I’m sad to say that the Revs pieces below are but three of a number of pieces that were recently stolen from the streets…
[Revs – all photos (c) Luna Park]
London-based aerosol artist Shok1 recently treated New York to three variations on his X-rainbow series.
[Shok1 for LISA Project, Bushwick Collective, and Welling Court – all photos (c) Luna Park]
From the looks of Stikman’s latest sticker series, you’d think his shamanic stick figure had been around the block a lot longer than the twenty years he celebrated last year. You really have to look twice to notice that Stikman has seamlessly interjected his iconic character into scenes from the past.
I can’t think of a better way to start my week than coming across a brand new roller by one of my favorite artists! Open your eyes and read motherfucking books all day!
The last five years have seen enormous changes to the face of New York City. It’s been especially noticeable on the once illegal wall on Houston at the Bowery – now home to commissioned public art works by international stars of the graffiti and street art scene (on an increasingly pricey piece of real estate).
Update: The links below offer further insight into the history of this wall.
On the occasion of Os Gemeos painting the wall, Martha Cooper shares photos of past artists at the wall from her archive (including Keith Haring). [12ozProphet]
Jeremiah Moss makes the argument that the Houston mural wall is part of the larger gentrification process of “turning the Bowery into a luxury lifestyle destination”. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York]
Brian Rose examines the wall’s humble origins as a handball court. [Journal/Brian Rose]
It’s ambitious for a Thursday night, but I’m gonna try gallery hoppin’ to catch all of these shows … if I’ll actually make it all three remains to be seen.
GRAFFOLUTION GROUP ART SHOW
Curated by Frankie Velez and Mike McManus
July 15th 2010 – August 15th 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 15th, 7PM – 11PM
11 West 36th Street, 5th Floor (btw 5th and 6th Avenues)
The exhibition will feature artists from the early days of graffiti to the current graffiti and street artists. Contributing artists are from Spain, France, and the United States.
Featured Artists: SUBTEXTURE, MATT SIREN, SEE ONE, SAE STER, ERIC ORR, MERES, JOE RUSSO, ROB LUCIANO, BILLI KID, FUMERO, VICKIPAGES, JOSH GOLDSTEIN, MASAHIRO ITO, UR NEW YORK (2ESAE & SKI) , PEAT WOLLAEGER (stenSOUL), VENG (ROBOTS WILL KILL), DANIEL “KRAVE” FILA, CHARLIE GREEN, TOOFLY, EROTICA, ABE LINCOLN JR, CLARK FLY ID, RIBS, KA, ELLIS G, JOE IURATO, SLAVE, SANE 2, GIGI BIO, HALOZ, ANERA, ARMO, DIL, TMNK (NOBODY), GRIMACE, SHINE, NEMO, ETAKS.ONE, OLIVER RIOS, BADER ISRAEL, SIENIDE, AARON SPAZE CRAFTE, JENEVEIVE, ROYCE BANNON, AND RESKEW
GRAFFITI NYC: ARTISTS OF THE THIRD RAIL
July 15-August 10, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 15th, 6pm-12am
514 West 24th Street, 2nd Floor
Featured Artists: JA, DIL, KEO, LSD, REE, ZIM, NEA, CAP1, BAMA, BOM5, PNUT, SPAR, CLYDE, DONDI, INK76, SONIC, O.U.I., CRANE, ARCHER, FRITOS, NOC167, PHETUS, SNAKE1, SNYPER, DOWNER, JOE CONZO, JAMESTOP, BLOODY JAY, TRACY168, JON NAAR, FUTURA2000, STAYHIGH149, MARTHA COOPER, DEAN RICHARDS, JAMEL SHABAZZ, JOHN HOLMSTROM, DEE DEE RAMONE, RICHARD HAMBLETON, 2ESAE + SKI OF UR NEW YORK
ARTEFACTS: INHERENT ELEMENTS OF URBAN ARTS
Curated by Indie184
Opening Reception: July 15, 2010, 7-11PM
TT Underground Gallery
91 Second Avenue
Featured Artists: SHEPARD FAIREY, SWOON, QUIK RTW, MR. CARTOON, KORALIE, COPE2, OWEN DIPPIE, JAMES & KARLA MURRAY, ESTEVAN ORIOL, FAUST, RIME MSK, CLAYTON PATTERSON, KATSU