Graffiti Women are FRESHER

This past Sunday the women of graffiti were out in full force, when members of the YOUNITY collective got together to paint a sixty-two foot mural on the corner of Bedford Avenue and S. 5th St in Williamsburg. This live art production kicks off the festivities for the upcoming FRESHER! exhibit in the fall of 2009.

theyounity.com all-female collective making public art

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Aiko

Ema

Shiro

Robots Will Kill w/Flying Fortress

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Germany’s Flying Fortress was recently Stateside again for a July solo show at Long Island’s Genuine Artikle Gallery. If you’re a fan of the Teddy Troops, there are still items available here.

While in New York, Fortress hit a couple walls with good friends Veng and Chris of Robots Will Kill.

rwk w/flying fortress

Chris Stain and Armsrock Get High In Brooklyn

I Know There Is Love: Chris Stain & Armsrock

In a showing of inter-blog love, the gentlemen over at Brooklyn Street Art were kind enough to tip Luna Park and I off to a fantastic new rooftop mural by Chris Stain and Armsrock. If this is any indication of what their upcoming show at Ad Hoc Gallery will be like, I know where I will be next Friday!

And definitely check out this beautiful video of the artists in action, courtesy once again, of Brooklyn Street Art.com

Your Summer READing

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If you follow New York City street art and graffiti, there’s one name you can’t ignore: READ. His annual trips leave a highly legible trail each time he hits New York: stickers, tags, rollers and pieces, he does them all with admirable style.

READ all about it on a wall near you.

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The Power(s) of Love

Steve Powers: Love Letters for Philadelphia (photo by Becki Fuller)
Steve Powers: Love Letters for Philadelphia (photo by Becki Fuller)

This past weekend I was visiting my brother in Philadelphia, where I was lucky enough to catch a preview of a new mural project underway in the city. Steve Powers (aka Espo), proves that home really is where the heart is, with this ambitious Mural Arts Program collaboration in his native city of Philadelphia. “Love Letters” is a love story both to and from a community, spanning 30-50 walls, rooftops, and billboards along the Market Street El. The narrative unfolds in the style of old Burma Shave ads as riders travel between 46th and 63rd Streets.

Through countless hours of community outreach, meetings, and even a Facebook page, Powers has brought together hundreds of West Philly residents to shape this project by sharing not only their artistic skills, but their insights on love and what the neighborhood means to them.

Stay tuned for updates and information on the opening in September, which I will definitley not be missing.

Know Hope in timelapse

Know Hope was recently in town. He painted in Bushwick, Greenpoint and on the shutters of a little-known place called the Chelsea Hotel:

Os Gemeos are back in town!

6:30pm wednesday

As soon as I heard word that the Os Gemeos had been tapped by Deitch (home of the twin’s stellar exhibition in New York last summer) to paint a mural in place of the Keith Haring tribute, I knew I had to make my way down to the corner of Houston and the Bowery as soon as possible. This is the mural in progress near the end of the second day of painting. I suppose it will take several days to finish and – like the rest of the global street art community – I am on the edge of my seat in anticipation of seeing this completed!