Haculla is among our group of favorite wheat-paste street-art creators working the downtown New York City landscape. Here’s some recent work we found on Broome St. featuring imagery of rock icon Janis Joplin.
The White Box gallery (or “WBX”) on Broome Street in Chinatown part of the Lower East Side often changes the paint on its frontage — usually a murals or the title of an exhibition will be painted on the exterior storefront wall. But here WBX has left the space blank and simply painted black. What gives?
White Box is one our favorites galleries on downtown Manhattan, with consistently rewarding and edgy shows. Check it out next time you’re in New York City.
At Lincoln Road Mall, the popular outdoor pedestrianized street in South Beach, in Miami, art and bold architectural design define the public landscape and provide functionality to boot.
The large cement balls are a barrier to vehicles and demarcate pedestrian space. Stripes painted on the ground draw attention and offer a distinct aesthetic in sharp contrast to the sub-tropical pastels and palms look of SoBe.
A covered walkway is supported by white frames and provides cover for shoppers when the weather turns rainy, which can be often and unpredictable in South Florida.
Life-size wheat-paste street-art poster of a crazed dude slinging two pistols on Allen Street in the Lower East Side, downtown New York City. Great stuff.
Who is the artist, we wonder. We have been informed that the artist is Primo. Whoever he or she is, the same The creator is a behind a similar series of paste-ups that referenced the late Heath Ledger’s Joker from the recent Batman film.
We often walk by Lehmann Maupin, a beautiful art gallery space on Chrystie Street in the Lower East Side. (There’s also a gallery in Chelsea.) Every time we pass the space, we’re struck by its beautiful brand design and frosted-glass signage at the front
From the City Life file here at Global Graphica, here’s a picture of drunk-looking DJ at the WESC (We are the Superlative Conspiracy) clothing brand party at the New York City store. WESC is a Swedish brand that has developed a bit of a cult following here in recent years. The party is at the store on Lafayette Street, in SoHo. It was a fun party, but like many of these events, it sometimes looks a lot more fun seeing it as a passerby than as a participant inside. BTW, we’re not saying the DJ was drunk, but that he looks kind of drunk in this pic. Though note the obligatory hipster-cred can of Pabst Blue Ribbon brand beer (PBR) next to the turntable decks.