The view out the window from the seventh floor Sky Room of the New Museum in New York City. This photo was taken on a recent snowy day and shows the Lower Manhattan skyline in the distance and the rooftops and tenements of the Lower East Side and Nolita in the foreground. The tallest building is the nearly completed 1 World Trade Center building, or “Freedom Tower,” built at the site of the Twin Towers that were destroyed on 9/11.
These fur-covered hand grenades by Hungarian artist Kata Legrady are part of a series of works where ordnance and weapons are covered with the materials of luxury. The grenades were recently on show in New York by the Pekin Fine Arts gallery at the Armory Show. The artist is based in Hannover, Germany.
The four “M” words of espresso brewing written in beautiful neon light on the wall at La Colombe Torrefaction, the cafe and espresso bar on Lafayette Street, near Prince Street, in SoHo, in downtown New York City. The 4 “M’s” are the Italian words miscela, macinazione, macchina, and mano, which with regards to making espresso coffee mean “blend,” “grinding,” “machine,” and “hand” (i.e., human skill) respectively.
The view from a second-floor loft space at the corner of Prince Street and Broadway in SoHo, New York City. The massive loft is is home to one of several floors occupied by a private Equinox fitness club. In this picture, at right, you can see the black storefront flag of the Armani Exchange shop that occupies the ground floor of the cast-iron loft building. Across the street on the right is the building occupied at ground- and basement-level by the Prada store, which was designed noted Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. In the distance is Prince Street as it runs westward.
“You and Me” wheat-paste street art with a mix of typographic styles. This street-art piece in on the Spring Street side of the famous “Jay Maisel building” on the Bowery in the Lower East Side of New York City.
Fresh “Popeye” mural street art by legendary graffiti artist John “Crash” Matos at the Deitch Wall, the commissioned, curated art space at the corner of Bowery and Houston Street in downtown New York City.
Fresh street art on Crosby Street in SoHo of a woman with a 1970s-like blaxploitation style – afro hairstyle, big earrings, necklace, etc. This paste-up is by the artist Lady Millard, whose wheat-pasted artwork and cursive “Lady” tag seem to be popping up everywhere in downtown New York City in recent weeks.
In the latest installment of our photo-series project is a pic of the view out the window of a New York City taxi of the new Whitney Museum, currently under construction in the Meatpacking District and set to open in 2015.
Another one of those Gummy Bear mug shot paste-ups that have been dotting the New York street art landscape in recent months. This one is at a spot where a lot of street art has been popping up lately on Crosby Street, just north of Prince Street, in SoHo.
The view looking out a tenth-floor window at the offices of global advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. The view faces east over the snow-covered tenements and low-rise apartment buildings of Hell’s Kitchen in the foreground and toward the skyscrapers of Times Square and Midtown Manhattan in the distance, seen here on this blustery New York City afternoon.