MOMO Back in Brooklyn

MOMO at M. Carter Shop (photo by Luna Park)
MOMO at M. Carter Shop (photo by Luna Park)

After a long absence, MOMO returns to Brooklyn with a solo show at Greenpoint’s M. Carter Shop, a space the artist called home until 2010. The show features wooden sculptures, watercolors, and drawings. A zine will be available as well as a limited number of hats, bags, and shirts designed by MOMO for M. Carter.

MOMO at M. Carter Shop (photo by Luna Park)
MOMO at M. Carter Shop (photo by Luna Park)
MOMO at M. Carter Shop (photo by Luna Park)
MOMO at M. Carter Shop (photo by Luna Park)

MOMO at M. Carter
February 6 – 22, 2015
Opening: February 6, 6-8pm
Shop hours: Thurs-Sun 11ish to 7ish

M. Carter Shop
141 Engert Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

More MOMO on the Street Spot.

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

Art Whino Murals in DC

(Reka for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Reka for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

Recently I had the pleasure of finally seeing in person a number of murals in Washington, DC, organized by Art Whino. This expertly curated series of large-scale murals features the work of Reka, Nawer, SatOne, Momo, Rubin and Kyle Hughes Odgers. I particularly enjoyed the juxtaposition of L’Enfant Plaza’s Brutalist architecture with these large, colorful, and abstract murals.

(Reka for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Reka for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Reka for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Reka for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Reka x Nawer for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Reka x Nawer for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Reka x Nawer for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Reka x Nawer for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Nawer for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Nawer for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
SatOne for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
SatOne for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
SatOne for Art Whino (photo by Luna Park)
(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
SatOne for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
SatOne for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Rubin415 for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Rubin415 for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Momo for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Momo for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Momo for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Momo for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Momo for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Momo for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)
(Kyle Hughes Odgers for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)
Kyle Hughes Odgers for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

Triple Play: Curve

With styles for miles, it’s always a pleasure to come across a Curve piece in the wild.

curve snoeman

mosa curve esso

sam3 momo kuma curve obese camel

Bonus *before* shot:

sam3 x momo x kuma x curve x risot

[Curve/Snoeman, Mosa/Curve/Esso, Sam3/Momo/Kuma/Curve/Obese/Camel, Sam3/Momo/Kuma/Curve/Risot – all photos (c) Luna Park]

Looking Back: Momo

MoMO (photo by Luna Park)
MoMO (photo by Luna Park)

Growing up in a German-speaking household, the name Momo had only one meaning for me: the little girl who is the title character of Michael Ende’s landmark 1970s dystopian novel. Now I associate Momo with the artist of that name, who recently put up a mural on the Williamsburg wall last graced by Lister. Below are images from 5 years of Momo on the streets of New York. The sly, self-referential, New Yorker cover paste-up remains one of my all time favorites.

MoMO (photo by Luna Park)
MoMO (photo by Luna Park)
MOMO (photo by Luna Park)
MOMO w/Sam3 (photo by Luna Park)
MoMO (photo by Luna Park)
MoMO w/El Tono (photo by Luna Park)
MoMO (photo by Luna Park)
MoMO (photo by Luna Park)
MoMO (photo by Luna Park)
MoMO (photo by Luna Park)

Beyond The Street Book Launch Party at Deitch Projects

Thursday night was the New York launch party for Patrick Nguyen and Stuart Mackenzie’s fantastic new book Beyond The Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art. If you don’t have a bad back or weak arms, I highly suggest that you pick one up (this beast weighs about 5-1/2 pounds). Even if your book collection is a small one, this tome definitely has a place in it and is bound to be a new classic.

Artists, curators, and contributors such as Dzine, Elbow Toe, Gaia, Saber, Ron English, Logan Hicks, MOMO, Faile, Sweet Toof, WK Interact, Jose Parla, Jonathan LeVine, Patti Astor, Hargo, Butterfly, Mikeion, Marc & Sara Schiller, Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant were all on hand to sign books. I am also proud to say that a photo of mine was included in the Swoon section of the book – though I definitely let a few people down when I had the sad duty of informing them that I was not in fact Swoon.

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

Sam3 and MOMO on a Roll

sam3 momo

Sam3 and MOMO recently painted a large wall in Long Island City. On his blog, Sam3 writes that although the two artists have known each other for 10 years now, this was their first collaborative effort. I think MOMO’s colorful abstractions work well with Sam3’s black & white figures and hope to see more work from this pair in the future.

You can see a timelapse video of the wall going up here.