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 #ripรผzit

Impressions from 2012 Welling Court

Olek for Welling Court 2012 (photo by Luna Park)

This past weekend’s third iteration of the Welling Court block party, organized by the tireless Alison and Garrison Buxton, was a huge success. The total number of walls now painted in this corner of Astoria has almost reached 100! Here’s a small taste of what went down on Saturday…

Toofly (photo by Luna Park)
Sheryo in action (photo by Luna Park)
Never and The Yok pieces in progress (photo by Luna Park)
Score and Flying Fortress in progress (photo by Luna Park)
Skewville piece in progress (photo by Luna Park)
Chris RWK in action (photo by Luna Park)
Veng in action (photo by Luna Park)
John Fekner & Don Leicht (photo by Luna Park)
Ellis G in the foreground w/Sinned in progress (photo by Luna Park)
Fumero in action (photo by Luna Park)
Taking in Joe Iurato’s finished piece (photo by Luna Park)
SpOne (photo by Luna Park)
Cost, Darkcloud and Keely (photo by Luna Park)
Admiring Chris Stain and Billy Mode’s work (photo by Luna Park)
Cekis (photo by Luna Park)
URNewYork in action (photo by Luna Park)
Cern’s balloons (photo by Luna Park)
Score by night (photo by Luna Park)

Click through for The Street Spot’s coverage of Welling Court in 2011 and 2010.

Preview: The Unusual Suspects, Opens Tomorrow!

The Unusual Suspects (photo by Becki Fuller)
The Unusual Suspects (photo by Becki Fuller)
The Unusual Suspects: Darkclouds (photo by Becki Fuller)
The Unusual Suspects: Darkclouds (photo by Becki Fuller)
The Unusual Suspects: Infinity (photo by Becki Fuller)
The Unusual Suspects: Infinity (photo by Becki Fuller)
The Unusual Suspects: Keely (photo by Becki Fuller)
The Unusual Suspects: Keely (photo by Becki Fuller)
The Unusual Suspects: Matt Siren x ChrisRWK (photo by Becki Fuller)
The Unusual Suspects: Matt Siren x ChrisRWK (photo by Becki Fuller)
The Unusual Suspects: Moody (photo by Becki Fuller)
The Unusual Suspects: Moody (photo by Becki Fuller)
The Unusual Suspects: NoseGo (photo by Becki Fuller)
The Unusual Suspects: NoseGo (photo by Becki Fuller)
The Unusual Suspects: Royce Bannon (photo by Becki Fuller)
The Unusual Suspects: Royce Bannon (photo by Becki Fuller)

907 ADHD Wall Update

Yesterday I posted pictures of UFO, Gen2, Sadue, Darkcloud, Goya and others painting in Brooklyn. Here are some updates on what appears to be the finished wall (and bench):

907 Wall (photo by Becki Fuller)
907 Wall (photo by Becki Fuller)
Rodeo Drty (photo by Becki Fuller)
Rodeo Drty Fngr (photo by Becki Fuller)
Darkcloud Faro (photo by Becki Fuller)
Darkcloud Faro (photo by Becki Fuller)
Gen2 (photo by Becki Fuller)
Gen2 (photo by Becki Fuller)
Goya (photo by Becki Fuller)
Goya (photo by Becki Fuller)
UFO 907 (photo by Becki Fuller)
UFO 907 (photo by Becki Fuller)

UFO Sighting

With the holiday weekend and the heat wave behind us (well, hopefully), New Yorkers are getting back into their regular routines again. Luckily for us, to the 907 crew and their friends, this means painting. New work from Darkcloud, Swampy, Goya, UFO, Gen2, Sadue, Cool Cat and more was in progress today along a block in Brooklyn. With so many of my local favorites in one place, I will definitely be going back for some shots of the finished wall, so stay tuned!

CoolCat Goya  (photo by Becki Fuller)
CoolCat Goya (photo by Becki Fuller)
Gen2 UFO Sadue (photo by Becki Fuller)
Gen2 UFO Sadue (photo by Becki Fuller)
UFO (photo by Becki Fuller)
UFO (photo by Becki Fuller)
Swampy (photo by Becki Fuller)
Swampy (photo by Becki Fuller)
Goya (photo by Becki Fuller)
Goya (photo by Becki Fuller)
DarkCloud (photo by Becki Fuller)
DarkCloud (photo by Becki Fuller)
Cool Cat (photo by Becki Fuller)
Cool Cat (photo by Becki Fuller)

Update: See shots of the finished wall here
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Live Silkscreen Event at Pandemic Gallery, Today from 12-6pm

In conjunction with the Northside Music & Arts Festival in Williamsburg this weekend, Pandemic Gallery is having a live silk screening event at the gallery. Featured artists include Royce Bannon, Celso, Buildmore, Darkcloud, Deeker, Keely, Matt Siren and Gay Sex. Bring your own shirt, paper, and anything else that you would like silkscreened or buy one of the many items at the gallery โ€“ but hurry up, because the fun ends at 6pm today!

Silkscreening at Pandemic (photo by Becki Fuller)
Silkscreening at Pandemic (photo by Becki Fuller)
Silkscreening at Pandemic (photo by Becki Fuller)
Silkscreening at Pandemic (photo by Becki Fuller)
Silkscreening at Pandemic (photo by Becki Fuller)
Silkscreening at Pandemic (photo by Becki Fuller)
Silkscreening at Pandemic (photo by Becki Fuller)
Silkscreening at Pandemic (photo by Becki Fuller)
Silkscreening at Pandemic (photo by Becki Fuller)
Silkscreening at Pandemic (photo by Becki Fuller)
Silkscreening at Pandemic (photo by Becki Fuller)
Silkscreening at Pandemic (photo by Becki Fuller)
Silkscreening at Pandemic (photo by Becki Fuller)
Silkscreening at Pandemic (photo by Becki Fuller)
Silkscreening at Pandemic (photo by Becki Fuller)
Silkscreening at Pandemic (photo by Becki Fuller)

Help Pandemic Gallery Get To Paris!

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

It probably wouldn’t surprise anyone who follows our blog to hear that we love Williamsburg’s Pandemic Gallery. Going to one of their openings can feel like stepping into an updated scene from Beyond The Valley of the Dolls: artists, bikers, rockers, pinatas, models, wigs and leather whips, moms offering trays of cookiesโ€ฆand everyone there is part of the big, happy Pandemic family. And just like in any family, from time to time, help is needed.

Pandemic has the opportunity to go global this October by participating in City Art KonT’ner, a contemporary urban art event specializing in street art, in Paris. But shipping art isnโ€™t cheap, and the gallery needs help with the funding of $7,500 to pay for the rent of the container. Any extra money raised will go towards help the artists themselves to get to the city of lights to share in this amazing experience. Artists involved include: ARMER, BUILDMORE, CELSO, DARKCLOUD, DEUCE SEVEN, JUDITH SUPINE, KEELY, KENJI NAKAYAMA, MATT SIREN, ROYCE BANNON, STIKMAN, SWAMPY, UR NEW YORK, VENG, WRONA

In SUPPORTING Pandemic, you will not only get that warm happy feeling of having done something good, but you will also have GIFTS heaped upon you, based on the size of your donation.

So, break out your piggy banks, make a donation today, and your next shot of tequila at Pandemic is on me!

The Great Outdoors: Saturday, May 8th from 6-8

Aside from the M-City and Dolk opening at the Brooklynite Gallery this Saturday, there is one more not-to-miss opening at the Woodward Gallery. The Great Outdoors explores the inspirational effect and cultural exchange that occurs when art intended for the unprotected elements is taken and placed in an indoor-gallery setting. It features some of street art’s finest names: Royce Bannon, Darkcloud, Michael De Feo, El Celso, LA II, Kenji Nakayama, Neck Face, Lady Pink, Matt Siren, Stikman, and Swoon.

Note that this opening starts an hour before Brooklynite does, so there is definitely time to catch both!

Great Outdoors

Woodward Gallery
133 Eldridge St, New York, NY

Stokenphobia Preview

As previously mentioned, Luna Park and I are pleased to be taking part in the show Stokenphobia opening this Friday at Pandemic Gallery in Brooklyn. When I stopped by to drop my piece off, I was blown away by the quality of the work that is being featured in this show. Not only are the drawings by Gore B as stellar as one would expect, but many of my favorite artists have turned out some of the best work that I have seen from them in a while. Even better are the prices – whether you are a collector or just an admirer who would like to own a piece from your favorite artist (but had never been able to afford it), shows like this are an excellent opportunity to pick up a smaller work without breaking the bank. I already have dibs on the Deuce Seven boat, but there is plenty more available to choose from…or just come out and enjoy what is bound to be yet another memorable night at the always fun Pandemic Gallery!

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

Opens Friday, March 12th, 7-11pm
Pandemic Gallery
37 Broadway (btw. Kent & Wythe)
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Armer, Darkcloud, Goreb and Deeker "A Hounding Obsession" at Factory Fresh

Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)

A Hounding Obsession
Featuring the Artwork of Dark Cloud, Goreb, Armer & Deeker
November 13th thru November 29
Show Opens Friday, November 13th from 7-10pm

Factory Fresh
1053 Flushing Avenue

Morgan stop on L train
Brooklyn, NY 11237