Monthly Archives: January 2009

Claudette Colvin

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New York City street art: Passerby on Elizabeth Street looks at the new street art at Eleven in Nolita, Manhattan, NYC. This painting pays tribute to Claudette Colvin, an important figure in the American civil rights movement.

© Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

Claudette Colvin

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New York City street art: Detail from some fresh street art at Eleven vintage clothing shop in Nolita. This work references Claudette Colvin, an important figure in the American civil rights movement of the previous century.

© Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

Claudette Colvin

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New York City street art: The folks at the Eleven vintage clothing shop in Nolita have a wall space devoted to original street art work. The wall is updated with fresh art every two or three months. Presented in this series of posts is fresh street art that went up on the wall in the past week. This work references Claudette Colvin, an important African-Amercian activist in the U.S. civil rights movement of the previous century. Eleven is at the northeast corner of Prince Street and Elizabeth Street. The art is on the wall running along Elizabeth.

© Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

Chinatown Ritual

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New York City street life: Another shot (another angle) of the improvised fire-burning ritual in front of a storefront Chinese Buddhist temple on Broome Street, LES. This image was taken on a cold, snowy day.

© Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

Chinatown Ritual

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New York City street life: Improvised fire-burning ritual in front of a storefront Chinese Buddhist temple on Broome Street, in the Chinatown part of the Lower East Side. Sublime.

© Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

We Made History

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New York City street art: Love seeing this pair of congratulatory, pre-inauguration Barack Obama “We Made History” wheat-paste posters on Orchard Street, between Delancey and Rivington streets in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

© Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

We Made History

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New York City street art: Detail of Barack Obama’s face from “We Made History” wheat-paste poster on Orchard Street in the Lower East Side.

© Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

We Made History

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New York City street art: Detail from pre-inauguration Barack Obama “We Made History” wheat-paste posters on Orchard Street, Lower East Side of Manhattan.

© Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

We Made History

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New York City street art: Pre-inauguration Barack Obama “We Made History” wheat-paste posters on Orchard Street, between Delancey and Rivington streets in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City. Yes we can? Yes we did!

© Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

Speed Racer

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Miami street art: Detail from remnant layer of Japanese “Speed Racer” still image in the Miami Design District.

© Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

Speed Racer

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Miami street art: Remnant layer of original, Japanese “Speed Racer” anime imagery in Design District.

© Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

Speed Racer + Lobster

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Miami street art: Another shot of the lobster-like character sticker and remnant layer of original, Japanese “Speed Racer” anime imagery at center.

© Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

Speed Racer + Lobster

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Miami street art: Layers and layers of pastes and stickies, etc., with a lobster-like character sticker and remnant of original, Japanese “Speed Racer” anime imagery at center. Unintentional mash-up beauty. In the Miami Design District.

© Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images