Monthly Archives: August 2009

Os Gemeos

The Brazilian street-art superstars Os Gemeos, “The Twins,” recently painted this massive mural in Nolita / NoHo / Lower East Side, in downtown New York City. The work occupies the space on a wall at the corner of Houston Street and Bowery where a famous Keith Haring reproduction was painted. The space is sponsored by influential and innovative New York art gallery Deitch Projects. This latest Os Gemeos work is a masterpiece. The duo’s art was featured in the last year’s watershed street art exhibition at the Tate Modern, in London.

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DUMBO Street Art – Dain v Supine?

Beautiful wheat-paste street art in DUMBO, in Brooklyn, by either Dain or Judith Supine (or someone else). This work looks a lot like recent work by Dain we’ve been seeing during the past year elsewhere in New York City, especially in SoHo, but the color (green) and collage-like qualities remind us of work by the prolific artist Supine.

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Smart Anarchy

Pix of a cool tag-painted van parked in Chinatown, in New York City. “Smart” is painted as graffiti on its rear doors. The “A” in smart is written with circle around it, like the symbol for anarchy but as if the circle is really another letterform altogether ( a “G” with an “A” in it). The style of this tag is distinct for graffiti-covered vans and trucks, hundreds if not thousands of which roam the street of NYC, many with unremarkable graff.

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Nolita Abstract

These color-and-shape abstract wheat-paste street-art posters have been popping up all over lower Manhattan again in the past couple of months. We think they’re great. There’s even one on the second-floor-level wall of the apartment building a couple of doors down from Global Graphica HQ in the Lower East Side. The art work pictured here is on a building scaffolding on Elizabeth Street, between Spring and Prince streets, in Nolita / LES.

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Rulet Le Este

“Rulet Le Este” wheatpaste street-art poster of reindeer with gold-adorned antlers, somewhere in downtown New York City. Hmm … hmm.

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