Tag Archive | Graffiti

Wizard and Dinosaur Mural

Dinosaur and Wizard Mural By Mc Monster
Photo By Gail

Portland-based street artist MC Monster travelled all the way to NYC to put up this epic fantasy mural depicting the mysterious yet peaceful confrontation between a Wizard in a Moon-shaped boat and what is either a Dinosaur, or the Loch Ness Monster. To say that this tranquil scene encourages imaginative extrapolation is an understatement. The mural went up in November of 2018 at the First Street Green Art Park (located at 33 East 1st Street, NYC), and those murals tend to change every three or four months, so don’t wait too long to go check it out!

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More Shark Attack Street Art By Appleton!

Shark Attack Street Art By Appleton
All Photos By Gail

Hey, remember this post? Well, it looks like this wheat paste street art of a Shark swimming through the opening of a lowercase “b” on a child’s Alphabet Block is also the work of artist/activist Appleton.

F Train Entrance Stairs

I spotted this piece near the stairs leading to the F and M Train platform at 16th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan. If you look at the lower right hand corner of the above photo, you will see the remnants of an insulin vialnd a Campbell’s soup can (which says Cream of Insulin Soup) that are by this same artist.

Appleton Shark Art

Remember to always pay attention!

Modern Art Monday Presents: Bridges By James Doolin

Bridges By James Doolin
Photo By Gail

Euro-American traditions of landscape art tend to work differently from those of Native peoples, often picturing the land from afar as a space to behold. James Doolin (19322002) carefully studied the landscape to create Bridges (1989), spending a week at the off-ramp from the 110 Freeway to Interstate 5 in Los Angeles. Using principles that originated in European painting, Doolin designed an expansive vista in which a vast space is seen from a single vantage point. The small figure in the foreground  — intended as a stand-in for the artist or viewer — also appears in many traditional landscape paintings. By applying these motifs to 20th Century Los Angeles, Doolin refers to the power of historical images in shaping our modern experience of place.

Photographed in the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles. 

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!

Stewart Studio Graffiti Door

Stewart Studio Graffiti Door
All Photos By Gail

Vision or vandalism? New Yorkers had different reactions to the “tags” scrawled on subway trains in the 1970s. Many saw them as a sign of urban blight. Artist and photographer Jack Stewart saw them as a new American Art Form.

Stewart Studio Graffiti Door

Stewart befriended many of the young graffiti writers, who by 1973 gathered regularly in his studio. Recognizing their irrepressible urge to mark every surface, he offered the inside of his bathroom door as a canvas, with the understanding that they would leave the rest of his studio untouched.

Stewart Studio Graffiti Door Detail

Stewart Studio Graffiti Door, Details

Stewart Studio Graffiti Door Detail

Stewart Studio Graffiti Door Detail

The door is a remarkable relic of 1970s New York City.

A Gift of Regina Serniak Stewart, the Stewart Studio Graffiti Door was Photographed in the New York Historical Society in NYC.

Stewart Studio Graffiti Door

Kanye West As Saint Sebastian

Kanye Saint Sebastian
Photo By Gail

Kanye West is a person who embodies everything that is pathetic and sad about pop culture. The fact that he is married to a Kardashian sister and worships Dump makes him even more repugnant to me.  I don’t really see how he has fans, but there is no accounting for taste. This mural by street artist Sac Six  portrays West as Saint Sebastian.The mural is excellent, but Kanye is a pathetic loser whose only talent is for shameless self promotion. Yawn City.  Please stop making this man famous.

2DX Crew Storefront Gate is Part of The New Allen Project

The New Allen
All Photos By Gail

The security gate at the front of Latin American Enterprise (151 Allen Street) has been given The New Allen treatment with a colorful abstract mural by 2DX Crew.

The New Allen ATM

They have an ATM but I do not think I would want to use it.

The New Allen