Welcome to the Street Spot with Luna Park and Becki Fuller! We’ve both been documenting the New York City street art and graffiti scenes for several years now and many of you will already know us from Flickr. Through our new partnership with Robots Will Kill, we’re excited about this opportunity to expand our reach and share our enthusiasm for the community. We plan on covering the streets of New York from our favorite homegrown artists to international artists passing through. From established graffiti legends to up-and-coming street artists and everything in between, we draw no boundaries. In the months to come, we’ll take you behind the scenes by bringing you process shots, artist interviews, studio visits, and photo essays… stay tuned to keep up to date on happenings in our area.
This coming Saturday, August 22nd, brings us two reasons to celebrate: the Grand Opening of Pandemic Gallery at 37 Broadway between Kent and Wythe Avenues in Brooklyn from 7-11pm AND the Street Spot Afterparty at Rock Star Bar at 351 Kent Avenue at South 5th Street starting at 11pm. Be there or be square.
There is little denying that Skewville had elevated ball busting, quite literally, to art form. Shepard Fairey was just the latest artist to fall prey to one of their “forced collaborations”. So, in the words of Skewville, I say “nice try” and I hope to see more!
It’s always a pleasure to stumble across one of Cake’s lovely pieces, this one tucked away in some bushes on an overgrown Brooklyn side street, her delicate features seeking refuge from the relentless sun.
This past Sunday the women of graffiti were out in full force, when members of the YOUNITY collective got together to paint a sixty-two foot mural on the corner of Bedford Avenue and S. 5th St in Williamsburg. This live art production kicks off the festivities for the upcoming FRESHER! exhibit in the fall of 2009.
In a showing of inter-blog love, the gentlemen over at Brooklyn Street Art were kind enough to tip Luna Park and I off to a fantastic new rooftop mural by Chris Stain and Armsrock. If this is any indication of what their upcoming show at Ad Hoc Gallery will be like, I know where I will be next Friday!
And definitely check out this beautiful video of the artists in action, courtesy once again, of Brooklyn Street Art.com
If you follow New York City street art and graffiti, there’s one name you can’t ignore: READ. His annual trips leave a highly legible trail each time he hits New York: stickers, tags, rollers and pieces, he does them all with admirable style.
This past weekend I was visiting my brother in Philadelphia, where I was lucky enough to catch a preview of a new mural project underway in the city. Steve Powers (aka Espo), proves that home really is where the heart is, with this ambitious Mural Arts Program collaboration in his native city of Philadelphia. “Love Letters” is a love story both to and from a community, spanning 30-50 walls, rooftops, and billboards along the Market Street El. The narrative unfolds in the style of old Burma Shave ads as riders travel between 46th and 63rd Streets.
Through countless hours of community outreach, meetings, and even a Facebook page, Powers has brought together hundreds of West Philly residents to shape this project by sharing not only their artistic skills, but their insights on love and what the neighborhood means to them.
Stay tuned for updates and information on the opening in September, which I will definitley not be missing.
As soon as I heard word that the Os Gemeos had been tapped by Deitch (home of the twin’s stellar exhibition in New York last summer) to paint a mural in place of the Keith Haring tribute, I knew I had to make my way down to the corner of Houston and the Bowery as soon as possible. This is the mural in progress near the end of the second day of painting. I suppose it will take several days to finish and – like the rest of the global street art community – I am on the edge of my seat in anticipation of seeing this completed!