Monthly Archives: October 2005

JFK Wheat-Paste, Soho NYC 2

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Seeing a lot more wheat-paste activity recently on Postal Service dropboxes in downtown Manhattan. Here’s one for (by ?) “Lint NYC” of a line-drawn rendering of President John F. Kennedy smoking. There was once an era when president’s smoked and it was ok. Of course, that was also an era when presidents could do a lot of things (have extramartical affairs) that nowadays they couldn’t, these these days would be open-season for journalists and considered un-presidential, if not immoral.

Ivan Corsa Photo

JFK Wheat-Paste, Soho NYC 1 [Detail]

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Here’s a close-up of the JFK wheat-paste in Soho.

Seeing a lot more wheat-paste activity recently on Postal Service dropboxes in downtown Manhattan. Here’s one for (by ?) “Lint NYC” of a line-drawn rendering of President John F. Kennedy smoking. There was once an era when president’s smoked and it was ok. Of course, that was also an era when presidents could do a lot of things (have extramartical affairs) that nowadays they couldn’t, these these days would be open-season for journalists and considered un-presidential, if not immoral.

Ivan Corsa Photo

Brawling Boys Wheat-Paster

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Not sure who the artist is behind this faded wheat-paste of two boys “brawling,” but we think the creator is the prolific wheat-paster called Faile. Found this in Soho, NYC. The boys appear to be dressed in private school attire and one of them actually looks like he has stabbbed (or plucked the heart out of) the other, from whom a geyser of blood gushes like in those Japanese historical dramas when a samurai slices into an attacker’s chest. Funny, subversive stuff. Love it.

Ivan Corsa Photo

NYC: “Monsieur A” Face by Andre 3

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A close-up shot of some recent NYC work by Andre.

It’s great to see some fresh work by Andre on the streets of downtown Manhattan. Andre (“Tout Va Bien”) is an influential French graf-writer and street-artist whose iconic character “Monsieur A” can be found throughout Paris and other European cities. Sometimes Monsieur A is painted as thin stick-legged character. Other times, only his face, identifiable by a vaguely round shape with a wide toothy grim or pursed lips and always drawn with an “X” for one of the eyes. This recent example (which has since been painted over by the building’s owners) was on Mulberry Street, a block south of Houston Street in Nolita/Soho.

Ivan Corsa Photo

NYC: “Monsieur A” Face by Andre 2

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Same shot of work by Andre, but from a different angle.

It’s great to see some fresh work by Andre on the streets of downtown Manhattan. Andre (“Tout Va Bien”) is an influential French graf-writer and street-artist whose iconic character “Monsieur A” can be found throughout Paris and other European cities. Sometimes Monsieur A is painted as thin stick-legged character. Other times, only his face, identifiable by a vaguely round shape with a wide toothy grim or pursed lips and always drawn with an “X” for one of the eyes. This recent example (which has since been painted over by the building’s owners) was on Mulberry Street, a block south of Houston Street in Nolita/Soho.

Ivan Corsa Photo

NYC: “Monsieur A” Face by Andre 1

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It’s great to see some fresh work by Andre on the streets of downtown Manhattan. Andre (“Tout Va Bien”) is an influential French graf-writer and street-artist whose iconic character “Monsieur A” can be found throughout Paris and other European cities. Sometimes Monsieur A is painted as thin stick-legged character. Other times, only his face, identifiable by a vaguely round shape with a wide toothy grim or pursed lips and always drawn with an “X” for one of the eyes. This recent example (which has since been painted over by the building’s owners) was on Mulberry Street, a block south of Houston Street in Nolita/Soho.

Ivan Corsa Photo

Facade of Apple Store Soho, NYC 2

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The New York City Apple Store in Soho resides in a former US Post Office building formerly called “Station A” in Soho. It’s located in the heart of downtown Manhattan amid multi-million-dollar real estate in the form of lofts, apartments, retail spaces, creative offices and historic cast-iron architecture. Like those lofts that have been converted from former factory space, the Apple Store is an excellent example of the re-development and re-purposing of existing structure as new, mixed-use space.

Ivan Corsa Photo