Throwback Thursday: Specter

Throwback to September 2010, when Specter artfully “sidebusted” some of the biggest names in NYC street art…


specter sidebusts swoon

specter sidebusts bäst

specter sidebusts skewville

obey law & order

[Specter vs Swoon, Bäst, Skewville, and Obey – all photos (c) Luna Park]

Specter Sidebusts Swoon and others

Specter Sidebusts... Swoon (photo by Luna Park)
Specter Sidebusts… Swoon (photo by Luna Park)
Specter Sidebusts... Swoon (photo by Luna Park)
Specter Sidebusts… Swoon (photo by Luna Park)

Specter has put up a new series titled “Unwanted Collaborations/Sidebusts”, in which he’s added to pieces on the street by Swoon, Bast, Skewville and Faile. In the case of the Swoon (above), Specter’s addition has not only breathed new life into a piece that had been badly dissed (see his website for the before & after), but also cleverly paid homage to the original piece. The other alterations are so subtle as to be almost indistinguishable from the originals.

Specter Sidebusts... Faile (photo by Luna Park)
Specter Sidebusts… Faile (photo by Luna Park)
Specter Sidebusts... Faile (photo by Luna Park)
Specter Sidebusts… Faile (photo by Luna Park)
Specter Sidebusts... Skewville (photo by Luna Park)
Specter Sidebusts… Skewville (photo by Luna Park)
Specter Sidebusts... Bäst (photo by Luna Park)
Specter Sidebusts… Bäst(photo by Luna Park)