Tag Archive | Hektad

Street Art Wall at the Second Avenue F Train Subway Stop

2nd Ave Subway Street Art
All Photos By Gail

While you can’t really help but notice this colorful wall at the entrance to the F Subway Line at Second Avenue and Houston Street, it takes a keen eye to spot the many street artist and taggers represented in this confined space. Aside from the large Skull and Demon Mural (not sure who the artist is, clues left in the comments are appreciated) displayed on the southern exposure of the Avalon Chemists building, we noticed the following:

David Bowie Tile
Black and white tile portrait of David Bowie by Zimad.

Hektad Tile Mosaic
Hektad Tile Mosaic

Gay Empire
Suckadelic Star Wars parody action figure: Gay Empire Homotrooper.

Update March 12, 2017

I walked by today and the mural has recently been changed to this vibrant abstract by JPO ART, which I like much better than the previous design. As you can see, the Hektad, Suckdelic and Zimad pieces are still intact.

2nd Ave F Train Stop

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Hektad Vs. Banksy

Hektad Vs. Banksy
Photo By Gail

Photographed on 10th Avenue just north of 18th Street.

Adrien Brody’s Starbucks Parody: It’s Art!

Brody Bucks
BrodyBucks on 24th Street (All Photos By Gail)

Geoffrey and I went out on a massive Art Crawl this past weekend and we saw the above-pictured posters up everywhere in the Chelsea Gallery District. Apparently, they are adverts for Adrien Brody’s new print series, Hooked. As you can see, it is a parody of the Starbucks brand logo, with the coffee merchant’s familiar Siren mascot holding a pistol to each of her temples. Lovely.

Brody Bucks Detail

The prints debuted at David Benrimon Fine Art booth at the Art New York fair, which ran from May 3rd to 8th as part of Frieze week.

Brody Bucks with Hektad

We saw them again on 20th Street, just outside the tunnel entrance to the Comme des Garcons Boutique. Here, street art/graffiti legend Hektad has already left his mark.

Brody Bucks with Hektad 2
Hektad Is So Funky When Wet!

Anyone looking for an art bargain should get to peeling one of these suckers off the wall straight away, otherwise you can buy a proper print for just $25,000 (not a typo) at This Link!

See other works by Adrien Brody Right Here.

Shark Attack Murals!

Shark Attack Mural
Photo By Gail

This fierce predator of the deep was photographed while menacing the Smokers’ Patio out back at the Double Down Saloon on Avenue A near First Street.

Shark with Beer

This thirsty Shark was spotted on Mott Street near Spring on the exterior of the Spring Lounge. Shark Attack!

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?