Faces in NYC Open Spaces, Part XV: Menace Two & Resa Piece, Son Coro, Maria De Los Angeles, Michel Velt, Jess X Snow, Rosk & Loste and Dreph

This is the 15th in a series of occasional posts featuring the range of faces that have surfaced in NYC open spaces. The image above featuring Lauryn Hill was painted by the Brooklyn-based “dynamic duo,” Menace Two and Resa Piece with JMZ Walls.  Several more images of captivating faces that I’ve come upon in my relatively … Read moreFaces in NYC Open Spaces, Part XV: Menace Two & Resa Piece, Son Coro, Maria De Los Angeles, Michel Velt, Jess X Snow, Rosk & Loste and Dreph

Speaking with Paris-Based Artist and Activist Lily Luciole in NYC

I first met and interviewed Lily Luciole back in 2014 when she came to NYC to share her distinct vision on our streets . Active throughout the globe, but particularly in Montreal and Paris, Lily fashions alluring mixed media images — largely inspired by her African heritage and her quest to reclaim her identity. The artist … Read moreSpeaking with Paris-Based Artist and Activist Lily Luciole in NYC

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

Marcelo Ment: From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to JMZ Walls on Myrtle and Broadway in Brooklyn, NYC

Earlier this month, Brazilian artist Marcelo Ment returned briefly to NYC, gracing a huge corner at JMZ Walls on Myrtle and Broadway in Bushwick. For three days, he worked approximately eights hours each day, interacting with local folks from the neighborhood and walking away with a strong sense of the place and the people who … Read moreMarcelo Ment: From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to JMZ Walls on Myrtle and Broadway in Brooklyn, NYC

Tats Cru Members BG 183, Bio and Nicer — with Crash, Nick Walker and Daze — at the Legendary East Harlem Graffiti Hall of Fame

This past Thursday, Tats Cru members BG 183, Bio and Nicer — along with Crash, Nick Walker and Daze — once again transformed their wall at East Harlem’s Graffiti Hall of Fame. Featured above are BG 183 and UK native Nick Walker at work. What follows are several more photos of the artists in action– all captured Thursday by travel … Read moreTats Cru Members BG 183, Bio and Nicer — with Crash, Nick Walker and Daze — at the Legendary East Harlem Graffiti Hall of Fame

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 New Lombardy Walls Project: Bianca Romero, Dain, Chris RWK, Marthalicia, Czr Prz, Jappy Lemon, Will Power & Albertus Joseph

Curated by Bianca Romero, the new Lombardy Walls is a delightful addition to East Williamsburg’s visual landscape, bringing color and charisma to what was once a banal North Brooklyn block. The huge mural featured above was painted by Brooklyn-based Bianca Romero in what has become her distinctly infectious signature style. What follows are several more artworks … Read moreThe New Lombardy Walls Project: Bianca Romero, Dain, Chris RWK, Marthalicia, Czr Prz, Jappy Lemon, Will Power & Albertus Joseph

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

The Harlem Art Collective at the Guerrilla Gallery in East Harlem with: Tomer Linaje, Evelyn C. Suarez, Rashida Stewart, Adam Bomb, Rafael Gama, Dorothy Gale, Shani Evans & More

One of my favorite spots in town is East Harlem’s Guerrilla Gallery. Located on 116th Street, between second and third Avenues, it hosts some of the most authentic walls found anywhere. Always reflecting the spirit of the folks who either live in East Harlem or identify with its culture, the art that surfaces there is … Read moreThe Harlem Art Collective at the Guerrilla Gallery in East Harlem with: Tomer Linaje, Evelyn C. Suarez, Rashida Stewart, Adam Bomb, Rafael Gama, Dorothy Gale, Shani Evans & More

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