Here’s a view of the side of the truck. Background Note Graf is pretty rare on the posh and anodyne Upper East Side of Manhattan, a district that is home to some of the most expensive real estate in the America, if not the world. (That is, it’s pretty rareContinue Reading

Here’s another shot of the truck’s rear sliding door closed. Background Note Graf is pretty rare on the posh and anodyne Upper East Side of Manhattan, a district that is home to some of the most expensive real estate in the America, if not the world. (That is, it’s prettyContinue Reading

Graf is pretty rare on the posh and anodyne Upper East Side of Manhattan, a district that is home to some of the most expensive real estate in the America, if not the world. (That is, it’s pretty rare below East 96th Street and Spanish Harlem. ) But one wayContinue Reading

NYC Winter Wonderland 2 Sledders are out in force on Cedar Hill in Central Park, New York City, after a massive blizzard dropped approximately 28 inches of snow. Background Note A record one-day snowfall in New York City this past weekend turned Central Park into a winter wonderland, replete withContinue Reading

A record one-day snowfall in New York City this past weekend turned Central Park into a winter wonderland, replete with sledders and skiiers. Look in one direction and you could think you were standing in the middle of a remote mountain ski resort. Look in the opposite direction and youContinue Reading

Here’s a close-up of an awesome color paste-up by the artist Bast (or Bäst) in Chinatown, New York City. The subject of this wheat-paste work is John Gotti, the late, convicted NYC crime boss who was dubbed the “Teflon Don” by the media. This black-and-white version of this artwork appearsContinue Reading

Here’s the detail shot of “Shapes.” Not your average East Village-graf, “Shapes” is a stencil-like splatter-work of red paint and sans-serif letters in all-caps. While the artistry and style is neither “wild” nor “hip-hop” by the standard of traditional techniques, this is a highly distinctive and original tag. Even thoughContinue Reading

And here’s the wider, context shot of “Shapes.” Background Note Not your average East Village-graf, “Shapes” is a stencil-like splatter-work of red paint and sans-serif letters in all-caps. While the artistry and style is neither “wild” nor “hip-hop” by the standard of traditional techniques, this is a highly distinctive andContinue Reading

Here’s a detail of a message at the foot of the Bäst werewolf wheat-pasted poster. It reads “la polizia non basta,” which we believe is Italian and translates roughly as “the police are not enough.” (Any readers out there who can confirm this or clarify? Drop us a line.) IvanContinue Reading