Tag Archive | Mural

Alphabet Mural in Alphabet City

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All Photos By Gail

This mural of the letters of the alphabet, called (appropriately) Alphabet City, is the work of Brooklyn-based artists The Yok and Sheryo, who work for the Jersey City-based arts group Green Villain.

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The mural went up on the exterior walls of the RCN Building on Avenue C between 5th and 6th Streets last December, but with severe winter we had, it was only nice enough this past weekend for me to get inspired walk over there and get some good shots. Enjoy!

HIJ

KLM

NOPQ

RSTU

VWXYZ

Sweet Toof at Broome and Bowery

Sweet Toof
Photo By Gail

It’s really been years since we spotted any work by the mysterious British Street Artist Sweet Toof in the neighborhood, but maybe that is just because we do not know where to look! Immediately recognizable for the distinctive, over-sized Gums on the character, this cheerful mural can be found at the northeast corner of Broome and Bowery in downtown Manhattan.

Update: Sweet Toof (@onlysweettoof) recently tweeted at me to inform me that this shutter mural is actually a collaboration between him and DarkClouds. So, thanks for that!

Polar Bears Tile Mosaic, 59th Street and Fifth Avenue Subway Stop

Polar Bears Subway Mosaic
Photo By Gail

Actually, I am not sure if these are Polar Bears, or just white bears, or maybe ghost bears. Anyway, I snapped this picture on the uptown platform of the N/R/Q Trains at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, right by Central Park!

Roy Lichtenstein Times Square Subway Station Mural

Roy Lichtenstein Subway Mural
Photo By Gail

I pass by this cool mural nearly every time I take a train into or out of Times Square, but I just stopped to take a photo of it this past weekend, when I had a few minutes to spare on my way way to see Hedwig and The Angry Inch starring Michael C. Hall (which, by the way, is fantastic). Installed in 2002, Times Square Mural captures the spirit of the subway, its linear movement and dynamic energy. With a nod to both the past and the future- its central image is a futuristic, bullet-shaped car zipping through an underground station. And not just any station, this is Times Square, in the heart of New York City.

Roy Lichtenstein was born in New York in 1923 and spent his last years here. Times Square Mural reflects his career, with references to, and variations on, his earlier works. Lichtenstein also freely appropriated and incorporated images from the works of other artists and designers in his work. For instance, the hooded figure at the right of the mural is from the old Buck Rogers comic strips and the iconic 42 image is from a series of drawings of the architectural detail of the subway. It is a signature work that honors its creator and the place in which it is located.

Times Square – 42nd Street Mural is located on the wall of the mezzanine adjacent to the entrances of the N, Q, R, S, 1, 2 and 3 trains.