Monthly Archives: March 2006

Fresh Work From “Faro Inc.” in SoHo, NYC

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The street artist (or group of artists?) who goes by the moniker “Faro Inc.” has made a name for himself with a body of work that consists of wheat-pastes depicting his signature mummy character in various guises and permutations. Here’s some fresh work on Prince St., between Broadway and Mercer St., in Soho. This mummy has a sort of B-boy-hipster look, with high-top kicks, trucker hat with a rifle sihlouetted on the front, headphones and a mysterious photo-real image on his chest. Detail shots of the street artwork follow.

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“Blockhead” Street Art in the Lower East Side

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In the same Orchard St. tenement stairwell as the “Star 78” graf shown below (or on the next page) is this illustrated character we’ve dubbed “Blockhead.” Very cool. We would love to know who the artist behind this image is.

Banksy on Melbourne’s Disappearing Stencil Art

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There is an interesting article today in U.K. newspaper the Guardian about the changing urban landscape of Melbourne, Australia, as the city tidied itself in preparation of the Commonwealth Games. The clean-up is a result of an initiative to remove graffiti and street art. The report, titled “The writing on the wall,” was penned by the well-known British street artist “Banksy.” According to the story, Melbourne’s effort to paint over its rich tapestry of urban art is enforced by the city’s new official zero-tolerance stance on anything that constitutes graffiti. This includes stencil art for which Australia’s second city has become famous internationally among followers and creators of street art. (Props to Robin for the tip.)