Maya Hayuk Mural on Bowery and Houston

Posted by The G on February 9, 2014 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Maya Hayuk.

Maya Hayuk Mural on Bowery and Houston

Maya Hayuk Mural on Bowery and Houston

If you look closely, you can see the artist admiring her work.

Maya Hayuk Mural on Bowery and Houston 2

Maya Hayuk Mural on Bowery and Houston

Lou Reed & Velvet Underground Mural in Brooklyn

Posted by The G on January 22, 2014 under Street Art | Read the First Comment

Photo by G.

Lou Reed Mural

Lou Reed Mural

I saw this mural in Brooklyn recently.  These two ladies are fans of the late Lou Reed as the woman on the left is wearing a “Transformer” T-shirt (and on her fingers, the words “Wild Side” for “Walk on the Wild Side” are tattooed).  The lady on the right is a Velvet Underground fan and she is wearing the iconic Andy Warhol image that is also the cover of The VU’s first album with Nico.  If you know the artist of this cool mural, please let us know in the comments section.

Swoon Mural on Bowery and Houston

Posted by The G on October 31, 2013 under Street Art | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Swoon.

Swoon Mural on Bowery and Houston 2

Swoon Mural on Bowery and Houston (Close Up)

The ever changing mural on Bowery and Houston in New York has changed yet again.  This time, it’s designed by street artist Swoon.  I went to see the mural at night, so the pix I took are not that great, but I plan on visiting in the day time before it comes down.

Swoon Mural on Bowery and Houston

Swoon Mural on Bowery and Houston

Shark Drinking A Beer

Posted by The G on October 19, 2013 under Street Art | Read the First Comment

Photo by G.

Shark Drinking a Beer

Shark Drinking a Beer

I cannot wait until August for Shark Week to post this cool mural I spotted on the streets of New York, so let’s celebrate Shark Week early!  Cheers!

Banksy On Ludlow from “Better Out Than In”

Posted by The G on October 10, 2013 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Art by Banksy.

Banksy on Ludlow

Banksy on Ludlow

If you are a street art fan and live in New York, the month of October 2013 is going to be filled with fun surprises.  Notorious street artist Banksy is doing a month-long exhibit entitled “Better Out Than In,” and it appears that each day in October, a new work will surface somewhere in Manhattan or their neighboring boroughs.  And most likely, vandals, fame seekers or people out to make a quick buck will destroy the art (sometimes within the same hour of the piece’s location being revealed), so to see these works in person, you have to be on your toes.  I will not lie and say that 10 days into the exhibit, I am loving the concept and not really loving the art.  However, the particular piece you see above was revealed yesterday and is the best of the bunch so far.

After a marathon day of seeing not one but TWO concerts, I headed over to Ludlow Street to catch a glimpse of the latest Banksy.  The half wall/half car mural is luckily located behind a locked gate, so it’s the only piece to have survived more than a few hours in this exhibit so far.  I happened by the piece close to one o’ clock in the morning, and there were about 15 admirers at the site as well.  During my visit, I overheard some conversations with the folks looking at the art and they likened seeing this work to being at the Louvre in Paris!  Get a grip people!  While this work is definitely interesting and worth seeing, it’s just that and nothing more.  Banksy art seems to be the latest trending topic and everyone is trying to look cool by expressing their ‘expertise’ in street art.  I am happy that people are taking an interest in street art again after it pretty much dried up and died in New York (and trust me, I know as I have written about the subject for the last 4+ years), but please people, before you ruin this work with your love jizz, do your homework to get an idea of what ‘amazing’ street art really is.  It might even change your life.

With that being said, welcome back Banksy.  The streets have missed you!

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