How & Nosm at Houston & Bowery

How & Nosm detail (photo by Luna Park)

After Os Gemeos in 2009, How & Nosm are the second set of twins to paint the Houston/Bowery wall. This is but the latest mural for the increasingly sought-after duo, having just completed back-to-back mural installations in Stavanger (Norway) and Prague (Czech Republic). The wall references Superstorm Sandy and is dedicated to the memory of developer and street art supporter extraordinaire, Tony Goldman, who recently passed.

How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)
How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)
How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)
How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)
How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)

A previous iteration of the wall was painted by Lady Aiko earlier this year. Click here for a round-up of the last 5 years on the wall.

Barry McGee in Downtown Brooklyn

Barry McGee (photo by Luna Park)

Downtown Brooklyn is one mural richer with this piece created by Barry McGee, commissioned by Vanity Fair, sponsored by Cadillac, and painted on a 96′ x 97′ wall on the side of Mark Morris Dance by Colossal.

Barry McGee (photo by Luna Park)
Barry McGee (photo by Luna Park)
Barry McGee (photo by Luna Park)
Barry McGee (photo by Luna Park)
Barry McGee (photo by Luna Park)
Barry McGee (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.

Get Your Wall/Therapy in Rochester, NY

Freddy Sam (photo by Becki Fuller)

In July 2011, Brooklyn native Ian Wilson brought Cape Town-based graffiti artists Faith47, Dal, Freddy Sam and Mak1one to Rochester, NY for the inaugural ¬†year of his mural project “Visual Intervention”. ¬†The artists painted several walls alongside members of the local graffiti crew, FUA and Shawn Dunwoody of the Four Walls Gallery. ¬†Wilson’s hope was for the walls to inspire and rehabilitate communities, bringing a positive & visually stimulating message of “belief” to a city that spends a good part of the year awash in the grays of winter (as I know all too well from growing up in Syracuse!). ¬†Clearly the murals were well received by the city, as later this month “Visual Intervention” will enter into its second movement, known as Wall/Therapy. ¬†The project appears to have grown, with more artists participating, coming from as far as¬†Africa, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Belgium and New York City.¬†¬†The impressive lineup of artists, or “therapists” includes:¬†DALEast,¬†Ben Eine,¬†Liqen,¬†ROA,¬†Cern,¬†Case,¬†St.Monci,¬†Mr.Prvrt,¬†Theivin’ Stephen,¬†How and Nosm, and¬†Siloette. ¬†See below for pictures of the walls from 2011 and for a list of all Wall/Therapy 2012 related events, including a fundraiser TONIGHT at the delicious Roc Brewing Co.

Freddy Sam (photo by Becki Fuller)
Freddy Sam (photo by Becki Fuller)
Faith47 (photo by Becki Fuller)
Faith47 (photo by Becki Fuller)
Faith47 (photo by Becki Fuller)
Dal (photo by Becki Fuller)
Dal (photo by Becki Fuller)
Freddy Sam (photo by Becki Fuller)
Freddy Sam (photo by Becki Fuller)
Mak1one (photo by Becki Fuller)
Artists Dal, Faith47, Freddy Sam and Mak1one with local artists Shawn Dunwoody, Snoe (FUA Crew) and Zone (FUA Crew) (photo by Becki Fuller)
Mak1one (photo by Becki Fuller)
Freddy Sam (photo by Becki Fuller)
Oz FUA (photo by Becki Fuller)
Zoher FUA (photo by Becki Fuller)

WALL/THERAPY 2012 Events

WALL\THERAPY ‚ÄúTherapy Session‚ÄĚ Fundraiser at Roc Brewing Co.
56 S. Union St
Rochester, NY 14607
Saturday, July 14th 2pm-10pm

Roc Brewing Co. beer flight (photo by Becki Fuller)

WALL\THERAPY Kickoff at 1975 Gallery
89 Charlotte St.
Rochester, NY 14607
Friday, July 20th 7pm-10pm

Street Art Block Party
Pennsylvania Avenue at The Rochester Public Market
280 N. Union St.
Rochester, NY 14609
Sunday, July 22nd 2pm-10pm.

Community Dialogue with the Artists
School of The Arts
45 Prince St.
Rochester, NY 14607
Wednesday, July 25th 6pm-7:30pm

Phlegm in New York

Phlegm dances with Know Hope (photo by Luna Park)

After first seeing his work in person in Bristol a couple years ago, I’m very pleased that Sheffield-based artist Phlegm has finally come through New York. He made a playful addition to a figure Know Hope painted in March on an East Village wall organized by the MaNY Project (above). And he did up a huge wall next to a playground in Chelsea that’s sure to please kids as well as adults (below).

Phlegm (photo by Luna Park)
Phlegm (photo by Luna Park)
Phlegm (photo by Luna Park)
Phlegm (photo by Luna Park)
Phlegm (photo by Luna Park)
Phlegm (photo by Luna Park)
Phlegm (photo by 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)

More Cake, Please

Cake (photo by Luna Park)

The lovely and talented Cake recently installed three large portraits in the East Village. After hooking Know Hope up with a wall around the block, this is the second mural this year organized by the MaNY Project‘s seemingly tireless Keith Schweitzer for Fourth Arts Block‘s outdoor visual art program.

Cake (photo by Luna Park)

Cake (photo by Luna Park)

More Cake here, here, and here.

The Walls Are Alive in Albany, Part Dos

Nanook & Gaia (photo by Becki Fuller)

As Luna mentioned in her post earlier today, we had a great time at Albany’s Living Walls festival this past weekend. Not only was it an opportunity to catch up with friends and to make the acquaintance of artists and other photographers from near and far, but we were also fortunate enough to meet and interact with many members of the communities that will be living with these walls for some time to come. Some were so enthusiastic that they hopped right into my pictures to model for me! And since no two shots are ever quite the same, here are my highlights from the weekend (See Luna’s¬†here):

Michael Defeo (photo by Becki Fuller)
Michael Defeo (photo by Becki Fuller)
Roa (photo by Becki Fuller)
Roa (photo by Becki Fuller)
Gaia (by Becki Fuller)
Veng RWK x Never x White Cocoa (photo by Becki Fuller)
The man behind the murals, Sampson, by White Cocoa (photo by Becki Fuller)
How & Nosm (photo by Becki Fuller)
Joe Iurato (photo by Becki Fuller)
Joe Iurato (photo by Becki Fuller)
Over Under (photos by Becki Fuller)
Over Under (photo by Becki Fuller)
Over Under in progress (photo by Becki Fuller)
Over Under (photo by Becki Fuller)
Cake (photo by Becki Fuller)
Clown Soldier in progress (photo by Becki Fuller)
Broken Crow (photo by Becki Fuller)
Broken Crow (photo by Becki Fuller)
Broken Crow (photo by Becki Fuller)
Broken Crow in progress (photo by Becki Fuller)
Noh J Coley in progress (photo by Becki Fuller)
N'DA x Never (photo by Becki Fuller)
Joe Iurato x Over Under x N'DA
Never x Broken Crow (photo by Becki Fuller)
Shin Shin & Wing (photo by Becki Fuller)

A41 Loading Dock Party, Friday 8/26

Cycle (photo by Becki Fuller)

This Friday, August 26th, Herm and Cycle will be throwing a big bash on a huge loading dock, fully decked out in murals by the two artists. I stopped by over the weekend to see how things were coming along, and to take some pictures to share. I can definitely say that it’s a cool space, and these guys have been busting themselves to get it ready, so here’s hoping that there’s a big turn out on Friday! Note that there’s a $5 cover at the door, but all proceeds are going to a residential rehabilitation center & school for high-risk girls in Isreal. So basically, you can party and support a worthy cause, which makes every beer taste so much sweeter!

Cycle (photo by Becki Fuller)
Herm & Cycle (photo by Becki Fuller)
Herm (photo by Becki Fuller)
Cycle (photo by Becki Fuller)
Cycle (photo by Becki Fuller)
Herm & Cycle (photo by Becki Fuller)
Herm (photo by Becki Fuller)

 

In The Dream: Chris Stain, Billy Mode & Voke mural in Bushwick

“In The Dream” mural by Chris Stain, Billy Mode, Pat Voke (photo by Becki Fuller)

During the final steamy days of July, artists Chris Stain, Billy Mode and Pat Voke braved the heat and humidity of NYC to paint the Factory Fresh curated Bushwick Art Park on Vandervoort Place. Together these childhood friends conquered the seemingly endless 25’ x 200’ wall, which had most recently been painted by Veng RWK.  For more pictures and information, go to their website at www.inthedream.org (which has apparently been scientifically proven not to be full of horseshit, so there you go!).

“In The Dream” mural by Chris Stain, Billy Mode, Pat Voke (photo by Becki Fuller)
Chris Stain, Billy Mode, Pat Voke mural detail (photo by Becki Fuller)
Chris Stain, Billy Mode, Pat Voke mural detail (photo by Becki Fuller)
"In The Dream" mural detail (photo by Becki Fuller)
INTHEDREAM.ORG (photo by Becki Fuller)