We’ve been seeing a resurgence the past couple of weeks of fresh street art work from the artist Dain in SoHo, in downtown New York City. This new series of wheat-pastes are smaller in dimensions than the pieces pasted up in recent years and are slightly more complex collages than the previous work. We can really see Dain’s work evolving and growing, though we like the larger scale of the older series.
These wheat-pasted Alife ad posters on Crosby Street, in SoHo, are trying to be provocative but feel conceptually kind of tired to us, even though we’re seeing them here for the first time. We suppose the ads work on a brand-awareness level, since we’d forgotten the clothing brand and hadn’t seen it anywhere for awhile. Maybe our tastes have changed and where we shop for clothes isn’t where Alife is stocked anymore.