Tag Archive | Bowery

Pink Thing Of The Day: Pink Mannequin Torso with Graffiti

Pink Graffiti Torso
Photo By Gail

If you haven’t yet discovered the coolest hotel in downtown NYC — also know as the citizenM Hotel located at 185 Bowery — then you need to head over there and have a cocktail or three in their immersive, in-house Museum of Street Art (MOSA). Intended as a tribute to the late, great 5 Pointz, 20 artists were commissioned to create the artworks that line the walls of  hotel’s lobby/cafe, extending across 21 stories of the 300-room hotel’s stairwell, and even out into the public plaza in the front of the building, which is where I spotted this Hot Pink Mannequin Torso covered with names of famous cosmopolitan cities. I don’t know whose work this is , but maybe he or she will see this post and claim credit for this fun and provocative piece!

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Keep An Eye on This Mural at Bowery and Great Jones

JR Eye Mural on Building
All Photos By Gail

Peek a Boo, someone sees you, as a single eye spies from the north facade of an apartment building at the southwest corner of the Bowery and Great Jones Street in the village. The artist is JR.

JR Eye Mural on Building Detail

Here’s a closer look at the details. The mural went up around August 1st, 2018.

JR Eye Mural on Building

A Reminder to Always Look Up!

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Baby Doll Faces in the Chelsea Gallery District (And Elsewhere!)

Pink BD Face Lead
All Photos By Gail

I first started noticing the mysterious Pink Baby Doll Faces as they popped up here and there in my Instagram feed. When I realized there were quite a few scattered all over what is obviously NYC’s Chelsea Gallery District — because of course they are — Geoffrey and I went out on an Urban Art Safari.

Pink Baby Doll Face
11th Avenue and 25th Street

A little bit of Googling revealed to me that the Pink Baby Doll Faces started showing up in Denver back in Spring of 2016. I couldn’t find any information on the artist. The origin of the Baby Doll Faces is truly a mystery!

Pink Baby Doll Face
20th Street Between 10th and 11th Avenues

They are fun to spot. Go exploring with friend and turn it into a game!

2 Pink Baby Doll Faces

There are a few different faces, which appear to be made of cast Plaster of Paris and then painted pink (or sometimes violet). Some have hair and others do not.

1 Pink Baby Doll Face
10th Avenue at 22nd Street

2 Pink Baby Doll Faces
22nd Street Between 10th and 11th Avenues

I will add more to this post as I find them! Enjoy the hunt!

Look I found more!

26th Between 10th and 11th

26th Between 10th and 11th Avenues.

26th Between 10th and 11th

11th Ave and 24th Street

11th Avenue and 24th Street.

11th Ave Between 22nd and 23rd Street

11th Avenue Between 22nd and 23rd Street.

Found This One on Saturday March 3rd, 2018:

Pink Baby Doll Face 24 Street

On this Shady-Looking ATM on 24th Street just West of 10th Ave.

Pink Baby Doll Face 24 Street

Updated March 9th, 2018: I saw these on Bowery in Various Locations Between Delancey and Stanton Streets:

190 Bowery

On the Facade of the famous Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery! 

190 Bowery

190 Bowery

190 Bowery

190 Bowery

Bowery and Stanton

Alongside the Remnants of Storm Quinn at Bowery Near Stanton Street.

Joey Ramone Memorial Mural in the Bowery

Joey Ramone Mural
Photo By Gail

This image of the late Joey Ramone wearing a pair of Cheap Boxing Gloves was created to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Ramones debuting at CBGB. The mural went up on September 3rd, 2015 but it took me a few weeks to get around to seeing it for the first time, in early October, which is when I took this photo while (literally) standing in the middle of the street between idling cars that were waiting for the light to change at the corner of Bleecker and the Bowery — directly across from the former location of the legendary music venue, which is now a John Varvatos Clothing Boutique. The mural was painted by Solus and John CRASH Matos, who you might remember from This Post.

Update: As of August 24th, 2017 The Joey Ramone Mural has been Replaced by a Mural of Blondie’s Debbie Harry.

Pink Thing of The Day: Man Balancing a Large Stuffed Pink Pig on His Head

Pig Balancing 1
All Photos By Gail

I was riding the M3 Bus uptown on Bowery coming home from Chinatown and I noticed a man, walking with his girlfriend, who was also carrying a very large, stuffed Pink Pig.

Pig Balancing

When the bus stopped at a light around 5th Street, the man suddenly put the pig on his head, balanced it perfectly, and his girlfriend took a photo. I also took a photo, or three. Because, NYC.

Pig Carrying

The light changed and the bus started moving again. The couple and their large stuffed pig continued on their way, as did I.

Why Is This FDNY Call Box Painted Fluorescent Orange?

Alarm Call Box
Photos By Gail

This old-school FDNY Call Box on the corner of Bowery and Rivington, is easy to spot, as it is painted a bright florescent orange. According to Bowery Boogie Dot Com, the call box was formerly an art installation; part of Two Rams Gallery’s Alarm! exhibition, which ran from February 5 – 22nd, 2015, and for which the call box was painted bright florescent Red. As the exhibit has now ended, I imagine someone felt it was necessary to achieve closure by painting it orange.

Rivington and Bowery

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Hektad Loves You

Hektad Loves You Distribution Box
All Photos By Gail

The street artist known as Hektad has left this message of love for all NYers in the form of a colorfully painted alternative weekly distribution box located on the western traffic island at the intersection of Houston and Bowery (where I stood to photograph the Ron English Mural currently on display).

Hektad Loves You Distribution Box

Please Don’t Steal It, OK?

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!

Green Lighted Tree Display, Patricia Field on Bowery

Green Lighted Tree Display
Photo By Gail

It’s always fun to pop into the Patricia Field boutique, even if it’s just to check out the many colorful displays and artwork in this bi-level space that includes a downstairs hair salon. I just had to capture an image of this “Tree” made up of strings of green lights draped over a tree-like frame. Innovative!

Patricia Field is located at 306 Bowery, between Bleecker and Houston, NYC.

Peelander Yellow Mural, East 2nd Street NYC

Peelander Yellow Street Mural
Photos By Gail

This colorful and fun mural by Peelander-Yellow of Peelander-Z, the Japanese Action Comic Punk Band based in NYC is located on East 2nd Street, between 2nd Avenue and Bowery. It’s evidently been up since February, but the heinous weather has kept me from doing much exploring, so I just spotted it for the first time this past weekend, when the temps soared into the high 60s! Woo! This looks like some kind of Space Pig, to me. Space Pig!

Peelander Yellow Signature