Luna Park’s 2014 Favorites

As 2014 winds down, here’s a look back at some of my favorite art and images from the past year – shot in New York, Berlin, Munich and Washington, DC.

Featuring work by:

ADEK, WOLFTITS, ELBOW-TOE, FADE AA/EKGLABS, MOSA/CURVE/ESSO PAL, ELSOL25, MAYA HAYUK, BERLIN KIDZ, GRAFRO, MARTHA COOPER, DCEVE/SNOEMAN, STIKMAN, SHOK1, SKI/TOUCH, STEVE POWERS, DAN WITZ, SWOON, RUBIN415, JUST, CHRIS STAIN/BILLY MODE, ENX/COST, KUMA, JOE IURATO, UFO 907, TEXAS/GANE, SPONE/WANE/TRAP, ANDREW PONEROS, PIXOTE/RAMBO, PIXELPANCHO, CASH4, VTS, FALSE/PEAR, POSTER BOY, SOBER/NOXER, BARE/HERT/GABLE, RUSK/KATSU, NEVER, AMNY, YOU GO GIRL/JANZ/NEKST, KASHINK, KRIPOE, NESO, SATONE, RIPO, HOUSE OF HADES, JJ VERONIS, CLINT MARIO/ME_NEWYORK, GADSE, SMELLS/DROID 907, GIZ/GHOST/MARVEL, REVS, SPECTER, CEKIS/CERN, ELMS, HOODRICH, SWEET TOOF/DARKCLOUD, REKA, MOMO, TOP DOGS, JEFFREY GAMBLERO/SMART

My gratitude to those of you working in the public space.
Much love to anyone who lost a loved one this year…
#ripafri #ripdg #ripkorn #ripüzit

Triple Play: Clet Abraham

[Clet Abraham in NYC – all photos (c) Luna Park]

Art Whino Murals in DC

(Reka for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Reka for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

Recently I had the pleasure of finally seeing in person a number of murals in Washington, DC, organized by Art Whino. This expertly curated series of large-scale murals features the work of Reka, Nawer, SatOne, Momo, Rubin and Kyle Hughes Odgers. I particularly enjoyed the juxtaposition of L’Enfant Plaza’s Brutalist architecture with these large, colorful, and abstract murals.

(Reka for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Reka for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Reka for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Reka for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Reka x Nawer for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Reka x Nawer for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Reka x Nawer for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Reka x Nawer for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Nawer for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Nawer for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
SatOne for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
SatOne for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
SatOne for Art Whino (photo by Luna Park)
(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
SatOne for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
SatOne for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Rubin415 for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Rubin415 for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Momo for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Momo for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Momo for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Momo for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Momo for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Momo for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Kyle Hughes Odgers for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Kyle Hughes Odgers for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

Sweet Toof Rolls Into Pandemic

Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)

Taking his inspiration from the storied US freight train, London’s Sweet Toof’s Derailed rolls into Pandemic Gallery this Friday night for his second New York solo show. Spanning the spectrum from traditional oil paintings on canvas to sculptural installations with salvaged train sets, the artist has transformed the gallery into a maniacally toothy and phantasmagorical homage to boxcar culture. Come out, you won’t be disappointed.

Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)

SWEET TOOF “DERAILED”
Opening Reception: December 12, 2014, 7-11pm
PANDEMIC gallery & event space
22 Waverly Avenue (btw Park Ave/Flushing Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Subway: Clinton/Washington stop on the G & C trains (15 min. walk)
Bus: B62 – Park Ave/Washington Ave (1 min. walk)
Car: BQE West, Exit 31 KENT/WYTHE – BQE East, Exit 30 FLUSHING AVE

Triple Play: Toynbee Tiles

[Toynbee Tiles – all photos (c) Luna Park]

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)

Triple Play: Alice Mizrachi

So glad to see more walls painted by my girl Alice Mizrachi!

[Alice Mizrachi – all photos (c) Luna Park]

Triple Play: JJ Veronis

It’s been a while since we featured JJ Veronis on the blog, so I’m very excited to share some of the excellent, new work he’s put up recently!

[JJ Veronis – all photos (c) Luna Park]

Bringing Color to Munich’s Donnersbergerbrücke

Donnersbergerbrücke: SatOne (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: SatOne (photo by Luna Park)

Starting in 2011, the Writers Corner München began working with the Munich city administration to beautify the concrete support structure of the Donnersbergerbrücke. The bridge is an integral part of Munich’s middle ring, serving as an artery connecting neighborhoods on either side of the rail infrastructure leading to and from the main train station.

WCM was able to expand the project in 2013, arranging for primarily Munich-based artists to paint the many parking lot pillars under the bridge. I was particularily excited to see a couple walls by SatOne.

The project was met with great success.

Donnersbergerbrücke: SatOne (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: SatOne (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: SatOne (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: SatOne (photo by Luna Park)
donnersbergerbrücke satone racecar
Donnersbergerbrücke: SatOne (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Acid79 (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Acid79 (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Lates (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Lates (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Bastor (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Bastor (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Beastie (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Beastie (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: CrowOne (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: CrowOne (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Kult Sanz Zwist (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Kult Sanz Zwist (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Graphism (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Graphism (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Graphism (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Graphism (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Eitel Artworks (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Eitel Artworks (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Devmons (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Devmons (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Kurls (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Kurls (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Mistased Mista Malerone (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Mistased Mista Malerone (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Neso (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Neso (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Philipp Waechter (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Philipp Waechter (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Philipp Waechter (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Philipp Waechter (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Neso (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Neso (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Woodland x Neso (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Woodland x Neso (photo by Luna Park)

Click through for photos of Os Gemeos, et al at the Kultfabrik from my 2011 visit to Munich.