Praxis is a Colombian-born street artist who spray-paints amazingly realistic stencil portraits of animals all around the streets of NYC. This Pink Lion — captured-mid-roar — is part of a series of pink animals that adorn the facade of the Spicy Moon Bar located on Bowery just below Houston. Find out more about Praxis, and see more his beautiful artworks, by following him on Instagram at This Link!
Wadsworth Jarrell’s Revolutionary (Angela Davis) (1971) is one of the most recognized paintings associated with the Black Arts Movement, a cultural manifestation of the Black Power Movement. Artists of this movement sought to create uplifting images that called upon Black people to harness their collective power.
This cool Koi Fish stencil art is one of the better-known images in the oeuvre of California-based Street Artist/Activist Jeremy Novy. There was a larger Koi Fish piece in Freeman Alley a while back but it got obliterated by foot-traffic before I had the chance to see it, so it was a nice surprise to find this when I was walking home from Pearl River Mart this past November. See more of Novy’s art by following him on Instagram.
Photographed on Walker Street, Just East of Broadway, in Chinatown, NYC.
Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has a new series of public art sculpture installations up in Manhattan and across the five boroughs, which is called Good Fences Make Good Neighbors. Inspired by the international migration crisis and current geopolitical landscape, the ambitious project is installed in over 300 locations, including two monumental sculptures situated within in highly-trafficked Manhattan parks, along with security fences on top of, and in between, buildings (such as The Cooper Union), and several bus shelters. In addition, there are also graphic and photographic works on flags, billboards and lamppost banners. I saw a lot of these banners along Chrystie Street, which is where I also got my first glimpse of one.
Ai’s metal fence is designed as a modular form, readily adaptable to the existing architecture, to span and partition the space.
You can still see the fences at night, because they are illuminated.
Don’t forget to look up!
While it’s fun to spot the fences, it’s the interactive sculptures in the parks that really bring the Instagram Moments. Gilded Cage located at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park (at 5th Avenue and 60th Street) can be entered on one side.
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