This little dude, who I am just going to call Phil, is by a street artist also named Phil. He resides in a derelict Fire Alarm Box mounted on a light pole at the northwest corner of West 21st Street and 10th Avenue, in the Chelsea Gallery District. The only other post I was able to find on Phil leads me to believe this piece has been on the street since 2011. That’s a long ass time in NYC Street Art Life.
With his purple hoodie and his boom-box, Phil is maybe a little like the Roaming Gnome of Chelsea. Or maybe not.
It looks like he dropped some green. If you have any information on the Phil who made this art, please leave it in the comments. Thanks!
In the style of the Roaming Gnome and the “Baby Jesus Statue Takes a Road Trip” story, National Geographics’ Intelligent Travel Blog presents the Peeps in Places Photo Contest. According to the site, “We want to know where you take your Peeps – in this case, the sugar-coated, marshmallowy kind! Put your Peeps in your suitcase and photograph them in an iconic travel destination or in your own neighborhood. Pick clever and recognizable settings and show us your Peeps!
Here’s how it works: take a photo of one or more Peeps (original chicks, pink bunnies, or others – we’re not biased) in any travel destination, add your photos to our Flickr pool, and then tag them “NGTpeeps.” Please limit your entries to three per person.” There’s a “Peeptastic” slideshow off all entries received so far at This Link. Deadline is Monday, April 13th, 2009!