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.

Chris Stain Book Launch

Chris Stain (photo by Luna Park)

Artist, teacher, father and all-around nice guy Chris Stain debuts his new book, Long Story Short: A Collection of Inspiration, published by Drago, this Wednesday at the Wooster St. Social Club. Aside from the book launch, the evening will also feature an exhibition of Stain’s work, live music, printmaking, and a slideshow talk by artist, activist and Justseeds founder Josh Macphee on the history of art on the streets. Details can be found on the flyer below.

Chris Stain (photo by Luna Park)
Chris Stain (photo by Luna Park)

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

I’m in Miami Bitch! Photos From Art Basel, 2010

Going over my pictures from Miami and trying to decide what to post has been almost as challenging (and impossible) as it was to shoot everything that was going on during Art Basel in the first place! But for all that I missed (Burning Candy! London Police! Kid Acne!), I really had a fantastic time and felt like I never stopped moving, running into friends from all over the world and their artwork every step of the way. So, in no particular order, here are some of my favorites from Art Basel, Miami, 2010:

Miami Art Basel: Roa (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Roa (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Os Gemeos x Nina (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Os Gemeos x Nina (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Jeff Soto (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Jeff Soto (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Wynwood Walls (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Wynwood Walls (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Skewville x Fumero (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Skewville x Fumero (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Shepard Fairey (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Shepard Fairey (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Shepard Fairey (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Shepard Fairey (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Scribe (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Scribe (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Chris Stain (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Chris Stain (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Kenny Scharf (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Kenny Scharf (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: David Cooper (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: David Cooper (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Remed (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Remed (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Michael DeFeo (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Michael DeFeo (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: SugarJunkie (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: SugarJunkie (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: SugarJunkie (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: SugarJunkie (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: SugarJunkie (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: SugarJunkie (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: SugarJunkie (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: SugarJunkie (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Hello Kitty x Lister (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Hello Kitty x Lister (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: How & Nosm (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: How & Nosm (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Lister (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Lister (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Gaia (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Gaia (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Noh J Coley (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Noh J Coley (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Chor Boogie (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Chor Boogie (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Ron English (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Ron English (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Jeff Soto (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Jeff Soto (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Nunca (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Nunca (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Boxi (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Boxi (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Aiko (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Aiko (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Invader x Sharktoof (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Invader x Sharktoof (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Aiko (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Aiko (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: AlexOne (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: AlexOne (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: AlterEgo x TesOne (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: AlterEgo x TesOne (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Joe Iurato x Chris Stain (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Joe Iurato x Chris Stain (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: El Mac x Retna (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: El Mac x Retna (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: El Mac x Retna (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: El Mac x Retna (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: CFYW (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: CFYW (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: AlexOne (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: AlexOne (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: AlterEgo x TesOne (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: AlterEgo x TesOne (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Joe Iurato x Chris Stain (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Joe Iurato x Chris Stain (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: El Mac x Retna (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: El Mac x Retna (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: El Mac x Retna (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: El Mac x Retna (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: CFYW (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: CFYW (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Aiko (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Aiko (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Invader x Sharktoof (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Invader x Sharktoof (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Aiko (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Aiko (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Boxi (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Boxi (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Nunca (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Nunca (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Jeff Soto (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Jeff Soto (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Ron English (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Ron English (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Chor Boogie (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Chor Boogie (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Noh J Coley (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Noh J Coley (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Gaia (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Gaia (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Lister (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Lister (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: How & Nosm (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: How & Nosm (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Hello Kitty x Lister (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Hello Kitty x Lister (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: SugarJunkie (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: SugarJunkie (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Michael DeFeo (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Michael DeFeo (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Remed (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Remed (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: David Cooper (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: David Cooper (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Kenny Scharf (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Kenny Scharf (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Chris Stain (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel: Chris Stain (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)
Miami Art Basel (photo by Becki Fuller)

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)

Wooster Collective Live Online Event, Tonight 8pm

Tonight around 8pm, Wooster Collective will stream online a live event featuring artists exchanging ideas on creativity, inspiration, art books, and more. Participating Artists: Chris Stain, Elbow Toe, Pax Paloscia, Ivory Serra, Logan Hicks, Swoon and WK Interact.

You can catch this streaming media event either on the Wooster Collective homepage or on their Facebook account.

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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Can’t Beat It

Since Michael Jackson’s passing in June, there has been tribute graffiti and street art popping up all around the world: from stencils on the streets of Brazil to murals in Paris. New York is, of course, no exception. Among my favorites is this new wheat paste from one of street art’s masters of celebrity collage, Bäst. Paired with Chris Stain’s woman and child stencil, this is a trio is a real Thriller (insert groans here)!

Bast x Chris Stain