Throwback Thursday: Revs

I’m sad to say that the Revs pieces below are but three of a number of pieces that were recently stolen from the streets…

fuckin revs

windows where there once were none

avenge

[Revs – all photos (c) Luna Park]

Triple Play: Shok1

London-based aerosol artist Shok1 recently treated New York to three variations on his X-rainbow series.

shok1

shok1

shok1

[Shok1 for LISA Project, Bushwick Collective, and Welling Court – all photos (c) Luna Park]

Steve Powers at the Strand

Steve Powers at the Strand (photo by Luna Park)
Steve Powers at the Strand (photo by Luna Park)
Steve Powers at the Strand (photo by Luna Park)
Steve Powers at the Strand (photo by Luna Park)
Steve Powers at the Strand (photo by Luna Park)
Steve Powers at the Strand (photo by Luna Park)
Steve Powers at the Strand (photo by Luna Park)
Steve Powers at the Strand (photo by Luna Park)
Steve Powers at the Strand (photo by Luna Park)
Steve Powers at the Strand (photo by Luna Park)

Vintage Stikman

Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)

From the looks of Stikman’s latest sticker series, you’d think his shamanic stick figure had been around the block a lot longer than the twenty years he celebrated last year. You really have to look twice to notice that Stikman has seamlessly interjected his iconic character into scenes from the past.

Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
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Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)

OYE, Read!

Read *Open*Your*Eyes (photo by Luna Park)

I can’t think of a better way to start my week than coming across a brand new roller by one of my favorite artists! Open your eyes and read motherfucking books all day!

Read (photo by Luna Park)
Read (photo by Luna Park)
Read (photo by Luna Park)

Aiko’s Historic First on the Bowery/Houston Wall

Aiko in front of her completed mural (photo by Luna Park)

With the completion of her intricate, stenciled mural titled Here’s Fun For Everyone, Japanese-born, Brooklyn-based artist Lady Aiko has the distinction of being the first female artist to paint the famed Bowery/Houston wall.

Aiko detail (photo by Luna Park)
Aiko detail (photo by Luna Park)
Aiko (photo by Luna Park)
Aiko (photo by Luna Park)
Aiko (photo by Luna Park)
Aiko (photo by Luna Park)
Aiko (photo by Luna Park)

Click here to see previous iterations of this wall.

Houston at Bowery: 5 Years

The last five years have seen enormous changes to the face of New York City. It’s been especially noticeable on the once illegal wall on Houston at the Bowery – now home to commissioned public art works by international stars of the graffiti and street art scene (on an increasingly pricey piece of real estate).

Retna/March 2012 (photo by Luna Park)
Faile/October 2011 (photo by Luna Park)
JR/June 2011 (photo by Luna Park)
Kenny Scharf/December 2010 (photo by Luna Park)
Sace RIP/November 2010 (photo by Luna Park)
Barry McGee/August 2010 (photo by Luna Park)
Shepard Fairey/May 2010 (photo by Luna Park)
Os Gemeos/July 2009 (photo by Luna Park) - Last masterpiece to be painted on the actual wall before it was covered in wooden scaffolding!
Keith Haring recreation/April 2008 (photo by Luna Park)
Omni/September 2007 (photo by Luna Park)

Update: The links below offer further insight into the history of this wall.

On the occasion of Os Gemeos painting the wall, Martha Cooper shares photos of past artists at the wall from her archive (including Keith Haring). [12ozProphet]

Jeremiah Moss makes the argument that the Houston mural wall is part of the larger gentrification process of “turning the Bowery into a luxury lifestyle destination”. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York]

Brian Rose examines the wall’s humble origins as a handball court. [Journal/Brian Rose]

Thursday Night Openings

It’s ambitious for a Thursday night, but I’m gonna try gallery hoppin’ to catch all of these shows … if I’ll actually make it all three remains to be seen.

GRAFFOLUTION

GRAFFOLUTION GROUP ART SHOW
Curated by Frankie Velez and Mike McManus
July 15th 2010 – August 15th 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 15th, 7PM – 11PM
Soapstone Gallery
11 West 36th Street, 5th Floor (btw 5th and 6th Avenues)
The exhibition will feature artists from the early days of graffiti to the current graffiti and street artists. Contributing artists are from Spain, France, and the United States.

Featured Artists: SUBTEXTURE, MATT SIREN, SEE ONE, SAE STER, ERIC ORR, MERES, JOE RUSSO, ROB LUCIANO, BILLI KID, FUMERO, VICKIPAGES, JOSH GOLDSTEIN, MASAHIRO ITO, UR NEW YORK (2ESAE & SKI) , PEAT WOLLAEGER (stenSOUL), VENG (ROBOTS WILL KILL), DANIEL “KRAVE” FILA, CHARLIE GREEN, TOOFLY, EROTICA, ABE LINCOLN JR, CLARK FLY ID, RIBS, KA, ELLIS G, JOE IURATO, SLAVE, SANE 2, GIGI BIO, HALOZ, ANERA, ARMO, DIL, TMNK (NOBODY), GRIMACE, SHINE, NEMO, ETAKS.ONE, OLIVER RIOS, BADER ISRAEL, SIENIDE, AARON SPAZE CRAFTE, JENEVEIVE, ROYCE BANNON, AND RESKEW

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GRAFFITI NYC: ARTISTS OF THE THIRD RAIL
July 15-August 10, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 15th, 6pm-12am
Benrimon Contemporary
514 West 24th Street, 2nd Floor

Featured Artists: JA, DIL, KEO, LSD, REE, ZIM, NEA, CAP1, BAMA, BOM5, PNUT, SPAR, CLYDE, DONDI, INK76, SONIC, O.U.I., CRANE, ARCHER, FRITOS, NOC167, PHETUS, SNAKE1, SNYPER, DOWNER, JOE CONZO, JAMESTOP, BLOODY JAY, TRACY168, JON NAAR, FUTURA2000, STAYHIGH149, MARTHA COOPER, DEAN RICHARDS, JAMEL SHABAZZ, JOHN HOLMSTROM, DEE DEE RAMONE, RICHARD HAMBLETON, 2ESAE + SKI OF UR NEW YORK

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ARTEFACTS: INHERENT ELEMENTS OF URBAN ARTS
Curated by Indie184
Opening Reception: July 15, 2010, 7-11PM
TT Underground Gallery
91 Second Avenue

Featured Artists: SHEPARD FAIREY, SWOON, QUIK RTW, MR. CARTOON, KORALIE, COPE2, OWEN DIPPIE, JAMES & KARLA MURRAY, ESTEVAN ORIOL, FAUST, RIME MSK, CLAYTON PATTERSON, KATSU