The legendary French graffiti and stencil artist Blek Le Rat was in town recently to do some press for his current solo exhibit in the Chelsea Gallery District. While he was here, he paid homage to one of his peers of the street art world with this stenciled likeness of the late Richard Hambleton in the First Street Green Art Park. Very cool!
Featuring the quote “This is love. Love is Art!” the mural is a collaboration with Bronx-based graffiti artist T Kid (TKid170), whose large, copper-colored tag is seen to the left of the Hambleton stencil. The piece went up on August 19th, 2022.