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 #ripรผzit

Triple Play: Cost x ENX

Cost and his partner ENX have been relentless in their ongoing wheatpasting campaign. They continue to carve out new spots, especially with their highly visible jumbo posters, strategically pasted up high.

yellow/black

enx cost kwolf

zimer wane cost enx

[ENX/Cost/Muk123/False/Bรคst, ENX/Cost/KWolf, ENX/Cost/Zimer/Wane – all photos (c) Luna Park]

Cost Was There

COST: YOU CAN’T TURN REBELLION INTO MONEY (photo by Luna Park)

Last week, Cost completed his mural on the exterior of a garage at Bushwick’s Five Points.

Cost garage (photo by Luna Park)
COST: ENTER THE VOID (photo by Luna Park)
COST / SET rollers (photo by Luna Park)
COST WAS HERE 6.19.12 (photo by 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.

Cost Showpaper Box

Cost Showpaper box (photo by Luna Park)
Cost Showpaper box (photo by Luna Park)

The “Community Serviced” Showpaper newspaper boxes Becki wrote about earlier this week have been installed out on the streets. We’ll see how long they last… but you have to admit it’s nice to see Cost like this.

Cost Showpaper box (photo by Luna Park)
Cost Showpaper box (photo by Luna Park)

"The Community Serviced" Opening

Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)
Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)

Last night was a fun night filled with art, music, tattoos, video games, and even some Cirque du Soleil-esque contortionism. No, it wasn’t just another night at a hipster bar in Williamsburg, this was “The Community Serviced”, a show curated by Andrew H. Shirley which featured 12 uniquely produced Showpaper newspaper boxes designed by 24 artists. After the opening night, the works will be placed around the city to serve the community both as public art pieces as well as an expansion of Showpaper’s distribution network of their bi-monthly publication.

Here’s hoping that they last long enough!

Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)
Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)
Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)
Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)
Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)
Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)
Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)
Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)
Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)
Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)
Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)
Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)
Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)
Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)
Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)
Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)
Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)
Showpaper boxes (photo by Becki Fuller)