain (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows – Chris Stain (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows - sketch (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows – sketch (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows - Elbow-Toe (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows – Elbow-Toe (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows - Joe Iurato (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows – Joe Iurato (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows - kids (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows – kids (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows - Kid Zoom (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows – Kid Zoom (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows - Logan Hicks (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows – Logan Hicks (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows - stencils (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows – stencils (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows - Mr Kiji (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows – Mr Kiji (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows - Peru Ana Ana Peru  (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows – Peru Ana Ana Peru (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows - Ron English (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows – Ron English (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows - Skewille (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows – Skewille (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows - Ava! (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows – Ava! (photo by Becki Fuller)

Electric Windows 2010, This Saturday in Beacon, NY

Electric Windows (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows (photo by Becki Fuller)

Back in 2008, Open Space Gallery hosted the first installation of Electric Windows, a day of live painting, music, local food and fun, in Beacon, NY. The lineup of artists included favorites from both the street art and graffiti world such as Cycle, Pink, Ron English, Elbow Toe, Michael DeFeo, and Chris Stain. This year’s group of artists is an impressive mix of returning & new faces, many of whom I look forward to seeing in action for the first time!

Electric Windows (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows (photo by Becki Fuller)
Electric Windows (photo by Becki Fuller)

ELECTRIC WINDOWS 2010
An art and music Celebration in Upstate NY

30 artists painting live / Live music / Live screenprinting / vendors & more!
Saturday July 31st 2010
12pm to 7pm

510 Main Street Beacon NY

featuring:
Big Foot
Buxtonia
BoogieRez
Cern
Chor Boogie
Chris Stain
Chris Yormick
Depoe
Elbow Toe
Elia Gurna
Erik Otto
Eugene Good
Faust
Gaia
Joe Iurato
Kid Zoom
Mr Kiji
Logan Hicks
Lotem & Aviv
Michael De Feo
Paper Monster
Peat Wollaeger
Rick Price
Ron English
Ryan Bubnis
Ryan Williams
Skewville
thundercut

For more information and directions, check out the Electric Windows website.

Brooklyn Walls

Cern (photo by Luna Park)
Cern (photo by Luna Park)

Some really great, new, production walls have gone up in Brooklyn lately, these fine examples having been painted over the long Fourth of July holiday weekend. Cern YMI (above) is joined on the wall by Host18 DYM, SPOne and Vor 718.

Vor718 (photo by Luna Park)
Vor718 (photo by Luna Park)
SP One (photo by Luna Park)
SP One (photo by Luna Park)
Host18 (photo by Luna Park)
Host18 (photo by Luna Park)

Laguna – Cekis – Cern Collaborative Mural

On a walk through Greenpoint last weekend, I spotted a sweet, new mural by Laguna, Cekis and Cern of the YMI crew.

Cekis Cern (photo by Luna Park)
Cekis Cern (photo by Luna Park)
Cekis (photo by Luna Park)
Cekis (photo by Luna Park)
Cern (photo by Luna Park)
Cern (photo by Luna Park)
Laguna Cekis (photo by Luna Park)
Laguna Cekis (photo by Luna Park)
Laguna (photo by Luna Park)
Laguna (photo by Luna Park)

Art in General and Then Some

Last Saturday, the non-profit arts organization Art in General was host to Underground Up, a fall benefit party in an old firehouse on Lafayette Street. Artists Cake, Chris Stain and Cern were invited to create site-specific murals, the catch being they only had a few hours Saturday afternoon before the party to put up their work. It’s a good thing they know a thing or two about painting under pressure…

Cake was kind enough to invite me into the space on Monday, shortly before the pieces were painted over. [Heads up: I’ll have a full interview and studio visit with Cake coming soon!]

Cake

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Chris Stain

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Cern/YMI

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Happy Caturday

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m just one cat shy of being a crazy cat lady (for the record, I have two). While I encourage everyone to do their part to help bring down NYC’s feral cat population, these street cats do just fine on their own:


cern kitty
Cern/Ymi

if cats could fly...
Unknown

miss luna kitty
C215

elbow-toe's kitty
Elbow-Toe

cycle
Cycle