Monday, June 30, 2008

In Wonderland


Forget the Tate. Wonderland is to be found in the Leake Street tunnel.
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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Isaac & Banksy


I convinced Isaac to return with me to the Cans Festival. He seemed amazed by the high quality of it all.
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Sixeart on the Tate Modern

This is one of six pieces on the facade of the Tate Modern. Each piece is wonderful, yet -- as a whole -- it doesn't work for me. The Tate played it too safe and squelched the spirit of street art. Or perhaps it was just the wrong setting.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Abu Gharib

I've been thinking lots about this iconic image. Bush and his cronies claim, of course, that the horrific acts commited at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq were not indicative of practices used to question suspects. That doesn't seem to be the case. What really perturbs me, however, is the capacity for evil within us. And it's certainly not just imperialism that spurs it.

Nany Coy


The lovely Nany Coy, visiting from Bogota, designed this bag moments after I gave it to her. I love her 16-year-old Piscean mind and spirit.
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Thursday, June 19, 2008

John Nava @ Jenkins Johnson Gallery

This is one of many from John Nava's NEO ICONS: TAPESTRIES AND PAINTINGS through 7/18 @ 521 W. 26th Street. I love this wonderful juxtaposition of classical painting and tapestry with current political slogans.


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Another Visual Slang 2008 Flyer


Lorenzo chose these images!
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Flyer for Visual Slang 2008

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Official Postcard for Visual Slang 2008


This is the front of the official Abrons Arts Center Visual Slang 2008 postcard. The image is by A1one.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

'created this with Lorenzo today.
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Cope2 and his Message


I really like this piece -- and after this past week, I can really dig the "F U Haters" message!
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Monday, June 16, 2008

Graffiti on Canvas by Barcelona Youth

When I was in Barcelona in January, I tried to track down spaces -- aside from the few mainstream galleries -- that exhibit graffiti. I was directed to the Centre Civic Sant Marti, somewhat on the outskirts of the city. I did find some cool pieces on canvas -- but no one in this space seemed too interested in the visual arts.

Bronx Tags/Throw-ups

I had never paid much attention to tags and throw-ups. I suppose I always felt that they give graf a "bad name." I'd been noticing so many, though, in my students' black books that I've started to look at them more carefully in the streets. On and off Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, they seem to be everywhere -- on roof tops, behind bushes and on all types of buildings and homes.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Os Gemeos in NYC

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Stange -- and I wonder about the anti-semitic statement.
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Friday, June 13, 2008

The Slasher

SoHo Street Art
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
Today was the first time I noticed the SLASHER. He hit Billi Kidd's work and others on Cosby and on Wooster. I wonder what his gripe is.

Graffiti Auction @ Puck Building, 2000

I spent hours at work today checking out all of my old floppy disks --before throwing them out. I did discover a bunch of photos I took at a graffiti auction eight years ago at the Puck Building. I remember going with some of my high school students just to check it out. I also remember that the graffiti was hardly moving.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Image to be used on the Abrons Arts Center Postcard

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Another Visual Slang 2008 flyer. I'm so intrigued by A1one's images.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Williamsburg Street Art: Work in Progress

Despite the heat and all the work sitting on my desk, I prodded myself on Sunday to make it into Williamsburg. I wanted to see what Momo was doing on North 11th and Wythe, and I wanted to check out what Cern was showing at ARTBREAK gallery @ 195 Grand Street. I loved what I saw!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Visual Slang 2008

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I'm working on a few images for flyers to drop off in Williamsburg tomorrow.
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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Election 2008

Election 2008
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
Sara noticed the addition of Hillary to this wall, as we were driving across Houston Street on Tuesday. I wanted to capture it then, but there was no way to stop the car. Luckily, Tara and I walked by on Thursday and she photographed it. Today, it was the story of the day:

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton suspended her pioneering campaign for the presidency on Saturday and summoned supporters to use "our energy, our passion, our strength" to put Barack Obama in the White House.

"I endorse him and throw my full support behind him," said the former first lady, delivering the strong affirmation that her one-time rival and other Democratic leaders hoped to hear after a bruising campaign."

Friday, June 6, 2008


'found out about this exhibit while skimming through the Philly freebie Philadelphia Weekly. The review enticed me and the exhibit enthralled me. I'm so glad to have discovered Miguel Luciano whose vibrant works reflect his sarcastic, satirical slant. His artwork on display at TALLER PUERTORRIQUENO was far richer than anything in the galleries in the Old City.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Concrete Alchemy in Philly and Me

Here I am in Wonderland -- naturally high.

Concrete Alchemy in Philly

I still haven't gotten around to seeing the Concrete Alchemy mural in Brooklyn, but Isaac and I took advantage of our time in Philly to check it out there. It is stunning! Check out
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North Philly Street Art

I spent the morning in Philly's Old City. After lunch, Isaac and took a bus into North Philly. It was only a 20-minute bus ride, but a world apart from the galleries and bookstores of South 2nd Street. Teeming with extreme poverty and despair, the area is home to thousands of African-Americans and Latinos. Amidst were dozens of vibrant murals and installations.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Jerusalem Stencil Art

I just discovered that this stencil was viewed 2,723 times today. It seems to have been linked to an Iranian site. 'very bizarre. I posted it six months ago.

LES Mural

LES Mural
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
A new mural appeared on Houston Street around the corner from Remedy Diner. It intrigued me. Its style and the artist's choice of colors are unique for this neighborhood. I love the characters.

Ghariokwu Lemi @ MoMA

After reading Ken Johnson's glowing New York Times review of MoMA's current exhibition of drawings, I rushed to see it. I was somewhat disappointed. The two Basquiat drawings are flat and not representative of his amazing body of work. I did enjoy Raymond Pettibon's pieces and discovered Ghariokwu Lemi, a Nigerian artist known for his political cartoons and album covers.