This tropical-themed Pink Garbage Bin, with its lovely stenciled palm tree motif, was spotted on the sidewalk out front of a Carribean-style take-out restaurant in or near SoHo NYC. My iPhone is telling me it’s on Crosby Street, but I’m not sure how many blocks it is below Houston. Also, I do not know the name of the restaurant, but next time I am in that neighborhood I’ll get my shit together and update this post!
Do you suppose that the anonymous artist of this Pink Sidewalk Stencil intended their message to be interpreted as a take on a Post No Guns sign, or a warning to refrain from discarding used wads of gum on the path? The Google had no answers. Spotted on the sidewalk at Avenue A near 11th Street.
OK, I have spent several days scouring the Internet for any indication that this very Banksy-sque stencil mural — which depicts a Wall Street Banker-type panhandling for “Any Job” while a female Robot hands him what looks like a Burrito (but is probably a handful of cash)– is, in fact, a Banksy, but I can’t find any evidence to confrm that suspicion. My guess is that the piece is called Looking For Any Job, as the man’s sign suggests.
The mural is painted just inside a cinderblock wall corridor adjacent to a service door at 7 Pine Street, in the Financial District, where I’m guessing employees of the building lurk while taking their smoking breaks, judging by the cigarette butt evidence that can clearly be seen. I have no idea how long it’s been there, but I’ve worked in the neighborhood for well over ten years and I just noticed it for the first time a few months ago, which means nothing. Is it a Banksy? Sound off in the comments!
NOTE: As of January 10th, 2020, this artwork has been painted over!
Fives years is forever in the life of a piece of NYC Street Art, but Shepard Fairey’s Obey Lotus Flower Stencil, which first went up at the end of June in 2011, is still loud and proud on the southern facade of 213 Bowery, at the corner of Rivington. I passed by it over the weekend and it looks darn good for its age.
Here’s a view of that corner from the traffic island in the middle of Bowery. And doesn’t This look familiar?
This very topical stencil graffiti/street art, “Guns Don’t Kill People, Selfies Do,” was spotted all over Soho, but specifically on Prince Street. The slogan, by tagger WhIsBe, has been around since the beginning of 2015, but this stencil is new, likely inspired by news stories like This One. Natural selection at work.
I was in Williamsburg this morning, on my way to see Kara Walker’s Sugar Sphinx in the abandoned Domino Sugar Factory, when I passed this fun stencil street art somewhere on Bedford Avenue. I don’t know who the artist is, but the appropriation of the “I Love NY” logo is very clever, and definitely makes you do a double-take!