ECB in Brooklyn

ECB (photo by Luna Park)
ECB (photo by Luna Park)

German artist Hendrik ‘ECB’ Beikirch has painted in Bushwick with and as part of Robots Will Kill for many years. A recent return visit was inspiration to look back in my archive for photos of past work painted – these images stretch back to 2008.

ECB w/ChrisRWK & Veng (photo by Luna Park)
ECB (photo by Luna Park)
ECB (photo by Luna Park)
ECB (photo by Luna Park)
ECB (photo by Luna Park)
ECB (photo by Luna Park)
ECB in front of his work (photo by Luna Park)
ECB (photo by Luna Park)
ECB (photo by Luna Park)
ECB (photo by Luna Park)
ECB (photo by Luna Park)
ECB (photo by Luna Park)
ECB (photo by Luna Park)
ECB (photo by Luna Park)

Read Becki’s excellent interview with ECB from 2010 here.

Concrete to Data at the Steinberg Museum of Art

Smells x Cash4 (photo by Luna Park)
Smells x Cash4 (photo by Luna Park)

I’m pleased to be exhibiting a series of rooftops photographed from the J/M/Z line at the upcoming Concrete to Data – An Evolution of Street Art & Graffiti in the Digital Age show, opening at the Steinberg Museum of Art on LIU’s Post campus on January 26th with a public reception scheduled for February 6th.

Curator Ryan Seslow writes, “The emphasis of this exhibition will celebrate the transcending techniques, styles, methods and contexts of generating street art and graffiti. The show will display works from the late 1970’s through today’s new media technologies. The works will range from ephemeral murals to site specific arrangements and installations. Techniques with aerosol paint, stencils, brush application, paste-ups, assemblage, sculpture, photography, video art, GIF animation, virtual reality, documentation and internet technologies are represented. A collaborative public open call for submissions will also be launched.” More info at http://concretetodata.com.

Contributors include: General Howe – Cake – Leon Reid IV – Chris Stain – Abe Lincoln Jr. – Luna Park – RJ Rushmore – Martha Cooper – John Fekner – Don Leight – Ryan Seslow – Herb Smith – Henry Chalfant – Monique Spier – ChrisRWK – Lady Pink – Gaia – Swoon – Sebs – Jaime Rojo – Jilly Ballistic – Col Wallnuts – Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter – Hrag Vartanian – Billy Mode – Inspire1 – Yoav Litvin – Katie Yamasaki – Garrison Buxton – Joe Iurato – Adam Void – Caroline Caldwell – EKG – Cash4 – Scott Tongue – Daniel Feral – Encrypted Fills.

Show dates: January 26 – March 21, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, February 6, 2015 – 6:00-9:00pm

Steinberg Museum of Art
LIU Post Campus
Hillwoood Commons, Second Floor
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548

Museum Spring Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:30 – 4:30
Wednesdays 9:30 – 8:00
Saturdays 11:00 – 3:00

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

Sweet Toof Rolls Into Pandemic

Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)

Taking his inspiration from the storied US freight train, London’s Sweet Toof’s Derailed rolls into Pandemic Gallery this Friday night for his second New York solo show. Spanning the spectrum from traditional oil paintings on canvas to sculptural installations with salvaged train sets, the artist has transformed the gallery into a maniacally toothy and phantasmagorical homage to boxcar culture. Come out, you won’t be disappointed.

Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)

SWEET TOOF “DERAILED”
Opening Reception: December 12, 2014, 7-11pm
PANDEMIC gallery & event space
22 Waverly Avenue (btw Park Ave/Flushing Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Subway: Clinton/Washington stop on the G & C trains (15 min. walk)
Bus: B62 – Park Ave/Washington Ave (1 min. walk)
Car: BQE West, Exit 31 KENT/WYTHE – BQE East, Exit 30 FLUSHING AVE

Recent Works by Cern

Cern x Cekis (photo by Luna Park)
Cern x Cekis (photo by Luna Park)

It’s always a pleasure to photograph Cern‘s work… here’s a selection of some murals painted around New York this year. His colorful flora and fauna (kitties!!) always put a smile on my face.

Cern (photo by Luna Park)
Cern (photo by Luna Park)
Cern (photo by Luna Park)
Cern (photo by Luna Park)
Cern  (photo by Luna Park)
Cern (photo by Luna Park)

Bringing Color to Munich’s Donnersbergerbrücke

Donnersbergerbrücke: SatOne (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: SatOne (photo by Luna Park)

Starting in 2011, the Writers Corner München began working with the Munich city administration to beautify the concrete support structure of the Donnersbergerbrücke. The bridge is an integral part of Munich’s middle ring, serving as an artery connecting neighborhoods on either side of the rail infrastructure leading to and from the main train station.

WCM was able to expand the project in 2013, arranging for primarily Munich-based artists to paint the many parking lot pillars under the bridge. I was particularily excited to see a couple walls by SatOne.

The project was met with great success.

Donnersbergerbrücke: SatOne (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: SatOne (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: SatOne (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: SatOne (photo by Luna Park)
donnersbergerbrücke satone racecar
Donnersbergerbrücke: SatOne (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Acid79 (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Acid79 (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Lates (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Lates (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Bastor (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Bastor (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Beastie (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Beastie (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: CrowOne (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: CrowOne (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Kult Sanz Zwist (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Kult Sanz Zwist (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Graphism (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Graphism (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Graphism (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Graphism (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Eitel Artworks (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Eitel Artworks (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Devmons (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Devmons (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Kurls (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Kurls (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Mistased Mista Malerone (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Mistased Mista Malerone (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Neso (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Neso (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Philipp Waechter (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Philipp Waechter (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Philipp Waechter (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Philipp Waechter (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Neso (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Neso (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Woodland x Neso (photo by Luna Park)
Donnersbergerbrücke: Woodland x Neso (photo by Luna Park)

Click through for photos of Os Gemeos, et al at the Kultfabrik from my 2011 visit to Munich.

Tilden Re-Visited

Armer at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Armer at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)

Becki and I poked around Fort Tilden a week ago… although it’s not what it used to be, there’s still plenty of graffiti to be found.

You Go Girl et al at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
You Go Girl et al at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
You Go Girl at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
You Go Girl at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
UFO907 x Penelope at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
UFO907 x Penelope at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Sadue 907 at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Sadue907 at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Sulk x Sebo9 at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Sulk x Sebo9 at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Soulful at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Soulful at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Showta at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Showta at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Rambo at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Rambo at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
News x Serf at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
News x Serf at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Never at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Never at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Net at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Net at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Lush at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Lush at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Klops x Sefu at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Klops x Sefu at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Rusk x Katsu at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Rusk x Katsu at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Host18 at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Host18 at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Kuma at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Kuma at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Mint x Curve at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)
Mint x Curve at Tilden (photo by Luna Park)

Throwback Thursday: Tilden

bunker

While it’s wonderful that MoMA PS1 is bringing it’s art-star-laden Rockaway! exhibition to Fort Tilden this summer, I’d like to point out that Tilden was home to a much more organic, arts movement long before Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the Rockaways…

armer have fun and die

are you coulrophobic?

other

host18

sɐpn

navy8 bugle

taboo dym

runic beast

Texas & Gane

I’m digging these stylish rollers by Texas and Gane… cool to see some Philly hands in New York.

Texas & Gane (photo by Luna Park)
Texas & Gane (photo by Luna Park)
Texas & Gane (photo by Luna Park)
Texas & Gane (photo by Luna Park)
Texas & Gane (photo by Luna Park)
Texas & Gane (photo by Luna Park)
Texas & Gane (photo by Luna Park)
Texas & Gane (photo by Luna Park)