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: Chris Stain & Billy Mode

Artists Chris Stain and Billy Mode extended their long-standing collaboration to include 13 youths from creative-arts youth development organization Cre8tive YouTH*ink in their process. The result? Sign Language, a stunning mural on the side of 267 Pacific Street (at Smith Street), based on a photograph by legendary street photographer Martha Cooper.

chris stain x billy mode x cre8tive youth*ink x martha cooper

billy mode x chris stain

chris stain x billy mode

Billy Mode has just dropped Omni, a series of small edition, hand-sprayed, hand-cut, multi-layer, stencil prints available via Freshly Baked.

[Chris Stain & Billy Mode for Cre8tive YouTH*ink, Bushwick Collective & Welling Court – all photos (c) 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.

In The Dream: Chris Stain, Billy Mode & Voke mural in Bushwick

“In The Dream” mural by Chris Stain, Billy Mode, Pat Voke (photo by Becki Fuller)

During the final steamy days of July, artists Chris Stain, Billy Mode and Pat Voke braved the heat and humidity of NYC to paint the Factory Fresh curated Bushwick Art Park on Vandervoort Place. Together these childhood friends conquered the seemingly endless 25’ x 200’ wall, which had most recently been painted by Veng RWK.  For more pictures and information, go to their website at www.inthedream.org (which has apparently been scientifically proven not to be full of horseshit, so there you go!).

“In The Dream” mural by Chris Stain, Billy Mode, Pat Voke (photo by Becki Fuller)
Chris Stain, Billy Mode, Pat Voke mural detail (photo by Becki Fuller)
Chris Stain, Billy Mode, Pat Voke mural detail (photo by Becki Fuller)
"In The Dream" mural detail (photo by Becki Fuller)
INTHEDREAM.ORG (photo by Becki Fuller)