Tag Archive | Mural

Homer Simpson Bodega Mural

Homer Simpson Bodega Mural
All Photos By Gail

Homer Simpson dreams of donuts that rain sprinkles down on his head in this fun mural on the front of an East Village bodega, painted by street artist Jerkface.

Located on Avenue C at the corner of 12th Street, just cross from the C Town Market.

Mural Detail

Prince Mural at the Graffiti Room

Prince Mural
All Photos By Gail

I was on a Street Art Safari when I came upon this big game; a  mural of Prince (RIP), located on the side of the Graffiti Room restaurant at the corner of Kenmare and Mott Streets in downtown Manhattan. It looks like they are also having an Instagram contest:

Graffiti Room Contest

So, head on down to the  Graffiti Room and get to snapping and ‘gramming!

Prince Symbol

Os Gemeos and Futura Mural at PS 11

Os Gemeos and Futura Mural
All Photos By Gail

I pass this mural often on the way to the Chelsea Art Galleries, but yesterday was the first time I’ve stopped long enough to photograph it. A collaboration between Brazilian Street Artists and twin brothers, Os Gemeos, and American graffiti artist Futura, this fun piece went up in early 2015.

Os Gemeos Body

Located Adjacent to the Play Yard of PS 11, at 320 W 21st Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues), in Manhattan.

Os Gemeos Feet

Big Yellow Winged Prancing Cat on the High Line

Yellow Cat
All Photos By Gail

I’m not sure of the exact location of this painting of a giant Yellow Prancing Cat with Wings and a huge Cheshire Cat-like Grin, but it is visible from the High Line Park, somewhere between 30th and 20th Streets.

Yellow Cat

Here it is with slightly more perspective, if that helps.

Barbara Kruger Mural at the High Line

Blind Idealism Mural
All Photos By Gail

Barbara Kruger is an American artist who works with pictures and words. Kruger uses the fluency she developed as a graphic designer to inform her work as an artist, insistently addressing the issues of power, property, money, race, and sexuality. Over the past three decades her work has ranged from the photographic merging of image and text, to immersive video installations, to room-wrapping textual exhibitions, to large-scale outdoor displays of words and images. Two of her best-known works – Your body is a battleground and I shop therefore I am – also showcase the feminist overtones of her artworks, and her concentration on women as a lucrative site for advertising and consumerism.

Signage

For the High Line, Kruger presents Untitled (Blind Idealism Is…), a new work realized as a hand-painted mural. Continuing her unabashed criticism of culture and power, the mural features the slogan “BLIND IDEALISM IS REACTIONARY SCARY DEADLY,” an adaptation of a quote from Afro-Caribbean philosopher and revolutionary thinker Frantz Fanon, which has appeared in multiple works by the artist. The original statement by Fanon, “Blind idealism is reactionary,” suggests that political and religious convictions stem from the situations from which they grow, not from the inherent nature of individual human beings. According to Kruger, the work reflects “how we are to one another” within “the days and nights that construct us.” These texts, along with Kruger’s own writings, resonate with particular potency in today’s political climate.

Barbara Kruger’s Untitled (Blind Idealism Is…) Will be on View Until March 2017, Adjacent to the High Line at West 22nd Street., in the Chelsea Gallery District.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Panther Mural on a Building

Pink Panther Building
All Photos By Gail

This delightful Pink Panther Mural by the Queens-based street artist known as Jerkface was photographed by me on Morgan Avenue between Ingraham Street and Johnson Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Pink Panther Mural by Jerkface

Signage indicates that the building houses Max Cellar, a new music venue located in the basement below the now closed Amancay’s Diner. The front entrance of the building is at 2 Knickerbocker Ave.

Jerkface Tag