Showing posts with label street art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label street art. Show all posts

Saturday, December 25, 2021

A Lou Reed Christmas scene on St. Mark's Place

A holiday scene on St. Mark's Place... with Invader's Lou Reed mosaic still in place from late 2015 (and via the Lisa Project) ...

Dec. 25's opening shot

A recent arrival outside the Second Avenue F stop... a collaboration featuring @turtlecaps ... @chrisrwk ... @zeroproductivity ... @citykittystreet and @outersource ...

Wednesday, December 8, 2021


A dead rat sculpture on Avenue A near Ninth Street... artist unknown at the moment. 

Pic by Derek Berg.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Monday's parting shot

This holiday mural — an interpretation of Will Ferrell in "Elf" — went up over the weekend outside the Second Avenue F stop... work b@paolo_tolentino and @turtlecaps.

Flashback to last year's mural here.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving day's opening shot

EVG reader Andy took this photo last night on Essex and Delancey outside the former Roma Pizza ... a Thanksgiving-themed installation in the gutted carcass of an ATM ...

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Saturday's opening shot

Seasonal photo op — aka interactive "Street Artmare" — on the Bowery at Stanton... Day of The Dead Artist piece at 246 Bowery arrived last week via @planndalism. Spot curated by @lisaprojectnyc ...

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Thursday's parting shot(s)

In honor of Hitchcocktober (OK, this wheatpaste has been up here for several weeks!) ... Grace Kelly in a telephone box on First Street and Second Avenue...
Art by @citykittystreet with @d7606art

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Check out these NYC taxi views from 1977-1987 along East Houston Street

In case you haven't been over on East Houston at Second Avenue in the past week ... there's a new exhibit up along First Street Green featuring the work of photographer Joseph Rodriguez.

He drove a cab in NYC from 1977 to 1985 ... and later published a book of his work: "Taxi: Journey Through my Windows 1977–1987." 

Some of those photos, including scenes from the East Village, are featured along this corridor ...
The work, part of the Photoville Festival, will be up here until Dec. 1.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

City fences off Allen Street Bathhouse to prevent trans artist from painting on its walls

On Tuesday afternoon, city workers arrived to erect a fence around the long-vacant Allen Street Bathhouse here at Delancey...
This was the city's latest heavy-handed tactic in the summer-long battle against unhoused trans artist Nadja Rose, who had been creating murals on the vacant bathhouse's walls and surrounding sidewalk space in recent months.

None of this pleased city officials (led by the Parks Department), who would dispatch sanitation trucks and the 7th Precinct to discard her belongings and art supplies. She would always return. There were also social-media reports that the city had her locked up "in the psych ward" several times. 

Observers (optimistically) wondered why the city couldn't use this as an opportunity to create some type of artist-in-residence program at this neglected space that has long been a favorite spot for taggers.

Her work prompted admiration from passersby here on the Allen Street Mall, a passage with an out-of-business Subway sandwich shop on one corner and a Starbucks on the other. (As for the old bathhouse, plans for a cafe in the structure date to early 2016.) 

Writer Jeremiah Moss has documented Rose's work here on Instagram...


There haven't been any sightings of the artist since the fence went up, we're told. But she did leave some parting messages...

Monday, September 20, 2021

A Chuck Close tribute on Bond Street

Chuck Close died last month at age 81

And recently, the artist Scott VanderVoort paid tribute to the photorealist outside 42 Bond St. between the Bowery and Lafayette. (Close had a studio and residence nearby.)

EVG reader Garth shared these photos ... you get the 1967-68 Big Self-Portrait of Close while walking to the east...
... and a 2005 version of Close while heading west...
Here's a little clip to give you a better idea of the work...


VanderVoort previously created tributes here for President Obama after his eight years in the White House ... and after the deaths of Steve Jobs ... and David Bowie

This video explains more about how VanderVoort creates the art...


Sunday, September 19, 2021

Seinfeld's terrifying new look on 2nd Street

The Seinfeld wheatpaste — created by @Sacsix — has been on the wall here on Second Street at First Avenue for five-plus years (outside Spiegel, the cafe which is reopening one of these days).

So you might expect some wear and tear... but the resulting eye lift is giving off (friendlier) Michael Myers vibes...
... though it is getting close(r) to Halloween.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Midday pizza break

Andy Warhol and Keith Haring reimagined as Ninja Turtles. 

Art on First Avenue at Third Street by DeGrupo

Speaking of Keith Haring, his sculpture outside 51 Astor Place has been MIA now for a little more than a year. It was to undergo "minor conservation work."

Saturday, September 11, 2021

9/11 and beyond on the Bowery

Adrian Wilson (@planndalism) created this mural earlier in the week on the gate at 262 Bowery near Stanton Street. 

He invited members of FDNY Ladder 20/Division 1 on Lafayette Street to add finishing touches to the mural. This Instagram post has more background. 

Mural space curated by the East Village-based Lisa Project.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Sunday's opening shot

Giving it the ol' collage try... a John Belushi-"Animal House" wheatpaste that recently arrived on First Street at Second Avenue... work by @sacsix... 

Saturday, September 4, 2021

At the Protest: Queer Liberation March installation on 10th Street

10th Street between Avenue C and Avenue D was the site last night for "Protest: Queer Liberation March," a multimedia installation and performance by local artist-activist G-Man...
There were video projections featuring images from the March 2020 Queer Liberation March. Various performers and participants interacted with the images projected along 10th Street. (Passersby were also encouraged to take part.)

EVG contributor Stacie Joy shared these photos ...
The event was in part funded by the New York City Artist Corps.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Thursday's parting shot

Me parking via Clint Mario and @me_newyork on Avenue A and Seventh Street ... photo by Stacie Joy...

Monday, August 2, 2021

Remembering Biz Markie

There's a new memorial in place for the late Biz Markie outside the Second Avenue F stop at East Houston. 

Will Power created the mural over the weekend for Markie, the legendary beatboxer, DJ and rapper who died on July 16 at age 57

Services for Markie, who was born in Harlem, were held this afternoon

The mural is expected to be up here for the next two weeks.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

A new work of fart on the Bowery

New on the gate at 246 Bowery (near Stanton): "Concept'yall Fart" by Mousel D'ohchamp ... Work by @plannedalism on space curated by the East Village-based Lisa Project. Pic by @catscoffeecreativity!

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Never Fled NYC 2020

As seen on St. Mark's Place. Sticker art by @ad.tumulum ... find his Etsy shop here.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Monday's parting shot

Pro skateboarder Brian Anderson has finished his mural outside 50 Avenue A between Third Street and Fourth Street... this Pride Month work coincides with his first board release (via Clown Skateboards) ... with proceeds going to the LISA Project.

Our previous post has more details. 

Photo today by Stacie Joy!