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

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

At “Street Lynx Bta” in Bogota, Colombia: Ledania, SakoAsko, Beek, DjLu, El Care Barbie and More

Home to dozens of outstanding artists who are active on both the streets and in their studios, Bogota is a thriving oasis of strikingly impressive urban art. Yet — like so many South American cities — it has been largely overlooked by the dominant street art scene. In his efforts to bring his city’s extraordinary … Read moreAt “Street Lynx Bta” in Bogota, Colombia: Ledania, SakoAsko, Beek, DjLu, El Care Barbie and More

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

At Wide Open Walls: Lauren YS, Molly Devlin, Kirileigh Jones, David Puck, Mars-1, John Horton, Mabel Vicentef & Jessie and Katey

In its mission to “promote diversity through artistic expression” and to share public art with a wide audience, Wide Open Walls recently added 40 new murals to Sacramento’s visual landscape. The mural featured above was fashioned by the LA-based artist Lauren YS. Several more images captured during the fourth annual art festival of Wide Open Walls by travel … Read moreAt Wide Open Walls: Lauren YS, Molly Devlin, Kirileigh Jones, David Puck, Mars-1, John Horton, Mabel Vicentef & Jessie and Katey

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

At the East Harlem Graffiti Hall of Fame: Duster, Tony 164, Per One FX, Hektad, Blame FX, Meres One, James Top & More

This past weekend the Graffiti Hall of Fame celebrated its 39th anniversary in the famed schoolyard on 106th Street and Park Avenue in East Harlem. Pictured above is a b-boy celebrating Duster‘s vibrant piece. Several more images captured at the event follow: Bronx-based Tony 164 with spray can in hand Per One FX with spray can … Read moreAt the East Harlem Graffiti Hall of Fame: Duster, Tony 164, Per One FX, Hektad, Blame FX, Meres One, James Top & More

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 Masterly Italian Artist Giulio Vesprini on Fusing His Artistic Passions, Painting in Public Spaces, His Upcoming Visit to NYC & More

Born and based in the Italian town of Civitanova Marche, the wonderfully talented multidisciplinary artist Giulio Vesprini will be bringing his vision here to NYC this coming week. A brief interview with the artist follows: You’ve studied art formally at the Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata and at the Department of Architecture in Ascoli Piceno. What spurred … Read moreThe Masterly Italian Artist Giulio Vesprini on Fusing His Artistic Passions, Painting in Public Spaces, His Upcoming Visit to NYC & 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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