London Street Art & Graffiti RoundUp

Who would have guessed that bringing out a book would impact one’s ability to edit photos on time?! I’m finally caught up with photos from some trips from last year.

First up is a set from a two-week visit to London in July 2016. Many thanks to Mark, Dave, Alex and Remi for their hospitality.

Featuring work by Mad C, Mr. Cenz, Roa, Space Invader, Pejac, Cept, Felipe Pantone, Jana & JS, Mobstr, Dan Witz, C215, Fanakapan, Aida Wilde, Faith47, Jonesy, Phlegm, Banksy, Ben Eine, Sweet Toof, Paul Insect, Smells, Onesto, Oker, Zezao, Dscreet, Dmote, Edwin, Sony, Rowdy, Gerno, Goodchild, 2rise, Roids, SatOne, Jordan Seiler, Conor Harrington, Shok1, Remi/Rough, Toasters, Reka, Findac, Stinkfish, Wrdsmth, Alo, Steve Powers…

If you enjoy my photos, may I suggest you pick up a copy of my book? ;p

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: Dan Witz

Although his NY Hardcore show at Jonathan Levine just closed, Dan Witz continues to regularly exhibit on the streets of New York.

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[Dan Witz in Brooklyn – all photos (c) Luna Park]

Keeping an Eye on Dan Witz

Dan Witz (photo by Becki Fuller)

Dan Witz, street art’s reigning king of optical trickery, has been quietly adding to his Early Sunday Morning and Japes series around New York and beyond. If there is anything that you need to worry about with Dan, it’s certainly not over his  lack of ideas…or talent…or work ethic.  So, basically, don’t worry about Dan Witz – just enjoy his work (if you can spot it)!

Dan Witz (photo by Becki Fuller)
Dan Witz detail (photo by Becki Fuller)
Dan Witz detail shot (photo by Becki Fuller)
Dan Witz (photo by Becki Fuller)
Dan Witz detail shot (photo by Becki Fuller)
Dan Witz (photo by Becki Fuller)

Dan Witz at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Dan Witz is an artist whose work never ceases to amaze me. He constantly succeeds in one-upping himself with his works on the street. In the above piece, installed as part of last weekend’s Welling Court project organized by Ad Hoc Art, he realized an idea explored in his infinitely smaller grate series in full, life-sized glory. That he succeeded in crafting an authentic door was evident by the number of people who walked past it, utterly oblivious.

Witz’ attention to detail is also evident in his studio work, in which he moves his hyper-realistic paintings onto canvas. I’ve only seen one of the several moshpit paintings he’s produced over the years, but it made quite an impression upon me and left me wanting more. All the more reason to join me at Jonathan LeVine Gallery tomorrow night for the opening of Dan’s solo exhibition, Moshpits, Human and Otherwise.

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Moshpits, Human and Otherwise
June 30-July 30, 2011
Opening: Thursday, June 30, 6-8pm
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Welling Court Mural Project 2011

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In addition to John Ahearn’s life casting (which I covered in yesterday’s post), Welling Court was frenzy of painting activity on Saturday afternoon, with the number of artists participating in the Welling Court Mural Project over doubeling from last year! Here is a little slice of some of the walls and people that could be seen:

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Leon Reid IV, Peat Wollagear, Tristan Eaton (photo by Becki Fuller)


joe

Joe Iurato (photo by Becki Fuller)


chris stain

Chris Stain (photo by Becki Fuller)


alice

El Kamino, Alice Mizrachi (photo by Becki Fuller)


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Dan Witz (photo by Becki Fuller)

 

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Cycle, Lady Pink, Free Five (photo by Becki Fuller)

 

cern

Cern (photo by Becki Fuller)

 

fumero

Fumero (photo by Becki Fuller)


deeks

Kati Yamansaki and Caleb Neelon, Beau Stanton, Dark Clouds and Celso (photo by Becki Fuller)


duck

Ezra Li Eismont and Bunnie Reiss (photo by Becki Fuller)


lil mouse

Ezra Li Eismont and Bunnie Reiss (photo by Becki Fuller)

 

Lopi

Lopi (photo by Becki Fuller)


nev

Never (photo by Becki Fuller)

 

wall

Jessie Jones, Sinned (photo by Becki Fuller)


veng

Veng RWK, Over Under, Sophia Maldonado and ROA (photo by Becki Fuller)

 

 

On a Personal Note…

Ava x Skewville (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ava x Skewville (photo by Becki Fuller)

As the proud mama of a pit bull rescued from Animal Care & Control of NYC, this breed will always be close to my heart. Sadly, for various reasons, they are also the animals the are filling the shelters of cities all around this country. Luckily there are people in this world like Tia Torres, founder of the Villalobos Rescue Center, the largest pit bull rescue and rehabilitation shelter in this country. Sadly, Villalobos is in danger of being closed down by a single, hateful woman with a prejudice against against this loyal, beautiful and loving breed as well as their handlers.

Ava x Anxieteam (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ava x Anxieteam (photo by Becki Fuller)

If you, like me, have a soft spot for animals, I encourage you to take 30 seconds to sign this URGENT petition to stop the closing of Villalobos Rescue Center. As of my writing this, the petition already has almost 9,000 signatures, but their goal is for 15,000. Please support these dogs and enjoy the pictures of my girl, Ava:

Ava x C215 (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ava x C215 (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ava x Shepard Fairey (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ava x Shepard Fairey (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ava x Sweet Toof (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ava x Sweet Toof (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ava x Dan Witz (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ava x Dan Witz (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ava x Yote (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ava x Yote (photo by Becki Fuller)

Becki Fuller’s 2010 Top 40

2010 has been yet another crazy year, filled with lots of change, adventure, and as always, fun. The highlight for me was the adoption of my dog Ava, who I consider to be New York’s #1 pit bull street art model. I was also very fortunate in getting to meet and spend time with some really fantastic people, such as ECB, Jef Aerosol, Sweet Toof, Ludo, and Roa, during their stays in the city. My trips to Oaxaca, Art Basel Miami, and getting to see Steve Powers bring his Love Letter project to my hometown of Syracuse were a great way to rounded out the year. After taking a look back on this year, I would like to share some of my favorite photos, people, art & events from 2010 (see Luna Park’s list here).

Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Photos include work of: El Mac, Retna, How, Nosm, Aryz, Veng, Themo, Deem, ECB, “Sugar Junkie”, Specter, Sweet Toof, The Dude Company, Ludo, Skewville, C215, Dolk, MOMO, Faile, Swoon, Chris Stain, Joe Iurato, Lapiztola, Dan Witz, Gaia, Elbow Toe, Sofia Maldonado, Shepard Fairey, Steve Powers, Over Under, N D’A, Broken Crow, Cern, Cekis, Jef Aerosol, Cash4, Smells, Rambo, Trusto Corp, White Cocoa, Rime, Swampy, Celso, Nekst, Paul Richard, Goya, Faro, Darkcloud, Sadue, Gen2, UFO, Roa, Cahil Muraghu, Tati, and Kid Acne

Dan Witz’s Tricky Halloween Treat

Dan Witz (photo by Becki Fuller)
Dan Witz (photo by Becki Fuller)

If you’ve ever been driving down the BQE and caught a glimpse of something that made you think “WHAT THE %$#@?” chances are you just had an encounter with Dan Witz’s latest series. Now, just in time for Halloween, Dan has released a video tracking the installation of his sometimes spooky, sometimes sexy pieces. Trick or Treat indeed!

Dan Witz Book Signing in Williamsburg, June 30th

Dan Witz (photo by Becki Fuller)
Dan Witz (photo by Becki Fuller)

Dan Witz fans in the New York area are in for a double dose of goodness tomorrow evening when you can not only pick up his new monograph Dan Witz: In Plain View – 30 Years of Artworks Illegal and Otherwise, but you can also have it signed by the art legend himself. Spoonbill, one of my all-time favorite bookstores, will be hosting the book signing event this Wednesday, June 30th from 7-10pm. This is definitely one of those not to miss events for any serious fan of street art!

Dan Witz
Dan Witz