At Rooftop Legends on the Lower East Side With: Cycle, Queen Andrea, Part One, Dez, Will Power, Albertus Joseph, Jaek El Diablo and Mast

The following guest poet is by Lower East Side-based photographer Ana Candelaria After two decades of attending classes at Seward Park High School — when I wasn’t hanging out in the parking lot! — I was back. I never thought I would be. This time, though, it was to hang on the rooftop with some of … Read moreAt Rooftop Legends on the Lower East Side With: Cycle, Queen Andrea, Part One, Dez, Will Power, Albertus Joseph, Jaek El Diablo and Mast

Speaking With Brooklyn-Based Multidisciplinary Artist Baston714

The following guest poet is by Lower East Side-based photographer Ana Candelaria Born and raised in Brooklyn, Baston714 has been making his mark on our streets these past few years with his uniquely intriguing wheatpastes, paste-ups and stickers. By chance, I came upon him while he was painting a mural outside the Second Avenue subway station — … Read moreSpeaking With Brooklyn-Based Multidisciplinary Artist Baston714

First Street Green Art Park: Nite Owl, Panmela Castro, Marzipan Physics, K-NOR, Cram Concepts with Ratchi NYC, Binho & Ramón Amorós

During the past several weeks, over a dozen intriguing murals have surfaced at First Street Green Art Park. Fashioned by local, national and international artists, they reflect a huge range of styles and sensibilities, The now-iconic image featured above is the work of the nomadic Nite Owl. Several more recent additions to First Street Green Art … Read moreFirst Street Green Art Park: Nite Owl, Panmela Castro, Marzipan Physics, K-NOR, Cram Concepts with Ratchi NYC, Binho & Ramón Amorós

Thailand-Based MUEBON on the Lower East Side and at JMZ Walls

The following guest poet is by Lower East Side-based photographer Ana Candelaria As I was heading home this past Saturday after three hours of photographing street art on the Lower East Side — with my camera battery down to 10 percent — I unexpectedly ran into an artist whose work was unfamiliar to me. Impressed with … Read moreThailand-Based MUEBON on the Lower East Side and at JMZ Walls

The Ever-Evolving Freeman’s Alley: Lmnopi, Sara Lynne Leo, Dylan Egon, Sara Erenthal, The Postman, Coloquix, City Kitty, Ethan Armen & Thomas Allen, Captain Eyeliner, Dirk and More

Tucked into a narrow passageway off Rivington Street east of the Bowery is the ever-evolving Freeman’s Alley. Even as the street art scene becomes increasingly corporate and commercial, Freeman’s Alley continues to remain a treasure trove of unsanctioned artwork. While some works can last for months, many are quite ephemeral. Featured above is “No Child … Read moreThe Ever-Evolving Freeman’s Alley: Lmnopi, Sara Lynne Leo, Dylan Egon, Sara Erenthal, The Postman, Coloquix, City Kitty, Ethan Armen & Thomas Allen, Captain Eyeliner, Dirk and More

Scenes From an Opening: Sara Erenthal — BACKSTORY at The Storefront Project on the Lower East Side

The following guest post is by Lower East Side-based photographer Ana Candelaria I first discovered Sara Erenthal‘s work on the Lower East Side several years ago. Last summer, I met Sara at Freeman’s Alley, and this past Thursday, I was delighted to view her artwork in a gallery setting.  Pictured above is the Brooklyn-based self-taught artist … Read moreScenes From an Opening: Sara Erenthal — BACKSTORY at The Storefront Project on the Lower East Side

“blue blood,” an Exhibition of New Works and Mesmerizing Installation by Kenny Scharf, Continues Through July 28 at TOTAH on the LES

Working with shades of reds, blues and grays, the legendary Kenny Scharf has fashioned a tantalizing new body of paintings. On view through July 28 at TOTAH on the Lower East Side, the artworks feature a series of alluring, surreal landscapes. The exhibition, aptly titled blue blood, both entertains and provokes, as it raises questions as to … Read more“blue blood,” an Exhibition of New Works and Mesmerizing Installation by Kenny Scharf, Continues Through July 28 at TOTAH on the LES

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