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Warmi Paint Ecuador Toofly on the Upcoming All Women Warmi Paint Arts Festival in Quito

We miss Toofly when she isn’t in NYC, but we love what she’s up to in her native Quito. You can find out about her current project here:

Just what exactly is Warmi Paint?

Warmi Paint is an all-women arts and culture festival that will launch this fall in Quito, Ecuador.

Graffiti Ecuador. jpg Toofly on the Upcoming All Women Warmi Paint Arts Festival in Quito

What is Warmi Paint’s mission?

Its mission is to celebrate and empower Latin American women street artists with a focus on graffiti, street art and murals.

What does the name Warmi mean or represent?

Warmi means “woman” in Quechua. It is the name of the people of the Central Andes of South America. It is also the name of their language. Women of all ages from this part of the world will create a new vision of themselves, nurture their communities and reflect a powerful message.

Ecuador graffiti Women Toofly on the Upcoming All Women Warmi Paint Arts Festival in Quito

What can visitors expect?

Special guests and 20 women artists will paint collaborative murals, host workshops, and present their work to the Ecuadorian community. We will have graffiti films, slideshow presentations, panels, youth workshops, pop-up shops and a concert! People of all ages will benefit from this unique cross-cultural exchange and community-building experience.

Warmi Paint Image Toofly on the Upcoming All Women Warmi Paint Arts Festival in Quito

It sounds wonderful! Good luck with this!

Note: Your support will help artist/curator TOOFLY (NYC) and artist/curator HTM (Ecuador) realize their mission.  Find out how you can help fund the project here.

Photos courtesy of Toofly

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As featured earlier this year in the New York Times, Nic 707’s Instafame Phantom Art movement continues to bring dozens of artists — from Old School writers to contemporary painters — back into NYC subway trains. Here are a few recently-captured images:

The legendary Skeme of Style Wars fame

skeme graffiti subway art Riding the NYC Subway Trains with: Skeme, Gear One, Nic 707, Ivory, Taki 183, Michael Cuomo, Kingbee and Misha Tyutyunik

Gear One

gear one subway art Riding the NYC Subway Trains with: Skeme, Gear One, Nic 707, Ivory, Taki 183, Michael Cuomo, Kingbee and Misha Tyutyunik

Nic 707

Nic 707 instafame phantom art Riding the NYC Subway Trains with: Skeme, Gear One, Nic 707, Ivory, Taki 183, Michael Cuomo, Kingbee and Misha Tyutyunik

Ivory

ivory graffiti  Riding the NYC Subway Trains with: Skeme, Gear One, Nic 707, Ivory, Taki 183, Michael Cuomo, Kingbee and Misha Tyutyunik

The legendary Taki 183

taki 183 subway graffiti Riding the NYC Subway Trains with: Skeme, Gear One, Nic 707, Ivory, Taki 183, Michael Cuomo, Kingbee and Misha Tyutyunik

Michael Cuomo

michael Cuomo abstract subway art Riding the NYC Subway Trains with: Skeme, Gear One, Nic 707, Ivory, Taki 183, Michael Cuomo, Kingbee and Misha Tyutyunik

Kingbee — with fragment of Michael Cuomo on left

kingbee subway art nyc Riding the NYC Subway Trains with: Skeme, Gear One, Nic 707, Ivory, Taki 183, Michael Cuomo, Kingbee and Misha Tyutyunik

Misha Tyutyunik

M Dot subway art Riding the NYC Subway Trains with: Skeme, Gear One, Nic 707, Ivory, Taki 183, Michael Cuomo, Kingbee and Misha Tyutyunik

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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This is the eighth in a series of occasional posts featuring images of children that have surfaced on NYC public spaces:

Nick Walker in the South Bronx

Nick walker street art bronx Kids on Walls — Part VIII: Nick Walker, Izolag, Chain, Lorenzo Masnah, Miss 163, Adnate, Icy & Sot and Shiro

Izolag in Hunts Point

izolag street art south bronx nyc Kids on Walls — Part VIII: Nick Walker, Izolag, Chain, Lorenzo Masnah, Miss 163, Adnate, Icy & Sot and Shiro

Chain for JMZ Walls in Bushwick

s chain street art nyc Kids on Walls — Part VIII: Nick Walker, Izolag, Chain, Lorenzo Masnah, Miss 163, Adnate, Icy & Sot and Shiro

Lorenzo Masnah on the Lower East Side

lorenzo Kids on Walls — Part VIII: Nick Walker, Izolag, Chain, Lorenzo Masnah, Miss 163, Adnate, Icy & Sot and Shiro

Miss 163 in Hunts Point

miss 163 street art hunts point nyc Kids on Walls — Part VIII: Nick Walker, Izolag, Chain, Lorenzo Masnah, Miss 163, Adnate, Icy & Sot and Shiro

Australian artist Adnate at the Bushwick Collective, close-up

adnate street art bushwick collective nyc Kids on Walls — Part VIII: Nick Walker, Izolag, Chain, Lorenzo Masnah, Miss 163, Adnate, Icy & Sot and Shiro

Icy and Sot on the Lower East Side, close-up

icy sot street art nyc Kids on Walls — Part VIII: Nick Walker, Izolag, Chain, Lorenzo Masnah, Miss 163, Adnate, Icy & Sot and Shiro

Shiro in Bushwick

shiro street art nyc Kids on Walls — Part VIII: Nick Walker, Izolag, Chain, Lorenzo Masnah, Miss 163, Adnate, Icy & Sot and Shiro

Note: Entre La Guardia y El Dorado, featuring works by Lorenzo Masnah (featured above) and Alex Seel, will open this evening at 6pm at XY Atelier Gallery, 81 Hester Street on the corner of Orchard. It will remain on view until August 30.

Photo credits: 1 Tara Murray; 2, 3, 5, 6 & 8 Lois Stavsky; 4 courtesy of the artist 7 Dani Reyes Mozeson

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buff monster close up street art nyc The LoMan Art Festival in Downtown Manhattan with: Buff Monster, Beau Stanton, Ludo, Dain & Stikki Peaches, J Corp, Ron English, B.D. White & JPO, Leon Reid and more

Earlier this month, the LoMan Art Festival brought not only live art by a wonderfully diverse range of artists to Downtown Manhattan, but also a series of workshops, performances and events. And even though the festival has officially ended, mammoth murals continue to surface on our streets. Here are a few scenes from it all:

Another close-up from Buff Monster‘s huge mural

buff monster mural fragment les lisa project nyc The LoMan Art Festival in Downtown Manhattan with: Buff Monster, Beau Stanton, Ludo, Dain & Stikki Peaches, J Corp, Ron English, B.D. White & JPO, Leon Reid and more

Beau Stanton at work on mammoth mural on East Third Street

Beau stanton street art nyc The LoMan Art Festival in Downtown Manhattan with: Buff Monster, Beau Stanton, Ludo, Dain & Stikki Peaches, J Corp, Ron English, B.D. White & JPO, Leon Reid and more

 French artist Ludo in the East Village

Ludo street art LISA Project NYC The LoMan Art Festival in Downtown Manhattan with: Buff Monster, Beau Stanton, Ludo, Dain & Stikki Peaches, J Corp, Ron English, B.D. White & JPO, Leon Reid and more

Dain and Montreal-based artist Stikki Peaches

dain and stikki peaches street art nyc The LoMan Art Festival in Downtown Manhattan with: Buff Monster, Beau Stanton, Ludo, Dain & Stikki Peaches, J Corp, Ron English, B.D. White & JPO, Leon Reid and more

JCorp at the Social Sticker Club‘s installation inside the Mulberry Street lot during the festival

J Corp sticker social club loman arts fest The LoMan Art Festival in Downtown Manhattan with: Buff Monster, Beau Stanton, Ludo, Dain & Stikki Peaches, J Corp, Ron English, B.D. White & JPO, Leon Reid and more

Ron English with assistance from Solus standing to his right

Ron English street art LoMan Arts Festival NYC The LoMan Art Festival in Downtown Manhattan with: Buff Monster, Beau Stanton, Ludo, Dain & Stikki Peaches, J Corp, Ron English, B.D. White & JPO, Leon Reid and more

JPO and B.D. White, one of many collaborations spotted along Mulberry Street

JPO BD White street art NYC The LoMan Art Festival in Downtown Manhattan with: Buff Monster, Beau Stanton, Ludo, Dain & Stikki Peaches, J Corp, Ron English, B.D. White & JPO, Leon Reid and more

Leon Reid,  alongside murals by Team Crash — John Matos, Ananda Nahu and Izolag — and Team BIO — Bio, Nicer and Binho — for the Secret Walls Illustration Battle

Art Battles Leon Reid street art nyc The LoMan Art Festival in Downtown Manhattan with: Buff Monster, Beau Stanton, Ludo, Dain & Stikki Peaches, J Corp, Ron English, B.D. White & JPO, Leon Reid and more

Keep posted to the StreetArtNYC Facebook page for more images of the works that have surfaced and continue to do so in Downtown Manhattan through the efforts of the LISA Project

Photo credits: 1, 3, 5, 6 & 9 Dani Reyes Mozeson; 2 & 4 Tara Murray; 7 Rey Rosa Photography / The LoMan Art Festival and 8 Lois Stavsky

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Werc rubin415 Billy Mode street art Baltimore section1 Project Section I Project in Baltimore with: Werc, Rubin, Billy Mode, Nether, Adam Estes, Adam Stab, La Anarchy, Kike Castillo & Jesse Kuzniarsk

While in Baltimore earlier this month, I stumbled upon an intriguing medley of murals just a few steps from Station North. I soon discovered that they were sponsored by Section 1, an ambitious urban art project aimed at transforming an adjacent abandoned 3.5-acre site into a huge urban art park with over 70,000 square feet of paintable surfaces. Here are a few more murals I sighted that day, some of which are certain to have been repainted in this open-air revolving canvas.

Baltimore native Nether

Nether section1 project street art Baltimore Section I Project in Baltimore with: Werc, Rubin, Billy Mode, Nether, Adam Estes, Adam Stab, La Anarchy, Kike Castillo & Jesse Kuzniarsk

New Orleans native Adam Estes

Adam Estes section 1 Project Baltimore street art Section I Project in Baltimore with: Werc, Rubin, Billy Mode, Nether, Adam Estes, Adam Stab, La Anarchy, Kike Castillo & Jesse Kuzniarsk

Baltimore-based Adam Stab

adam stab section 1 project graffiti Baltimore Section I Project in Baltimore with: Werc, Rubin, Billy Mode, Nether, Adam Estes, Adam Stab, La Anarchy, Kike Castillo & Jesse Kuzniarsk

La Anarchy

LA Anarchy Section 1 Project Public Art Baltimore Section I Project in Baltimore with: Werc, Rubin, Billy Mode, Nether, Adam Estes, Adam Stab, La Anarchy, Kike Castillo & Jesse Kuzniarsk

Baltimore-based Colombian tattoo artists Kike Castillo and Jesse Kuzniarsk

Kike Castillo and Jesse Kuzniarski Section 1 project Baltimore street art  Section I Project in Baltimore with: Werc, Rubin, Billy Mode, Nether, Adam Estes, Adam Stab, La Anarchy, Kike Castillo & Jesse Kuzniarsk

 Note: The first image pictured is a collaborative mural by Werc, Rubin and Billy Mode

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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bk foxx art all city street art expo Three Day All City Art Expo Brings Outdoor Art Inside with: BK Foxx, Dain, See One, Rob Plater, Zimad, Taki183, Art is Trash, Rocko and more

Opening tomorrow at 23 Meadow Street in East Williamsburg, the three-day All City Art Expo 2015 is an exuberant celebration of NYC’s outdoor art culture. We stopped by yesterday and had the opportunity to speak to Evan Tobias of Cluster Wall who, along with Kevin Michael, curated the exhibit.

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This is quite an eclectic collection of art here! What is the concept behind the All City Art Expo?

It is a celebration of all outdoor art. We wanted to showcase a range of artwork — by sticker artists, graffiti writers, street artists and muralists — all in one setting.

see one all city art expo nyc Three Day All City Art Expo Brings Outdoor Art Inside with: BK Foxx, Dain, See One, Rob Plater, Zimad, Taki183, Art is Trash, Rocko and more

And it looks great! How did you find such an ideal setting?

We began looking at spaces awhile back. And Mona Liza Furniture — a huge arena with ample outdoor space —  offered to host us.

rob plater all city art expo Three Day All City Art Expo Brings Outdoor Art Inside with: BK Foxx, Dain, See One, Rob Plater, Zimad, Taki183, Art is Trash, Rocko and more

It couldn’t be more perfect! When did you begin working on this All City Art Expo?

I met Kevin Michael many months ago. We began working together on this project back in the winter.

zimad graffiti character all city art expo Three Day All City Art Expo Brings Outdoor Art Inside with: BK Foxx, Dain, See One, Rob Plater, Zimad, Taki183, Art is Trash, Rocko and more

There are so many artists here representing so many different styles, concepts and genres. How did you choose which ones to include?

When Kevin and I came up with this concept, we wrote up a wish list that included a range of artists from Old School graff guys to ones whose works have surfaced recently on our streets.

taki 183 nic 707 all city art expo Three Day All City Art Expo Brings Outdoor Art Inside with: BK Foxx, Dain, See One, Rob Plater, Zimad, Taki183, Art is Trash, Rocko and more

What was your greatest challenge in organizing this event?

Handling the logistics behind working with over 100 artists!

art is trash all city art expo Three Day All City Art Expo Brings Outdoor Art Inside with: BK Foxx, Dain, See One, Rob Plater, Zimad, Taki183, Art is Trash, Rocko and more

What can visitors expect — besides a chance to see and purchase such an extensive selection of artworks?

The Sticker Social Club will join us and visitors will have a chance to “slap and share.”  There will be a Black Book Jam on Sunday with many Old School writers in attendance. On both Saturday and Sunday a Groundswell artist will lead mural workshops. And there will be music all weekend by DJ Pumpkin, food by Arrogant Swine, along with drinks, vendors and raffles.

rocko Three Day All City Art Expo Brings Outdoor Art Inside with: BK Foxx, Dain, See One, Rob Plater, Zimad, Taki183, Art is Trash, Rocko and more

Can you tell us something about your relationship with Groundswell?

We have asked each artist to donate a canvas — an All City Compact Canvas – that will be sold for $150.00. Proceeds will be donated to Groundswell to support the wonderfully transformative projects the organization brings to our communities in its work with youth.

IMG 7853 Three Day All City Art Expo Brings Outdoor Art Inside with: BK Foxx, Dain, See One, Rob Plater, Zimad, Taki183, Art is Trash, Rocko and more

Good luck!  It’s all so impressive, and it looks like it will be so much fun!

Images: 1. BK Foxx 2. Dain 3. See One 4. Rob Plater 5. Zimad 6. Taki 183 and Nic 707 7. Art is Trash 8. Rocko

Interview by Lois Stavsky

Photo credits: 1, 3 5-8 Lois Stavsky; 2 & 4 Dani Reyes Mozeson

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This past Saturday, David Gonzalez, award-winning journalist, photographer and co-editor of the New York Times photoblog, Lens, led a group of Instagramers on a walk through Hunts Point, introducing us to works by some of its legendary graffiti artists and muralists. Here are a few images StreetArtNYC captured on Instagram:

Tats Cru with How and Nosm, close-up

tats cru graffiti street art NYTBronxWalk NYC David Gonzalez Guides a <em>New York Times</em> Photo Walk in Hunts Point: Tats Cru, How & Nosm, Ces, Daze, Crash and more

Nicer, Tats Cru with Instagramer Sarah Sansom aka catscoffeecreativity seated

nicer graffiti street art NYT Bronx Walk NYC David Gonzalez Guides a <em>New York Times</em> Photo Walk in Hunts Point: Tats Cru, How & Nosm, Ces, Daze, Crash and more

Ces

ces street art nytBronxWalk NYC David Gonzalez Guides a <em>New York Times</em> Photo Walk in Hunts Point: Tats Cru, How & Nosm, Ces, Daze, Crash and more

Daze

Daze graffiti NYTBronxWalk NYC David Gonzalez Guides a <em>New York Times</em> Photo Walk in Hunts Point: Tats Cru, How & Nosm, Ces, Daze, Crash and more

Crash, who also shared some Hunts Point history with us, in front of his mural

Crash graffiti NYTBronxWalk NYC David Gonzalez Guides a <em>New York Times</em> Photo Walk in Hunts Point: Tats Cru, How & Nosm, Ces, Daze, Crash and more

David Gonzalez leads the way to the Point, Tats Cru‘s headquarters

David Gonzalez the Point graffiti NYTBronxWalk NYC David Gonzalez Guides a <em>New York Times</em> Photo Walk in Hunts Point: Tats Cru, How & Nosm, Ces, Daze, Crash and more

Artist-at-work at the Point

graffiti The Point NYTBronxWalk NYC David Gonzalez Guides a <em>New York Times</em> Photo Walk in Hunts Point: Tats Cru, How & Nosm, Ces, Daze, Crash and more

David Gonzalez (left), Whitney Richardson (center), James Estrin (right) and Kerri MacDonald (top) of The New York Times at the Point

David Gonzalez Whitney Richardson James Estrin Kerri MacDonald NYTBronxWalk NYC David Gonzalez Guides a <em>New York Times</em> Photo Walk in Hunts Point: Tats Cru, How & Nosm, Ces, Daze, Crash and more

Renowned photojournalist Martha Cooper, also on the walk, shared with us some photos she had taken of the trains in key spots over 30 years ago, and she captured us all here.

Note: You can check out the Instagram hashtag #NYTBronxWalk for more images from Saturday’s tour.

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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Chilean German artist PAU street art Asbury Park New Jersey In Asbury Park, NJ with Pau, Cope2, Joe Iurato, Indie 184, Pork Chop, Logan Hicks, Hacula and more

Artworks in a range of styles by local, regional and international artists continue to surface along Asbury Park’s waterfront. Here are a few more:

Cope2 and Joe Iurato

cope joe iurato street art asbury park In Asbury Park, NJ with Pau, Cope2, Joe Iurato, Indie 184, Pork Chop, Logan Hicks, Hacula and more

Indie 184

Indie graffiti street art asbury Park New Jersey In Asbury Park, NJ with Pau, Cope2, Joe Iurato, Indie 184, Pork Chop, Logan Hicks, Hacula and more

Mike La Vallee aka Pork Chop

Porkchop street art Asbury Park New Jersey In Asbury Park, NJ with Pau, Cope2, Joe Iurato, Indie 184, Pork Chop, Logan Hicks, Hacula and more

Logan Hicks

Logan Hicks street art Asbury Park In Asbury Park, NJ with Pau, Cope2, Joe Iurato, Indie 184, Pork Chop, Logan Hicks, Hacula and more

B Ready

ready asbury park street art new jersey  In Asbury Park, NJ with Pau, Cope2, Joe Iurato, Indie 184, Pork Chop, Logan Hicks, Hacula and more

Harif Guzman aka Hacula

Harif Guzman street art asbury park new jersey In Asbury Park, NJ with Pau, Cope2, Joe Iurato, Indie 184, Pork Chop, Logan Hicks, Hacula and more

Note: The first image is by Chilean-German artist Pau

Special thanks to Billy Schon of FreshPaintNYC for sharing these images with us.

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Jerkface art truck nyc NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans – from the Whimsical to the Wild, Part XIII: Jerkface, Wane, Col Wallnuts, Bishop203, CashRFC and Li Hill

This is the thirteenth in a series of occasional posts featuring the diverse range of trucks and vans that strike our streets.

Jerkface, another view

jerkface truck art nyc NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans – from the Whimsical to the Wild, Part XIII: Jerkface, Wane, Col Wallnuts, Bishop203, CashRFC and Li Hill

Wane

Wane graffiti truck Bronx NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans – from the Whimsical to the Wild, Part XIII: Jerkface, Wane, Col Wallnuts, Bishop203, CashRFC and Li Hill

Col Wallnuts

Col graffiti truck NYC NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans – from the Whimsical to the Wild, Part XIII: Jerkface, Wane, Col Wallnuts, Bishop203, CashRFC and Li Hill

Bishop 203

bishop truck graffiti nyc NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans – from the Whimsical to the Wild, Part XIII: Jerkface, Wane, Col Wallnuts, Bishop203, CashRFC and Li Hill

CashRFC

cashrfc graffiti truck copy NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans – from the Whimsical to the Wild, Part XIII: Jerkface, Wane, Col Wallnuts, Bishop203, CashRFC and Li Hill

Li-Hill

lihill art truck nyc NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans – from the Whimsical to the Wild, Part XIII: Jerkface, Wane, Col Wallnuts, Bishop203, CashRFC and Li Hill

 Photos: 1, 2, 6 & 7 Dani Reyes Mozeson; Fred Miteff aka Nic707 and 4 & 5 Lois Stavsky

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eder muniz and meal street art graffiti ithaca Street Art and Graffiti in Ithaca, New York: Eder Muniz, Meal, Alice Pasquini, Desi Mundo, Roti, Bates and more

On our recent stopover in Ithaca, New York, we were delighted to discover the rich and varied street art and graffiti — by local, national and international artists — that have found a home there.  Here is a small sampling:

Italian artist Alice Pasquini, close-up

alice pasquini close up street art Ithaca NY Street Art and Graffiti in Ithaca, New York: Eder Muniz, Meal, Alice Pasquini, Desi Mundo, Roti, Bates and more

Brazilian artist Eder Muniz

eder muniz street art character ithaca NY Street Art and Graffiti in Ithaca, New York: Eder Muniz, Meal, Alice Pasquini, Desi Mundo, Roti, Bates and more

Peruvian artist/activist Paloma Abregu Arroyo and Ithaca-based Caleb R Thomas, close-up

Paloma Abregu Arroyo and Caleb R Thomas street art Ithaca Street Art and Graffiti in Ithaca, New York: Eder Muniz, Meal, Alice Pasquini, Desi Mundo, Roti, Bates and more

Oakland-based artist Desi Mundo

desi street art ithaca ny Street Art and Graffiti in Ithaca, New York: Eder Muniz, Meal, Alice Pasquini, Desi Mundo, Roti, Bates and more

French artist Roti

roti street art ithaca new york Street Art and Graffiti in Ithaca, New York: Eder Muniz, Meal, Alice Pasquini, Desi Mundo, Roti, Bates and more

The legendary Copenhagen-based graffiti writer Bates

bates graffiti ithaca new york1 Street Art and Graffiti in Ithaca, New York: Eder Muniz, Meal, Alice Pasquini, Desi Mundo, Roti, Bates and more

Ithaca-based Meal

meal graffiti street art ithaca new york Street Art and Graffiti in Ithaca, New York: Eder Muniz, Meal, Alice Pasquini, Desi Mundo, Roti, Bates and more

 First image is a collaboration between Eder Muniz and Meal 

Special thanks to Meal for introducing us to Ithaca’s rich public art and to Fresh Paint NYC for connecting us.

Photos: 1, 2, 5, 6 & 8 Lois Stavsky; 3, 4 & 7

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