Monthly Archives: June 2006

BORF Tag on Mulberry Street, NoHo

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“Borf” stikes again. This recent tag near the end of Mulberry Street in NoHo, downtown New York City, seems kind of … well, lazy, too easy and artless. We’ve seen Borf’s stencils elswhere around the city and they rock — Borf is capable of much better than this crass tag. Which makes us wonder if maybe an imposter has been using Borf’s tag and running down his cred.

Ivan Corsa Photo

Gear: Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera
Kicks: Black Converse All-Stars
On the iPod: The Rakes – “Strasbourg”

Detail: Kenmare Street Indigo Face Paste-Up

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Here’s the detail from the indigo face paste-up on Kenmare Street, just south of Nolita, in downtown NYC.
The image of the face is comprised of finely illustrated marginilia-type drawings. At a distance, the detail is lost but the face is clearly defined. Up close, the granular images make for a rich series of visual vignettes.

Ivan Corsa Photo

Gear: Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera
Kicks: Vans Red/White Checkerboard Slip-ons
On the iPod: M.I.A. – “Bucky Done Gun”

Context: Kenmare Street Indigo Face Paste-Up

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Here’s a wide-view context shot of the indigo face poster on Kenmare Street, in downtown New York City.

Ivan Corsa Photo

Gear: Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera
Kicks: Vans Red/White Checkerboard Slip-ons
On the iPod: M.I.A. – “Bucky Done Gun”

Kenmare Street Indigo Face Paste-Up

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We swear we’ve seen a couple of these wheat-paste-ups of an indigo face around downtown Manhattan lately. But when we went out to shoot them, we could only find this one on Kenmare Street, along that strip where Soho, Nolita, Little Italy, Chinatown and the Lower East Side sort of converge in a border zone of lamps shops, seafood restaurants, parking garages, kitchen supplie stores and small warehouses. Anyway, we love this poster.

Ivan Corsa Photo

Gear: Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera
Kicks: Vans Red/White Checkerboard Slip-ons
On the iPod: M.I.A. – “Bucky Done Gun”

Bäst Werewolf Paste-up, NYC

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Here’s a series of images showing fresh paste-up work by one of our favorite hands in the New York street art landscape, the Brooklyn-based artist Bäst. This old-school werewolf movie image is on the Elizabeth Street side of the corner tenement known as 11 Spring (the building faces Spring Street), in Nolita, downtown Manhattan.

Ivan Corsa Photo