Critter Characters

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Like characters out of a children’s book, these illustrations of anthropomorphic animal characters look like they were drawn with a Sharpie pen. They appear without any context other than a graffiti-covered surface. We haven’t seen these critter drawings anywhere else so they may be a one-off attempt at artistic expression or amusement. If you weren’t looking looking carefully enough, you’d probably walk right by these without noticing them–the critters are small and appear on the side of an old, dirty school building on Rivington Street in the Lower East Side.These illustrations are also yet another example of one layer of street art and graffiti “layering” over one another, at once defacing the surface and graf or art underneath and yet annotating the predecessor’s work.

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