Wheatpaste Warrior Roundup

In recent weeks, a slew of new wheatpastes have been showing up around Brooklyn. Some old favorites are back in action (Over Under, Feral, Labrona) as well as a few new-to-me faces (White Cocoa, Gawd). I’m not quite sure how we got so lucky, as to have so many great artists in town all at once, but I’m not complaining!

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Labrona

Labrona Jump

Over Under with N D’A

Over Under

Over Under

Gawd

Gawd

White Cocoa Yellow

White Cocoa

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White Cocoa

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White Cocoa (I kind of love how the tag interacts with this one)

Feral

Feral

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Feral

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How, Nosm and Aryz in Brooklyn

Twin brothers How and Nosm of TATS CRU recently collaborated with Barcelona’s Aryz on some murals in the Bronx as well as the East New York & Williamsburg sections of Brooklyn. See more pictures of their walls around the boroughs (and the world!) on How & Nosm’s Flickr page.

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How Detail 3

Dystopia Fitler this Saturday in Williamsburg

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DYSTOPIA FILTER: The theme of this exhibition addresses how people use their given modes of expression to understand, interpret, and change their surroundings. It is not hard to look around and see adversity and imbalance perpetuating on a global scale. While we are all constantly inundated with this reality throughout our daily lives, what we choose to retain vs. what we choose to filter out forms our consciousness, and our consciousness defines who we are and what we create. The works displayed in this exhibition serve as physical examples of this sensory filtration process.

Featured artists: Adam Amengual, Marion Bolognesi, Darkcloud, Stephen Holding, Zach Johnsen, Citizen Kroger, JS Mildenberg, Nate Nadeau, NME1, Kenji Nakayama, Mister Never, Agustin Orengo, Eliza Stamps, Jordan Seiler, Lara Verrochi, Dana Woulfe

Dystopia Filter
Opening Saturday, August 7th, 2010
7-9PM
Section 440
440 Broadway #4L
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Brooklyn Walls II

After admiring his handiwork in New Zealand this spring, I was super excited to see Askew in New York, holding down Bushwick Avenue with local favorites Jee, Ewok, Spot, Cope2 and Jaes.

Askew Ewok (photo by Luna Park)
Askew Ewok (photo by Luna Park)
Spot (photo by Luna Park)
Spot (photo by Luna Park)
Jee Ewok (photo by Luna Park)
Ewok Jee (photo by Luna Park)
Jaes (photo by Luna Park)
Jaes (photo by Luna Park)
Cope2 (photo by Luna Park)
Cope2 (photo by Luna Park)
Askew (photo by Luna Park)
Askew (photo by Luna Park)

M-City Back in Brooklyn

M-City in progress (photo by Luna Park)
M-City in progress (photo by Luna Park)
M-City in progress (photo by Luna Park)
M-City in progress (photo by Luna Park)

After a brief visit to New York last December, M-City was back in Brooklyn over the long holiday weekend, doing what he does best: large, house-sized, stenciled murals. The above are progess shots at the end of a second, exceedingly hot day at the wall. The crisp, mechanical, black and white lines stand in stark contrast to the waist-high weeds of the abandoned lot. I understand he’s on his way to Los Angeles next, so keep your eyes peeled for more of his signature work.

My Fourth of July in Brooklyn


my fourth of july, originally uploaded by Luna Park.

I spent the holiday on a long, leisurely walk through scorching hot Brooklyn… featuring work by X-MEN, LES, DEVI, CASH4, SMELLS, NEVADA, NOHJ, YOLK, ACNE, HATER, TRAP, JEE, EWOK, ASKEW, SPOT, COPE2, JAES, SIGNAL, KNOWS, DOLK, M-CITY.

Summertime Swoon

Swoon (photo by Luna Park)
Swoon (photo by Luna Park)

Nothing quite makes my day like coming across a new piece by Swoon … three in one day is like winning the lottery!

Swoon (photo by Luna Park)
Swoon (photo by Luna Park)
Swoon (photo by Luna Park)
Swoon (photo by Luna Park)
Swoon (photo by Luna Park)
Swoon (photo by Luna Park)
Swoon (photo by Luna Park)
Swoon (photo by Luna Park)

New Reasons to Swoon

Swoon is one of those artists who just never stops – there really is no telling where in the country or even the world she is going to pop up on any given day. Luckily for Brooklyn she seems to be spending quite a bit of time with us lately! In May she released the first ever monograph of her work as well as being a featured artist in Urban Art Projects’ inaugural Williamsburg Waterfront Sculpture Exhibition. Always one to direct public awareness to important (and often forgotten or overlooked) issues, Swoon created a domed sculpture that is an interpretation of the adobes that she will soon be building for homeless Haitians. That’s right: after the exhibition closes, Swoon and a team of artists and other volunteers will be traveling to Haiti to construct the huts in the disaster stricken areas of country. And as if we needed more reasons to love her, she just put up a beautiful new woodcut wheat paste in Brooklyn:

Swoon (photo by Becki Fuller)
Swoon (photo by Becki Fuller)
Swoon (photo by Becki Fuller)
Swoon (photo by Becki Fuller)
Swoon (photo by Becki Fuller)
Swoon (photo by Becki Fuller)

Burning up Brooklyn

SweetToof chompers (photo by Luna Park)
SweetToof chompers (photo by Luna Park)

Nevermind that the mercury hit 90 degrees in Brooklyn today, Sweet Toof went big under the scorching sun in Bushwick. Your intrepid photographer would have brought you more from the scene, but was distracted by an ice cream truck. One might say my sweet tooth – and a burning desire for a frosty cold beverage – got the better of me in this weather.

SweetToof chompers (photo by Luna Park)
SweetToof chompers (photo by Luna Park)
SweetToof chompers (photo by Luna Park)
SweetToof chompers (photo by Luna Park)

New Work From Roa

Roa continues to go big in Brooklyn, with new pieces popping up almost daily!

Roa in Brooklyn (photo by Becki Fuller)
Roa in Brooklyn (photo by Becki Fuller)
Roa in Brooklyn (photo by Becki Fuller)
Roa in Brooklyn (photo by Becki Fuller)
Roa in Brooklyn (photo by Becki Fuller)
Roa in Brooklyn (photo by Becki Fuller)
Roa in Brooklyn (photo by Becki Fuller)
Roa in Brooklyn (photo by Becki Fuller)