While most of the street art that I discover on my adventures is clearly tagged, sometimes that tag is hard to decipher, and I need some assistance identifying the artist. By connecting with artists on Instagram, I’ve learned that they all seem to know and support each other, which is cool and very helpful. If I don’t know the artist behind a work that I want to put on the blog, and the first person I ask doesn’t know, then they know someone who does. This is how I ended up connecting with the creator of an unsigned series of works that I’ve been seeing on the streets, and documenting, since around Christmastime last year. Each of the paste-ups in this very distinctive series features one to three still life images accompanied by a one-word title, and the artist’s signature conspicuously absent. If you live in the east village or downtown, there’s no way you haven’t seen them. All I can say is that they speak to me.
It’s been a few weeks now since I first noticed the Green Monster Hand giving what looks like some kind of a two-finger salute of unknown meaning (I don’t think the fingers are spread apart enough to make it a proper peace sign, but I could be wrong). I can’t say when exactly it went up, but considering I pass by this block (Avenue B between 13th and 14th Streets) almost daily, I think it’s relatively new.
I like it.
It’s been a while since the NeatoShop (with which the Worley Gig is affiliated) had a Mystery Sale and Sweepstakes, so we’re super excited to have it return for Neatorama’s 10th Anniversary!
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What mystery item will you get? Duh! We’re not telling – that’s the whole point of having a mystery sale.
But what we can tell you is this: you’ll get a physical thing (or a combination of several physical things) worth at least $9.95. If you buy more than one Mystery Item, you’ll get different things.
Will it be a neat random T-shirt? Maybe (that’s why we ask for your size). Or will it be a cool novelty item? Or will you win the super awesome SECRET BIG ITEM? What is it anyhow? Again, we’re not telling – but we can tell you that it’s pretty awesome. If you’re a long-time reader of Neatorama, you’ll know that we’ve given away geeky watches, cool electronics, limited edition collectibles, and more.
So what will you get? Don’t miss out on the fun! Buy a Mystery Item (or a few) today! Click Here to purchase your mystery item! Sale Ends at 11:59:59 on Sunday August 23rd!
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Yesterday I went to see the film The Prestige, which I’d been REALLY looking forward to seeing for weeks even after reading a lukewarm review in Salon.com. As much as I’m all over Salon.com, that reviewer must be dead from the neck up, because The Prestige rocks. I don’t want to give anything away, because the movie kept me guessing right up until the very last minute. All you need to know is that the story involves two rival magicians (played by the very hot Hugh Jackman and the even hotter Christian Bale) and an illusion known as “The Transported Man” which becomes the obsession of Jackman’s character. David Bowie even gets the chance to flex his impressive thespian muscles in the semi-meaty role of inventor and electrical pioneer Nicola Tesla. Scarlet Johansson is on hand as required eye candy. The film also features gorgeous cinematography, and a pleasingly dark undercurrent which will appeal to all you Halloween enthusiasts out there. I advise you to go see The Prestige as soon as possible.