Tag Archive | Wheat Paste

Kurt Cobain Paste Up By Poet

Kurt Cobain By Poet
This Image By Poet, Other Photos By Gail

Poet is the name of a street artist whose work I discovered through his Pink Mail Box series, which is called Love Letters. I started following him on Instagram under the hashtag #poetwastaken and, over the weekend, I went out looking for a few of the works he’s been posting on his feed. This piece, which includes an image of Kurt Cobain alongside a spray painted quote, is located in Freeman’s Alley on the LES.

Kurt Cobain By Poet Photo By Gail Worley

Once I found the piece in person (and if you’ve seen Freeman’s Alley, you know that’s no easy feat) I was disappointed to discover that the quote had already been pasted over by another artist’s work, even though Poet’s piece had only been up since January 28th. This kind of thing happens so often that Poet said he has learned not to let it bother him. Everything is a work in progress.

Kurt Cobain By Poet

Poet, who is based in Los Angeles, told me a bit more about the Cobain piece in a chat via Instagram. “The Kurt Cobain piece was actually initially derived from his quote “Thank you for the trajedy (sic), I need it for my art.” I had spray painted that next to that paste up, but the very next day it was covered by another paste up. This lead me to a add a short and sweet message of “I’m so happy” over Kurt’s image. I’ve been painting that quote for about a year now, and with paste ups only for a few months.”

Watch for more street art by Poet to be featured here in the coming weeks!

 

Shark Attack Insulin Bottle!

Shark Attack Wheat Paste
Photo By Gail

During a particularly successful Street Art Safari over on 10th Avenue in the Chelsea Gallery District, I spotted this wheat paste of an Insulin Vial with a Shark on it near 22nd Street. This piece is part of a series by a diabetic artist/photographer known as Appleton who aims to increase Diabetes Awareness through his art. See more photos and read his Mission Statement at Appleton Artwork Dot Com!

Keep An Eye on This Mural at Bowery and Great Jones

JR Eye Mural on Building
All Photos By Gail

Peek a Boo, someone sees you, as a single eye spies from the north facade of an apartment building at the southwest corner of the Bowery and Great Jones Street in the village. The artist is JR.

JR Eye Mural on Building Detail

Here’s a closer look at the details. The mural went up around August 1st, 2018.

JR Eye Mural on Building

A Reminder to Always Look Up!

Girl Blowing Bubbles By Nénão

Girl Blowing Bubbles
Photo By Gail

You can find this wheat paste mural of a Little Girl Blowing Bubbles at 540 West 20th Street, near 11th Avenue, in the Chelsea Gallery District. It was created by Brazilian Graffitti artist Gustavo Nénão in 2014 and still looks great!

Os Gemeos with JR Collaborative Mural on Chrystie Street

Os Gemeos and JR Mural
All Photos By Gail

One thing leads to another, as they say. I was actually in the middle of an urban Art Safari for this project when I looked west across Chrystie Street and saw something that looked very familiar to me.

Os Gemeos and JR Mural

The interwebs tell me that back in August of 2015, the Brazilian twin aritsts Os Gemeos joined up with French wheat-paster JR to decorate the brick facade of 199 Chrystie Street. You can see the three trademark Os Gemeos characters: two interacting with / tagging the architecture, with one holding up a sign bearing JR’s signature eyeball graphic. Fun!

Os Gemeos and JR Mural

A reminder to look up more often!

Os Gemeos

This Mural is Located at 199 Chrystie Street, LES, NYC.

Liberty Buddha

Liberty Buddha
Photo By Gail

This wheat paste mash up of our Lady Liberty and the Buddha was spotted by me on West 38th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues in NYC! Artist unknown!

Love Spray

Love Spray
Photo By Gail

Caution: Contents May Be Contagious. This Love Spray Can sticker / wheatpaste by Consumer can be spotted all over downtown, and the Chelsea Gallery District, which is where this photo was snapped.

love spray by consumer photo by gail worley

This one was spotted at loading dock in the Meatpacking District on July 18th, 2020.

Hektad Vs. Banksy

Hektad Vs. Banksy
Photo By Gail

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

It’s For You

It's For You

Photographed by me on Tenth Avenue near 22nd Street.

Hey Bill, Just Admit It

Hey Bill Just Admit it
Photographed by Gail At Rivington and Essex Streets, LES

Street artist Flood is showing some support for the many ladies who have called out comedian Bill Cosby on charges of sexual assault, through a series of wheat pastes featuring characters from Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, an animated TV show that ran from 1972 to 1985, which Cosby created based on kids he knew growing up in Northern Philadelphia.

Do you think Bill will ever “just admit it”? I’m not holding my breath.