The Brooklyn-based artist Bast has been kind of quiet lately. We haven’t been seeing fresh work from the artist in a while except for these small but complex wheat-pasted street art pieces in NoHo, in downtown Manhattan.
We’re fans of artists A.S.V.P. Here’s so a not-so-recent wheat-paste street art piece titled “Sociability” by the duo in downtown NYC that’s in pretty good condition in spite of the months and weather.
The “cronut” is a culinary mash-up of the croissant and the donut that has become a foodie sensation in New York City in recent months, and, for that matter, around the globe wherever people care to find inspiration from these things or learn about them and create demand. New York street art hot shot du jour Hanksy has taken inspiration from this and created the “crownut,” an extension of the mash-up, by mixing the confection with a crow to create this piece of street art.
One of our favorite local hangouts near Global Graphica HQ in New York City’s Lower East Side is Barzinho, a Brazilian bar and restaurant that has a distinct favela-chic style that feels directly imported from Rio de Janeiro’s many hillside slums. The food here is breat, BTW! Check out these photos of the interior.
This is the real deal: A vintage red, leather Gucci bag circa 1970s or ’80s that our friend (and overall New York style boss) Susanita was showing off for us at the weekend during brunch at Dudley’s in the Lower East Side. Super awesome.
The esplanade along the East River in downtown New York City is not on the tourist map, and it’s less of a destination for most Manhattanites than other, more stylish waterfront hangouts along the West Side. But for those locals in the deepest, farthest, eastern-most reaches of the East Village and Chinatown especially, the long stretch of waterfront paths and parks is an oasis for families, cyclists, BBQers, weekend soccer players and even recreational fisherman. It’s a perfect and incredibly scenic place to learn how to ride a bicycle, complete with training wheels, as the picture above shows. By the way, that’s the Williamsburg Bridge in the distance. It’s 110 years old and one of three bridges connecting downtown Manhattan to Brooklyn.
This recent work by Hanksy (a portmanteau of Banksy x Hanks, as in Tom Hanks) on Orchard Street in New York’s Lower East Side is a mash-up of graphics and illustration featuring a bald eagle with the head of actor Bryan Cranston, the star of the American television series “Breaking Bad.”
We’re fans of Jamaican-styled Miss Lily’s, a roots reggae record shop and Internet radio station that’s also a cafe and “juicebox” — a place that makes fresh smoothies and juices — on Houston Street, on the border of SoHo and Greenwich Village, in downtown Manhattan, NYC. The full name is Miss Lily’s & Melvin’s Juicebox and Record Shop. (Melvin makes the smoothies.) Readers of this blog may recall we’ve posted about Miss Lily’s before and published images of the interior. Here are some pix of the exterior and some of the yummy food.
The “Vandal” street art painting by influential and pioneering (he was an inspiration to Banksy) U.K. stencil artist Nick Walker on Eldridge Street, deep in New York’s Lower East Side-Chinatown interzone, has quickly become a neighborhood landmark. The artwork was put up in the summer of 2012. These fresh images show some recent additions to the work, namely a wheatie by the ubiquitous Cost layered on the front page of the newspaper depicted in Walker’s artwork.
There was a massive, crazy-ass long line at the original Lafayette Street branch of Supreme early Thursday morning in SoHo, in New York City. The line ran around two blocks and is among the longest we’ve seen at the legendary downtown skateboard shop. A line this long can only mean that a shipment of an exclusive new model of sneakers just dropped and/or the new Fall/Winter 2013 collection is rolling out at the store.
Here’s the latest series of images for our ongoing visual culture (“VC”) project “What’s Outside the Window?” The photos were taken from a plane looking south as it flew over New York City on a recent trip. In the images you can see the southern-most tip of downtown Manhattan in the lower center, with Brooklyn on the left and New Jersey on the right.
Here’s some new artwork put up last week by Russell King on Ludlow Street, between Hester and Canal, in New York’s Lower East Side. We really like the scale, format and use of repeating images. This is the best recent work we’ve seen by King this year.
Taxi pulls up. Passenger gets out. Passenger leaves the door open for new passenger who swoops in. The series of photos below show the process as it transpired recently on Ludlow Street in New York City’s Lower East Side on a hot and humid summer evening. Classic.
It’s been a while since we last posted photos of fresh street art by “Haculla.” We just haven’t seen as much new artwork from the downtown New York street art star in recent months, but to be fair we haven’t been spending as much time at the spot next to Swiss bar-restaurant Cafe Select on Lafayette Street in New York City that he’s pretty much “owned” for the past couple of years. So it’s nice to see some new street art and something painted old-school instead of his usual wheat-pasted posters, as seen in the pix below.
We’re intrigued by this new wheat-pasted street art piece that just went up on the Mulbeery Street-side of the famous Puck Building in New York’s SoHo. The artwork is a composite of a black-and-white photo of a sexy, topless bleached-blonde woman cropped and displayed within a two-dimensional shape of a gun. There’s a mash-up of mystery, danger and sexuality implied by the image. – CL
Here’s a small wheat-paste street art piece of the Pillsbury Doughboy, the icon and mascot of the Pillsbury food company. Officially the mascot is named “Poppin’ Fresh” and was invented in the 1960s for a then new TV advertising campaign by the Leo Burneet ad agency. The Doughboy paste-up is at a popular street art spot on Elizabeth Street between Prince and Houston streets in New York City’s Nolita neighborhood.
We’re taking a break from this steamy hot July 4th weather this afternoon to enjoy a coconut banana smoothie and bask in the atmosphere (live radio-DJ’d dub reggae and Carib decor) of Miss Lily’s & Melvin’s Juice Box, a Jamaican-style cafe, juice bar and record shop in SoHo / Greenwich Village in New York City. One of our favorite places in NYC.
A new massive street art mural has just gone up at the Deitch Wall in New York City. We’ve got lots of pix below. We were there Friday when the artists REVOK and POSE were working late into the evening putting some of the final touches to the artwork. More details to come.
Friday evening we stumbled upon the artists REVOK and POSE working on a new street art mural at the Deitch Wall, the commissioned space at the corner of Bowery and Houston streets in downtown New York City. Looking forward to seeing the finished work. More pix to come.
This boldly graphic wheat-paste street art poster by Con Artist Collective just went up on a building hoarding at the corner of Broome and Allen streets, in the art-fashion part of the Lower East Side, in New York. The artwork was inspired by the classic Japanese sci-fi comic “Akira,” and is a mash-up of Japanese manga imagery, as well as a layer of stylized Japanese-like kanji typography.
In Vol. 29 of the photo project series What’s Outside the Window? are these images we took at sunrise this morning of the downtown Manhattan skyline as seen through the window panes of an old-school lofts building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.