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New York Street Art … “Snow White” by Invader

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This street art mosaic image of “Snow White” is by the French artist Invader (a.k.a., “Space Invader”) on the wall of a diner in New York City. The artwork is made up of small tiles like all of Invader’s street art pieces, but the use of the animated Disney character Snow White represents a sharp departure in the pop-culture imagery the artist is famous for referencing, namely the iconic graphics of 1980s videogame Space Invader. The “Snow White” artwork pictured above is at the corner of Delancey and Essex streets in New York’s Lower East Side and near the famous “blue” condo building (left) by architect Bernard Tschumi.

In New York … Terry Richardson Street Art Skull Portrait by Bradley Theodore

Artist Bradley Theodore‘s street art of recent months is a series of portraits depicting iconic fashion-world celebrities — such as Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and Diana Vreeland — as colorful, impressionistic skulls. His recent work pictured below is of infamous downtown photographer and Vice magazine alum Terry Richardson on the exterior wall of a pizza joint on Allen Street in New York’s Lower East Side.

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Baby Face Street Art in NYC

This wheat-paste street art (or “wheatie”) of a super cute, larger-than-life baby face by artist “Mactrukk” has been popping up around New York City lately, including at a spot on the famous graffiti-covered former bank building owned and inhabited by photographer Jay Maisel at the corner on Spring Street and the Bowery in the Lower East Side, as pictured below.

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New York Street Art … “Smoke Trees”

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This stenciled  “Smoke Trees” wheat-pasted street art poster in the Lower East Side of New York City has a graphical, lo-fi propaganda feel. The bear iconography and message harkens to Smoky the Bear and public service ad campaigns to create awareness about forest fire prevention. The message here is subversive and explicit, though unclear. The colors are beautiful and and make for a striking visual on the side of the general clutter of the graffiti- and street art-bombed Jay Maisel Building at the corner of Spring Street and the Bowery.

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Cute Japanese Toy Cars at Our NYC HQ

We dug up this small collection of Japanese toy cars manufactured by Tomica. Among these are miniatures of a classic Japanese soba and ramen noodle truck, a Yamazaki bread company delivery truck, a taxi, and an unmarked police car. The models were designed in the 1990s based on real-life car makes such as the ubiquitous Toyota Crown Majesta and Toyota Cedric sedans, which are popular in Japan but virtually unknown in the U.S. The doors open on some of these toy cars, which  we imagine makes these a little more fun to play with if you’re kid. Though designed by a Japanese toymaker in Japan, the toys were actually manufactured in China.

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Artist Creates Awesome Geometric Paintings with Discarded Cigarette Pack Boxes

Santa Cruz, California-based artist Robert Larson creates awesome abstract geometric-patterns on his large canvases using pieces of discarded Malboro cigarette pack boxes he has scavenged as his material. His artwork pictured below was recently exhibited at Volta NYC 2014 in New York City. There’s a good interview on Eyebuzz from a few years a go in which Larson explains how his idea for using cigarette packs as material came to him as he was exploring urban, industrial landscapes and looking for old, distressed metal and wood.

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In NYC … Artist Exhibits Reproduction of Trayvon Martin’s Hoodie

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“Tough Love,” an exhibition of recent work by Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz, is currently on show at the Storefront for Art & Architecture in New York City. The show features some provocative artwork by Errazuriz that riffs on recent and current events. Among the work on show is “Portrait of US,” pictured here, which is a pair of reproductions of Travyon Martin’s bloodied, bullet-punctured hoodie and sweater encased as presented evidence during the trial of George Zimmerman in 2013.

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Mural by Korean Artist Yoon Hyup at Rag & Bone NYC

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Korean artist Yoon Hyup recently had a mural on the wall at the Rag & Bone Jean flagship store in Nolita, in downtown New York City. Rag & Bone has devoted the wall on the Elizabeth Street-side of its shop to showcasing art, with artists putting up new work every two or three weeks. Love it.

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Wild Postings of Fashion Blogger ASVOF

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We stumbled upon these street-artsy wild posting images of Paris-based American fashion blogger and journalist Diane Pernet on Crosby Street in SoHo, in New York City. The posters include the hashtag #asvofnyc, suggesting her recent presence in New York for fashion week or another event perhaps (?). Pernet’s website A Shaded View of Fashion, or ASVOF is among the style world’s most influential blogs.

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Street Art … Skeleton Portrait of Fashion Editor Diana Vreeland by Bradley Theodore

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Recent street art painting by Bradley Theodore depicting legendary Vogue magazine editor Diana Vreeland. The artwork is on Lafayette Street between Prince and Spring streets in SoHo, in downtown New York City. Theodore’s street art images are portraits of iconic figures from the fashion world rendered as colorful, grotesque skeletons. He’s done paintings of Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and Terry Richardson. We love it.

Street Art … “Army of One” + Cat Stencils in NYC

These cats stencils can be found all over New York City, but we see a lot of them in the Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea neighborhoods for some reason. Of greater significance is the “Army of One” graffiti, which is work and moniker of New York-based artist Jef Campion, a.k.a., JC2, who we heard sadly passed away last week. Campion was the artist responsible for some very powerful street art, especially an artwork that remixed that famous Diane Arbus photo of a boy holding a hand grenade. The artist Fumero, who was an occasional collaborator, has written a brief, moving piece about Campion.

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Cool Spaces … The Interior at Room Service NY

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The main dining space at Room Service in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. Room Service is probably the most beautiful, sparkly and glamorous casual-neighborhood-type Thai restaurant in New York City or anywhere.

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Street Art … Fresh Artwork by Diana Garcia and Gabriel Specter at Woodward Gallery Project Space

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This fresh new artwork by artists Diana Garcia and Gabriel Specter at the Woodward Gallery’s Project Space (in front of the Ghost space) on Eldridge Street on New York’s Lower East Side. The work is on view through February 14, 2014. The wall is yet another space dedicated to curated street art, a trend that will keep growing and we love to see.

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Abe Lincoln Stencil Street Art … New York

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Here’s another instance of one of those stencil street art images of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln we’ve been stumbling upon occasionally in New York City over the past year. This one is on a wall along Crosby Street near Howard Street across from the Mondrian Hotel in SoHo.

On the Scene … Snow Day in NYC

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A big snowstorm dubbed “Hercules” hit New York City late Thursday night and Friday, dumping 3 – 5 inches of of fine, powdery snow on the city and bringing with it fierce winds and a deep-freeze temperatures of around 7 Fahrenheit ( -13 Celcius)!. The city glowed beautifully in the blanket of white snow, but we’re freezing here. Pix posted here are of the area around Grand Street Station in the Chinatown neigborhood of the Lower East Side (LES).

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In New York … Street Art on Broome Street

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This recent wheat-paste street art piece in New York’s Lower East Side depicts a man in what appears to be traditional Arab headwear. The artwork has been partially peeled off and destroyed in a short time. The street art — if it’s still there — is on Broome Street, on that block between Bowery and Chrystie Street where there a handful of influential art galleries and the offices of fashion label Band of Outsiders.

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