Wednesday, December 29, 2010

SoHo Stickers

In SoHo
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
I'd heard about the "LoisInWonderland" postal a few weeks back from one of my Flickr contacts. 'was glad to come across it yesterday in SoHo! Its creator has been posting some of the most clever stickers in town!

Friday, December 17, 2010


Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
I received two copies of the book this past week. I'm thrilled to be a part of it with photos I captured of Chris's amazing artwork in London, Tel Aviv and in his hometown, Vitry, just outside of Paris. The book will be available in book stores in early 2011.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Os Gemeos @ Lehmann Maupin

I had great expectations for "Law of the Jungle" -- an exhibit of diverse artwork from Brazil on the theme of survival. I was quite disappointed, though. Except or the Os Gemeos piece, there was little that compared in substance or quality to what I saw this past summer in the streets of Sao Paulo.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Pasted in DUMBO

Pasted in DUMBO
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
I came upon this in DUMBO earlier today. It was the first street art tribute I spotted to Sure (R.I.P.) Later, while heading from 14th St. to FIT's book store on 27th, I came upon quite a few sticker tributes. I will certainly miss SURE and his impeccable handstyle -- a part of my daily NYC visual landscape.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Wangechi Mutu @ Gladstone

I'm not sure I grasped what was going on in Wangechi Mutu's alluring collages @ Gladstone. But they were so mesmerizing, it didn't matter.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Cekis in Bushwick

In Bushwick
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
It's worth a trip to Bushwick just to revisit Cekis's work on its walls. I love them all, but this is a particular fave!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Kenny Scharf @ Bowery & Houston

After leaving Hamilton Fish today, I decided to walk across Houston. 'glad I did! 'came upon the latest mural to hit the famed spot. I didn't immediately recognize the artist, and I guess I haven't been following the latest "street art" news closely enough. 'turns out it's the legendary Kenny Scharf!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Judith Supine in Bushwick

It had been awhile since I've seen anything new by Judith Supine in the streets. 'great to come upon this earlier today in Bushwick.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Baser and Fauster in NYC

NYC Stickers
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
I'm loving Baser's latest backgrounds and, of course, anything that Faust does works for me.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gaia & Dalek in Street/Studio 2.0 @ the Montserrat House

'down in DC this weekend, I got to check out both venues of Irvine Contemporary's "Street/Studio 2." Both worked for me, but I preferred the vibe at the Montserrat House, as it was far more authentic to the spirit of street art.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Faile @ Perry Rubenstein

I stopped by the Perry Rubenstein Gallery on my way home to check out the Faile exhibit, "Bedtime Stories." It's brilliant! This is a small fragment from a huge installation made up of Faile images on blocks. It's a mesmerizing, vibrant collage. 'will return! It continues through 12.23 @ 527 W. 23rd St.

Monday, November 8, 2010

YMI in Washington Heights

I came upon this by chance. It may be the first Cern character I've seen up in the Heights.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

"From Lima to New York" In Washington Heights

I was quite surprised to come upon this in Washington Heights this afternoon. I'd met Pesimo in Peru a few months back. I love having this piece of Lima here. (Also in this mural are pieces by Ket and Jade.)

'Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue With the Urban Landscape' at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego -

'Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue With the Urban Landscape' at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego -

Thursday, November 4, 2010

from Xoch's Sketch book

I am totally mesmerized by Xoch's sketch books. But this evening I discovered a "Hello" sticker in one! Double fun!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bomb Shelters in Sderot, Israel

Sderot, Israel
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
The bomb shelters in Israel's southern town of Sdeot were transformed into vibrant works of art by a group of graffiti artists from Israel and abroad earlier this year. Curious about this town that had become the target of rocket attacks from Gaza in 2007, I was glad to have the opportunity to visit it with my photographer friend, Leora Cheshin, earlier this month.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mr. Di Maggio in Tel Aviv

I discovered Mr. Di Maggio's artwork at the Inspiration Arts Festival and again in the Florentine district of Tel Aviv. Inspire tells me that he's here from Italy for a bit. I love what he's doing.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

C215 in Tel Aviv

It always amazes me how Chris captures the essence of every place he visits. The black surface for this image is brilliant!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Word To Mother @ StolenSpace

While ambling through Brick Lane -- a street where East and West (with their opposing sensibilities) collide -- I came upon the StolenSpace Gallery and discovered the work of Word to Mother. Currently based in London, he creates clever -- somewhat biting -- images on salvaged pieces of wood. I loved every piece in this exhibit!

Miss Bugs @ Moniker Art Fair

One of my favorite stopovers when I travel back from Tel Aviv to NYC is London. This time I hit the city in the midst of several art fairs and events. The one event I did check out was the preview to the Moniker Art Fair. Though it's difficult to look at, appreciate and document artwork in such settings, it was worthwhile. Most of the work was strong and interesting. The space was packed and folks seemed to be buying art. I noticed red dots next to pieces by Swoon and Elbow Toe when I first entered. I much prefer the streets, but I understand the need/value to the commercial end of this all.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Zero Cents and Know Hope in Haifa

Haifa Street Art
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
It was great coming upon this double door in Haifa with Zero Cents' and Know Hope's characters.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tel Aviv Street Art

This character by Foma is one of many weird creatures prowling the streets of Tel Aviv.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

David Kinsey @ Joshua Liner

I don't think I've ever been disappointed by an exhibit at Joshua Liner. It's one of the handful of galleries in Chelsea that always works for me. But this particular exhibit of David Kinsey's work is one of my favorites. I love just about every piece -- the rawness, colors, flow and texture. The exhibit continues through October 9th at 548 W. 28th Street.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Alex Gross @ Jonathan LeVine

I couldn't take my eyes off this piece! Brilliant aesthetically and conceptually, it is one of many by Alex Gross that made my visit to Jonathan LeVine's gallery.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sukkah of the Signs

This afternoon, we went to Union Square Park to check out the 12 structures by the "Sukkah City" finalists. Though some were stunning and all were impressive, this one is my personal favorite. The two designers, Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, constructed this Sukkah from cardboard signs they had purchased from homeless folks. I love the concept of the Sukkah -- a temporary shelter -- as a reminder of (or homage to) those who don't have a roof over their heads.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blek le Rat in NYC

Blek le Rat in NYC
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
Last summer when I was in Paris, I couldn't find a single Blek le Rat stencil in the streets. But thanks to a small article in today's New York Times, I discovered that he recently left his mark on one of the walls in the Meatpacking District. I headed down there this afternoon and liked what I saw.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Native in "My Name Is Calle"

On my way home from Hamilton Fish yesterday, I stopped by the "Spain Loves New York" event at the Room Mate Grace Hotel in mid-town. Among the artwork on exhibit in conjunction with the launching of the Spanish culture Babylon Magazine were three pieces -- "Between a Bull and a Matador" -- by Native, an extraordinary artist now based in Paris.

Monday, September 13, 2010

MOS @ 5Pointz, 2010

Despite the rain, Tara and I made it out to the NYC 2010 Meeting of Styles held at 5Pointz. Tara took over a hundred amazing photos -- including this one -- before I even arrived. The only folks more passionate about graffiti than us were the guys painting in this weather! And there were many. 'so cool to meet the folks behind some of the work/styles I've been admiring. Here, Tara captured ka at work.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Wall on Bowery and Houston

My son had called me last week from the site of "the" wall on the Bowery and Houston to tell me how cool its latest -- post Obey and Os Gemeos -- reincarnation is. I got over there today with Tara. We both loved it. It's quite striking! We also noticed lots of folks photographing it.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Return to Red Hook Wall

When I was in Red Hook yesterday, I returned to visit the wall I had last seen over a year ago. I was surprised to see few changes and just about everything looking as fresh as it had in June 2009.

Cekis in East Harlem

A few years back, Nelson aka Cekis told me that he was painting a storefront in East Harlem. I hadn't thought about it -- until I passed it by chance this past Thursday. It is fabulous!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

PIXAÇÃO - PIXO; documentário/ preview

Curb Your Dogma

NYC Sticker
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
This is one in a series of quite clever stickers/slogans -- always crisp black letters on a white background -- that I spot regularly in both Chelsea and SoHo. I don't know who's behind them, but I love them!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Top Street Artists to Star in New Urban Art Fair to be Held in London

Top Street Artists to Star in New Urban Art Fair to be Held in London

Brooklyn Bombs

Brooklyn Bombs
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
Due to some all-too-common MTA mishaps last Thursday evening, I ended up at a Kings Highway stop in Brooklyn -- at least a mile from where I was headed. As a result, I discovered endless throw-ups and bombs I hadn't seen elsewhere. 'will have to return!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Graffiti In Sao Paulo

In Sao Paulo
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
Lots of different styles of writing represented here -- including grapixo, the unique fusion of graffiti and Pixação.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Onesto in Sao Paulo

Checking out some of my daughter's photos, I'm finding so many images that I missed -- including this one by Onesto, one of my favorite artists anywhere!

Os Gemeos @ MAM

Os Gemeos @ MAM
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
Sara and I came upon this Os Gemeos mural outside Sao Paulo's Museum of Modern Art. As always, the details are amazing and the entire effect is magical! Strange, though, that MAM's book store did not have a single book on street art!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Os Gemeos in Sao Paulo

After watching Os Gemeos craft a similar character in NYC last week, it was wonderful to come upon this -- unexpectedly -- in downtown Sao Paulo.

Sao Paulo Postal Sticker

SP Sticker
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
This is the only US postal sticker I've spotted -- so far -- in Sao Paulo. It's stunning!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

EXPO COLEX in Santos-Sao Paulo

This is a close-up from one of the many installations at the International Sticker Expo in Santos-Sao Paulo. I am so impressed by the quality, variety and magnitude of the stickers on exhibit. The installation was superb, as were the live combos.

Finok and Os Gemeos in Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo Graffiti
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
I loved seeing Finok and Os Gemeos on their home turf. The last graf I saw by them was up in the Bronx!

TITI FREAK @ Choque Cultural

By chance my visit to Sao Paulo's Choque Cultural coincided with the opening of Titi Freak's solo exhibit. I loved his fusion of different techniques and styles. This piece is one of my favorites.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Neverending MBW Extravaganza Still On

Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
I stopped by MBW's Icons exhibit yesterday. Though it supposedly ends at the end of this month, it's beginning to feel like a permanent Meatpacking District installation. Anyway -- once again there are endless new variations on the same themes and lots of folks passing through. I know MBW's "playing" us, but I'm still intrigued by it all!

Monday, August 9, 2010

OD, Martha Cooper and Futura

While checking out the progress of the Os Gemeos mural on West 21st Street, I met two graffiti legends -- Martha Cooper and Futura -- and one future legend -- the wonderfully talented Owen Dippie aka OD visiting from New Zealand.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Chris Stain in Beacon, NY

'rode the Metro North -- for the first time in years -- up to Beacon, NY yesterday to check out Whisper at work on his upcoming exhibit "Four Ever." While there, I walked some distance over to the the space at 510 Main Street to view the outdoor Electric Walls exhibit. Much of it didn't work for me -- as many of the pieces lost the spirit of street art. They looked far too manufactured for the particular space.But the Chris Stain pieces across the street are stunning. They, alone, were worth the trek up there.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

In the Bronx

In the Bronx
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
There's always something amazing going on in the back space at Tuff City. Sometimes I'm lucky enough to see writers in action. Today I didn't come upon anyone painting, but I did see some stunning pieces -- including this one.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Michael Anderson Sticker Installation

'walked by the ACE Hotel to check out both the Shepard Fairey and the Mint & Serf murals -- both still looking good -- though somewhat ravaged. The biggest surprise, though, was in the hotel's lobby -- an amazing sticker installation by Michael Anderson. According to the info a woman at the desk gave me, Anderson is an artist/designer (and more) who has collected over 40,000 graffiti stickers! Among the stickers on exhibit are some real classics like Twist, Obey and ESPO, The Ace is at 20 West 29th St.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

NYC Stickers

NYC Stickers
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
I've been coming upon so many cool hand-made postal stickers in mid-town these past few days. I guess this is the right time of year for this!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

In Chelsea

In Chelsea
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
Since my last visit to this spot -- about a week ago -- it has been "reclaimed" by A.S.V.P., Nyte Walka and Army of One.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Close-up of Roof from 7 Train

When I left 5Pointz yesterday, Meres told me about an artist up on the roof painting a humongous Biggie Smalls. I actually caught a glimpse of the artist and the piece from the 7 train on my way back to the city!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

David Walker on the LES

On the LES
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
I came upon this stunning image yesterday on East Houston. One of my flickr buddies identified the artist as David Walker.