Monday, September 29, 2008

London on the Bowery

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David Choe's OBAMA

"Outsiders NY"
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
So many street artists have done portraits of Obama. This may be my favorite.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Outside "Outsiders NY"

After spending a few hours Friday afternoon at Hamilton Fish doing some promotion for Clark's VOTE exhibit, I decided to walk up Houston Street to see the David Choe piece that I'd heard so much about. 'noticed lots more street art than usual on the way. Then when I reached the Bowery, I realized something was happening. 'was the opening day of "Outsiders" -- an exhibit of some of London's best street artists -- housed for about two weeks in a former restaurant on the Bowery. 'glad I got to see it -- two floors of exciting works. When I left, I noticed Clayton Patterson outside, mourning the demise/gentrification of the Bowery.

Friday, September 26, 2008

What a Beautiful Bird!

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Buildmore's Birds

Buildmore's Birds
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
I love these birds and watching the progress of their creation -- from the seductive background to the different colored layers.

The Wall @ Central Square

Soon after introducing me to some of his friends (all wonderful artists), Kenji took me to the Wall @ Central Square. 'returned again yesterday to see it in daylight. It is one of the most vibrant and interesting walls around.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Chris Stain Mural

Chris Stain Mural
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
After spending my day reading about domestic violence and its effect on children (to help Sara with her research), I took the crosstown bus to the Park Avenue Armory. I was curious to check out Creative Time's "Democracy in America: The National Campaign." There wasn't much to engage me, but this beautiful Chris Stain mural made the trip worthwhile.

Friday, September 19, 2008

C215 Tel Aviv Stencil

This stencil is one of many that graces the walls of Tel Aviv. They all stunningly capture people I know! I love the way Chris incorporated the Ben Gurion Border Control exit stamp into this one that he did on antique newspaper.

C215 & His Remarkable Stencil Art

Chris's artwork is as stunning on paper as it is on walls.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

BOMB IT! -- the Second Time Around

I first saw BOMB IT! @ the Tribeca Film Festival about two years ago. I remember loving it. I'd been wanting to see it again since. I finally did this evening. I am again so impressed with its global, social, political and, of course, visual scope. What a feat!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tats Cru in East Harlem

'came upon this by chance. I was amazed by how sophisticated so much of this is.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Jasmine Murrell's Artwork

I loved just about every piece that I saw in Jasmine Murrell's studio today. But this one -- far more staid than most -- is a particular favorite. I just love its flow and texture. It is a portrait of her grandmother.

Pez's Fish: From Barcelona to the West Side Highway

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Ako/Akayo @ Invisible NYC Gallery

'discovered this San Francisco-based artist when I stopped by Invisible NYC today. I'm glad I did!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Bortusk Leer

I discovered Bortusk Leer's zany, child-like, artwork on the streets of London in June. By chance, I came upon a number of his pieces this evening as I walked from Brooklyn Heights to Dumbo. 'so charming! This piece gave me the lift I needed!

Friday, September 12, 2008

@ Ad Hoc Art

@ Ad Hoc Art
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
This exhibit of European "street art" greats continues until October 12th. I love experiencing the taste of Europe so close to home. 'so cool of Andrew to bring it here.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hanoch Piven

Politics '08
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
When I saw this collage of Hillary in "Politics O8," I was trying to figure out just why its style was so familiar. I then realized that its creator -- Hanoch Piven -- is the author of the delightfully creative children's books, My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks. Besides being a visual delight, the book is a wonderful teaching device for creative writing.


Politics '08
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
When I saw this image as a sticker in Chelsea yesterday, I was wondering who was behind it. Well, I found out today when I saw it poster-size, along with a roll of stickers, at the Society of Illustrators. It was created by Felix Sockwell, an editorial illustrator and identity consultant. Interesting!

"Politics '08" @ Society of Illustrators

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Panorama Project 3

I probably wouldn't have seen this exhibit if I didn't have to return the Onesto pieces to Jonathan LeVine. First, I surprised myself by actually liking much of Camille Rose Garcia's work. Then I was throughly intrigued by The Panorama Project 3, an installation of 127 5" x 7" pieces -- by various artists -- creating one continuous piece. This particular image, "A City, Perhaps Not Unlike Mingo City", is by Matt Leines.

Meeting of Styles 2008, NYC

I almost never use my digital camera to create videos, but I gave it a try!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Swoon @ Deitch Projects

Even though we coudn't get to view any of the boats she built, both Dani and I agree that Swoon's installation is stunning. It continues through October 18 @ 4-40 44th Drive, Long Island City.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Meeting of Styles 2008, NYC

When I saw that NYC's Meeting of Styles was taking place @ 5Pointz, I decided to go into Long Island City with Dani. 'took many photos. 'loved watching pieces evolve in the course of the day. Here's Cern with his distinctive character style.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

LES/East Village Graffiti Takes Me Back to the 70's.

After dismantling the Visual Slang exhibit at the Abrons Arts Center, Sara took a wrong turn with the van onto East 2nd Street. 'glad she did, or I'm not sure I would've found this. Luckily, I had my camera with me -- as I almost always do these days -- and we stopped for a few minutes. The entire mural is fun, but this character really took me back to my days in the 70's when I lived downtown.

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sighted in Chelsea

Chelsea Stickers
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
'just when I was thinking how apolitical so much of Chelsea street art is, I came upon these two stickers -- one of which I'd spotted earlier in Woodstock.

Nike in Mexico

Despite my conflicted feelings towards the marriage of cool street-inspired art and the callous commercial sphere -- especially in a country like Mexico with such a huge gap between the wealthy and the impoverished -- I like this image being used to promote Nike's upscale store in Mexico City.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Chelsea Street Art

Chelsea Street Art
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
What more is there to say?

Cope and Indie Off to Amsterdam

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

If I Were in LA

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@ Deitch

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Monday, September 1, 2008

From Pez

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