Thursday, December 31, 2009

Stickers Spotted on 12.30.09

It had been awhile since I walked down Houston Street. As I suspected, there wasn't much new happening -- street art-wise. I suppose only the most-committed are out there in this weather! But I did find a few stickers that looked fairly recent.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Installation in Progress

Chino and Nelson (aka Chief 69) began installing the next graf/street art exhibit in the "Staying Alive" series at Hamilton Fish Library. I was amazed by how proficient both were this time around -- only the second time they have ever done anything like this.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Twelph Sketch for "Staying Alive: Part II"

Twelph Sketch
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
I am enjoying the bold colors and uncanny composition of Twelph's sketches as I scan them -- before we begin mounting them tomorrow for the next in the series of the "Staying Alive" exhibits at Hamilton Fish.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Waiting for the 4 Train

While waiting for a train in this city, the only time I'm checking out my surroundings -- rather than catching up on my reading -- is when I'm on the 2 or 4 line up in the Bronx. The layer upon layer of tags and bombs always staggers me!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Outside My Manhattan Mini-Storage

As I've been spending most of my time clearing out my house in Teaneck these days, I've been street-art starved! Today we headed into the city to store some more books, art and clothes. What a pleasant surprise to find this right outside my mini-storage space on West 57th Street!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tats Cru Calendar

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mid-town Sticker Art

Earlier this week, I was thinking just how few hand-drawn stickers I was seeing downtown --- "Hand-drawn stickers...A thing of the past!," I'd mused. But today in mid-town both Overconsumer and Jesus Saves proved me wrong. 'so glad!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Moriah's (aka Momo) stickers

My 16-year old intern has been creating the most intriguing stickers! I just had to scan them before they made their way to the public eye. Moriah is currently working on a number of non-sticker pieces for an upcoming exhibit at Hamilton Fish, NYPL.

That Door on Rivington Street

I noticed this character on that door on Rivington Street -- where I'd first discovered Swoon's work. Then we saw him pasted up in quite a few places while we were walking from Rivington over to Gallery 151 on the Bowery.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sharp -- close up -- @ Gallery 151

'checked out the exhibit "Green Style" earlier this evening. Sharp's work mesmerized me -- as it often does. 'am curious about this -- as it's not the image I'd expect to see integrated into his wild-style graffiti. The only clue is the Hebrew "Aharon," as Sharp's name is Aaron Goodstone.

Spotted on the Upper West Side

Although there isn't much street art to be found in my neighborhood, I did spot these stickers along Broadway in the 70's while running errands these past few days.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

We B*Girlz @ Lincoln Center, August, 2006

I just discovered a series of photos I took from a break-dancing event at Lincoln Center in August 2006. 'surprised to have them, as I almost never documented graffiti back then.

Friday, December 4, 2009

From Jason Mamarella's Black Book

'had a great time this afternoon checking out pages from Jason Mamarella's black books from the 90's. My intern, Moriah, especially loves Jason's characters. She scanned in quite a few of her favorites. This is among them. Thanks, Jason!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

5Pointz, LIC

5Pointz, LIC
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
I finally had a chance to check out the photos that my son, Dani, took early last month at 5Pointz. This piece is my favorite. I love its wondrous flow and dynamic colors.