Graffiti

nic707 space man edited 1 Riding the D Train with Nic 707, Part One, Styx and Gear One

After a brief hiatus, I was again riding the subway trains with Nic 707 as he continues to bring Old School writers, along with new artists, back to where it all began. Here are a few more images captured yesterday from another chapter in the Instafame Phantom Art movement:

Nic 707, Surround Yourself with Love

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Nic 707, Fill Your Heart and Mind with Love

nic 707 love subway nyc Riding the D Train with Nic 707, Part One, Styx and Gear One

 Part One

Part one graffiti nyc subway Riding the D Train with Nic 707, Part One, Styx and Gear One

Styx

styx acid writers graffiti Riding the D Train with Nic 707, Part One, Styx and Gear One

Gear One

gear one d train nyc Riding the D Train with Nic 707, Part One, Styx and Gear One

Gear One does Che Guevara

gear one che art on train Riding the D Train with Nic 707, Part One, Styx and Gear One

First image is: Nic 707, Love Is Not Alien Technology

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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Patrick Verel Graffiti Murals Patrick Verel on <em>Graffiti Murals: Exploring the Impacts of Street Art</em>

In his highly acclaimed book Graffiti Murals: Exploring the Impacts of Street Art, free-lance writer and photographer Patrick Verel presents six case studies, along with dozens of photographs, exploring the role of sanctioned graffiti murals and street art in the urban environment. I recently met up with him and had the opportunity to ask him a few questions:

What spurred your interest in this topic?

I was always into graffiti.  I have a short attention span, and I love being surprised! Cities stimulate me and graffiti is part of that stimulation.

How did this initial interest evolve into a book?

I never thought I’d actually write a book. It developed from the thesis that I wrote when I was enrolled in Fordam University’s Urban Studies Master’s Program.

Wallnuts Crew graffiti mural Gowanus Patrick Verel graffiti murals NYC Patrick Verel on <em>Graffiti Murals: Exploring the Impacts of Street Art</em>

You focus on six cases from the South Bronx to Trenton, New Jersey. How did you connect to all of the folks whom you interviewed?

I sent out lots of emails after poking around the Internet.  And I made some of the connections via my Flickr contacts — like the photographer Luna Park, who hooked me up with Robots Will Kill.

What were some of the obstacles you encountered while doing your research?

Getting people to talk to me and synthesizing all of the information.

Patrick Verel 5Pointz graffiti NYC Patrick Verel on <em>Graffiti Murals: Exploring the Impacts of Street Art</em>

You seem to have accomplished that quite well! What — would you say – was the mission of your book?

To change the way so many people think about graffiti. To introduce them to the positive benefits of graffiti murals in enhancing the urban environment.

Are there any particular factors that assure the success of these interventions?

So much depends upon the owner of the space and his relationship with the artists. That owner must be able to trust the artists to do what they want.  And a successful collaboration demands money, effort and time.

Robots Will Kill Peeta Never ECB graffiti mural art Patrick Verel NYC Patrick Verel on <em>Graffiti Murals: Exploring the Impacts of Street Art</em>

Were there any unexpected outcomes following the publication of the book?

Yes! I received a positive response from City Government, and I connected to Natalie Raben of the Lower East Side BID and the 100 GATES Program.

Have you noticed any changes in the graffiti/street art since you wrote your book?

There seem to be more projects, like the Bushwick Collective and the Welling Court Mural Project, that give artists legal opportunities to paint outdoors.

TerraCycle patrick verel graffiti murals NJ Patrick Verel on <em>Graffiti Murals: Exploring the Impacts of Street Art</em>

Published by Schiffer Publishing, Graffiti Murals: Exploring the Impacts of Street Art, is available online and in most bookstores.

Interview by Lois Stavsky

Photos of murals by Patrick Verel

1. Book cover, Lank completes mural he painted with Delve, Luv1 and Casso in Jersey City

2. Wallnuts mural in Gowanus with Dos, Chester, Muse, Been3 and Werc

3. 5Pointz in LIC with Meres, Zimad and more

4. Robots Will Kill in Bushwick with Chris, Veng, Peeta, Never & ECB

5. Taste, Mek, Evak, Sno Reo & Zoe at TerraCycle in Trenton, NJ

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torch paints graffiti Newark NJ New in Newark, New Jersey: Torch, Mesk, Era, Goomba, Goal, Ajae, Grope, 4Sakn, Emo, Tiper and Mad Hatter Graffiti

The walls of two factory buildings on Abington Avenue in Newark, New Jersey have recently been transformed into an exhilarating, open-air graffiti gallery showcasing a range of styles. Here are a few more images I captured while visiting yesterday:

Mesk 

Mesk graffiti aerosol art newark new jersey New in Newark, New Jersey: Torch, Mesk, Era, Goomba, Goal, Ajae, Grope, 4Sakn, Emo, Tiper and Mad Hatter Graffiti

Era

ERA graffiti Newark NJ New in Newark, New Jersey: Torch, Mesk, Era, Goomba, Goal, Ajae, Grope, 4Sakn, Emo, Tiper and Mad Hatter Graffiti

Goomba and Goal

goomba and goal graffiti newark nj New in Newark, New Jersey: Torch, Mesk, Era, Goomba, Goal, Ajae, Grope, 4Sakn, Emo, Tiper and Mad Hatter Graffiti

Ajae at work

ajae paints graffiti newark NJ New in Newark, New Jersey: Torch, Mesk, Era, Goomba, Goal, Ajae, Grope, 4Sakn, Emo, Tiper and Mad Hatter Graffiti

Grope DNA

Grope DNA graffiti newark new jersey New in Newark, New Jersey: Torch, Mesk, Era, Goomba, Goal, Ajae, Grope, 4Sakn, Emo, Tiper and Mad Hatter Graffiti

4Sakn

4saken graffiti newark nj.png New in Newark, New Jersey: Torch, Mesk, Era, Goomba, Goal, Ajae, Grope, 4Sakn, Emo, Tiper and Mad Hatter Graffiti

Emo

emo emo1mhs graffiti Newark NJ New in Newark, New Jersey: Torch, Mesk, Era, Goomba, Goal, Ajae, Grope, 4Sakn, Emo, Tiper and Mad Hatter Graffiti

Tiper

Tiper graffiti newark NJ New in Newark, New Jersey: Torch, Mesk, Era, Goomba, Goal, Ajae, Grope, 4Sakn, Emo, Tiper and Mad Hatter Graffiti

Mad Hatter

mad hatter graffiti newark new jersey New in Newark, New Jersey: Torch, Mesk, Era, Goomba, Goal, Ajae, Grope, 4Sakn, Emo, Tiper and Mad Hatter Graffiti

Note: First image is by Torch

Special thanks to Rachel and Chris for introducing me to Newark’s thriving graffiti scene and to Torch for his passion and knowledge, who — along with Ram – made this particular Abington Avenue spot possible.

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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What follows are a few more images representative of the wonderfully diverse range of murals gracing Wynwood Walls:

Chinese-born DALeast

Daleast street art wynwood walls At Wynwood Walls, Part II: DALeast, Cryptik, Faith47, Gaia, Crash and Ernest Zacharevic

West Coast-based Cryptik

cryptik close up street art wynwood walls At Wynwood Walls, Part II: DALeast, Cryptik, Faith47, Gaia, Crash and Ernest Zacharevic

South African artist Faith47

faith47 street art wynwood walls1 At Wynwood Walls, Part II: DALeast, Cryptik, Faith47, Gaia, Crash and Ernest Zacharevic

Baltimore-based Gaia

Gaia street art at Wynwood Walls1 At Wynwood Walls, Part II: DALeast, Cryptik, Faith47, Gaia, Crash and Ernest Zacharevic

Bronx-based John Matos aka Crash

crash street art wynwood walls At Wynwood Walls, Part II: DALeast, Cryptik, Faith47, Gaia, Crash and Ernest Zacharevic

Lithuanian born Ernest Zacharevic

ernest zacharevic street art wynwood walls At Wynwood Walls, Part II: DALeast, Cryptik, Faith47, Gaia, Crash and Ernest Zacharevic

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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pichiavo street art mural wynwood walls At Wynwood Walls with PichiAvo, Inti, Alexis Diaz, el Seed, Case Maclaim and Logan Hicks

Since its inception in 2009, Wynwood Walls has served as a rotating canvas for a stunning array of street art and graffiti murals painted by outstanding artists from across the globe. Here is a sampling of what I captured last week:

Another segment from huge mural painted by Valencia, Spain natives Pichi & Avo

Pichiavo street art mural wynwood wallsJPG At Wynwood Walls with PichiAvo, Inti, Alexis Diaz, el Seed, Case Maclaim and Logan Hicks

Chilean artist Inti

Inti street art mural Wynwood walls At Wynwood Walls with PichiAvo, Inti, Alexis Diaz, el Seed, Case Maclaim and Logan Hicks

Puerto Rico-based Alexis Diaz

alexis diaz close up street art mural wynwood walls At Wynwood Walls with PichiAvo, Inti, Alexis Diaz, el Seed, Case Maclaim and Logan Hicks

French-Tunisian artist El Seed

el seed street art wynwood walls At Wynwood Walls with PichiAvo, Inti, Alexis Diaz, el Seed, Case Maclaim and Logan Hicks

German artist Case Maclaim, close-up

case maclaim street art wynwood walls At Wynwood Walls with PichiAvo, Inti, Alexis Diaz, el Seed, Case Maclaim and Logan Hicks

NYC-based Logan Hicks, close-up

Logan Hicks close up street art Wynwood walls At Wynwood Walls with PichiAvo, Inti, Alexis Diaz, el Seed, Case Maclaim and Logan Hicks

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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Rimx street art wynwood miami The Bushwick Collective x Mana Urban Arts Project at Wynwoods RC Cola Factory with Rimx, Jimmy C, Shok1, Giz, Lady Aiko, Mr. June, Hoxxoh and Christina Angelina

In collaboration with the Mana Urban Arts Project, the Bushwick Collective transformed Wynwood’s former RC Cola Factory into a Mecca of first-rate street art and graffiti. During Miami Art Week, celebrated artists from across the globe painted alongside local Miami and NYC-based artists. Here are a few more images from among the dozens of murals I saw last week while visiting Wynwood:

London-based James Cochran aka Jimmy C

Jimmy C street art wynwood miami The Bushwick Collective x Mana Urban Arts Project at Wynwoods RC Cola Factory with Rimx, Jimmy C, Shok1, Giz, Lady Aiko, Mr. June, Hoxxoh and Christina Angelina

London-based Shok1

Shok1 street art wynwood miami The Bushwick Collective x Mana Urban Arts Project at Wynwoods RC Cola Factory with Rimx, Jimmy C, Shok1, Giz, Lady Aiko, Mr. June, Hoxxoh and Christina Angelina

NYC-based Giz RIS

giz graffiti wynwood miami The Bushwick Collective x Mana Urban Arts Project at Wynwoods RC Cola Factory with Rimx, Jimmy C, Shok1, Giz, Lady Aiko, Mr. June, Hoxxoh and Christina Angelina

NYC-based Lady Aiko

aiko wynwood street art miami The Bushwick Collective x Mana Urban Arts Project at Wynwoods RC Cola Factory with Rimx, Jimmy C, Shok1, Giz, Lady Aiko, Mr. June, Hoxxoh and Christina Angelina

Dutch artist David Louf aka Mr June

Mr June street art wynwood The Bushwick Collective x Mana Urban Arts Project at Wynwoods RC Cola Factory with Rimx, Jimmy C, Shok1, Giz, Lady Aiko, Mr. June, Hoxxoh and Christina Angelina

Miami-based Hoxxoh

hoxxoh street art wynwood miami The Bushwick Collective x Mana Urban Arts Project at Wynwoods RC Cola Factory with Rimx, Jimmy C, Shok1, Giz, Lady Aiko, Mr. June, Hoxxoh and Christina Angelina

West Coast-based Christina Angelina

christina angelina wynwood street art miami The Bushwick Collective x Mana Urban Arts Project at Wynwoods RC Cola Factory with Rimx, Jimmy C, Shok1, Giz, Lady Aiko, Mr. June, Hoxxoh and Christina Angelina

First image is a close-up from a huge mural by David Sepulveda aka Rimx

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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see tf meres street art graffiti nyc At First Street Green Art Park in the East Village: Topaz, Meres, See TF, Python, Demer and Jerms

Meres, Jerms, Topaz, See TF, Python and Demer made their way — several weeks back — to First Street Green, where they painted an ode to the historic East Village/Lower East Side neighborhood. Here are a few more images:

Python aka Kenji

python graffiti nyc At First Street Green Art Park in the East Village: Topaz, Meres, See TF, Python, Demer and Jerms

Meres One

meres one graffiti nyc At First Street Green Art Park in the East Village: Topaz, Meres, See TF, Python, Demer and Jerms

Python, DemerMeres One

python demer Meres graffiti street art nyc At First Street Green Art Park in the East Village: Topaz, Meres, See TF, Python, Demer and Jerms

Jerms

Jerms graffiti NYC At First Street Green Art Park in the East Village: Topaz, Meres, See TF, Python, Demer and Jerms

The huge mural was painted in collaboration with the Centrefuge Public Art Project and First Street Green. The art park is located at 33 East First Street on the site of — what was once — a derelict building.

Note: First image features TopazMeres One and See TF

Photos: 1 & 2 Tara Murray; 3 Dani Reyes Mozeson and 4 & 5 Lois Stavsky

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Produced by Sade TCM for Nasty, Neo FC, the Blaze of Hackensack has refashioned the always-brilliant graffiti walls in Hackensack, New Jersey’s famed open-air gallery. Here’s a sampling of what surfaced last month:

Bronx-based Pase

Pase graffiti Hackensack NJ <em>The Blaze of Hackensack</em>: Pase, Per One & Hef, Crash, Ces, Sade, Bio, Zimad, BG 183, Sonic and Part One

NYC artists Per One and Hef

per one hackensack new jersey <em>The Blaze of Hackensack</em>: Pase, Per One & Hef, Crash, Ces, Sade, Bio, Zimad, BG 183, Sonic and Part One

Bronx-based John Matos aka Crash

crash graffiti hackensack new jersey <em>The Blaze of Hackensack</em>: Pase, Per One & Hef, Crash, Ces, Sade, Bio, Zimad, BG 183, Sonic and Part One

Bronx-based Ces

Ces graffiti hackensack nj <em>The Blaze of Hackensack</em>: Pase, Per One & Hef, Crash, Ces, Sade, Bio, Zimad, BG 183, Sonic and Part One

The Blaze of Hackensack curator Sade TCM

sade graffiti hackensack <em>The Blaze of Hackensack</em>: Pase, Per One & Hef, Crash, Ces, Sade, Bio, Zimad, BG 183, Sonic and Part One

Bronx-based Bio, Tats Cru

Bio tats cru graffiti Hackensack new jersey <em>The Blaze of Hackensack</em>: Pase, Per One & Hef, Crash, Ces, Sade, Bio, Zimad, BG 183, Sonic and Part One

Bronx-based Zimad

zimad graffiti hackensack new jersey <em>The Blaze of Hackensack</em>: Pase, Per One & Hef, Crash, Ces, Sade, Bio, Zimad, BG 183, Sonic and Part One

Bronx-based BG 183, Tats Cru

BG183 graffiti hackensack new jersey <em>The Blaze of Hackensack</em>: Pase, Per One & Hef, Crash, Ces, Sade, Bio, Zimad, BG 183, Sonic and Part One

Veteran graffiti writers Sonic and Part One, Dedicated to the Victims in Paris

sonic part graffiti mural hackensack New Jersey <em>The Blaze of Hackensack</em>: Pase, Per One & Hef, Crash, Ces, Sade, Bio, Zimad, BG 183, Sonic and Part One

Photos by Dani Reyes Mozeson

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en masse mural art close up pilsen chicago In Pilsen, Chicago with: En Masse, Max Sansing, Roa, Brooks Golden, JC Rivera, Sentrock, Ruben Aguirre, RM Solo and Rahmaan Statik

A predominantly Mexican neighborhood in Chicago’s West Side, Pilsen hosts an incredible range of public artworks. Following the train tracks along 16th Street, we came upon Mexican-themed murals alongside dozens of pieces by graffiti writers and street artists. Here are a few more images from this outdoor gallery, an initiative of the Chicago Urban Art Society:

Chicago native Max Sansing

pilsen mural In Pilsen, Chicago with: En Masse, Max Sansing, Roa, Brooks Golden, JC Rivera, Sentrock, Ruben Aguirre, RM Solo and Rahmaan Statik

Belgian artist Roa

roa street art pilsen chicago In Pilsen, Chicago with: En Masse, Max Sansing, Roa, Brooks Golden, JC Rivera, Sentrock, Ruben Aguirre, RM Solo and Rahmaan Statik

The late Brooks Golden

brooks golden street art pilsen chicago In Pilsen, Chicago with: En Masse, Max Sansing, Roa, Brooks Golden, JC Rivera, Sentrock, Ruben Aguirre, RM Solo and Rahmaan Statik

Chicago-based JC Rivera

j c rivera street art chicago street art In Pilsen, Chicago with: En Masse, Max Sansing, Roa, Brooks Golden, JC Rivera, Sentrock, Ruben Aguirre, RM Solo and Rahmaan Statik

Chicago-based Joseph “Sentrock” Perez

sentrock mural art pilsen chicago In Pilsen, Chicago with: En Masse, Max Sansing, Roa, Brooks Golden, JC Rivera, Sentrock, Ruben Aguirre, RM Solo and Rahmaan Statik

Chicago-based Ruben Aguirre

ruben aguirre street art mural pilsen chicago In Pilsen, Chicago with: En Masse, Max Sansing, Roa, Brooks Golden, JC Rivera, Sentrock, Ruben Aguirre, RM Solo and Rahmaan Statik

Chicago native Rodrigo Mireles aka RM Solo

mural art pilsen chicago In Pilsen, Chicago with: En Masse, Max Sansing, Roa, Brooks Golden, JC Rivera, Sentrock, Ruben Aguirre, RM Solo and Rahmaan Statik

Chicago-based Rahmaan Statik

rahmaan statik pilsen chicago In Pilsen, Chicago with: En Masse, Max Sansing, Roa, Brooks Golden, JC Rivera, Sentrock, Ruben Aguirre, RM Solo and Rahmaan Statik

Note: The first image features Montreal-based En Masse.

Photos: 1-3; 5-9 Sara C Mozeson; 4 Lois Stavsky

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fathima Mohiuddin aka fats live art nyu Abu Dhabi  Houda Lazrak Curates NYU Abu Dhabi First <em>Live Painting Event</em>: Fats, Steffi Bow, SyaOne, Enforce1 and Just1

Earlier this month, five UAE-based street artists: Fathima Mohiuddin aka Fats, Gary Yong aka Enforce1, Justin MacMahon aka JustOne, Steffi Bow and SyaOne participated in NYU Abu Dhabi’s first Live Painting Event.  Students, faculty members, staff and visitors were also invited to share their visions and talents with the NYU Abu Dhabi community . Curated by Houda Lazrak, an M.A. Candidate in Museum Studies at NYU, the Live Painting Event began at noon on December 7 and continued through 7pm.

Fathima Mohiuddin aka Fats 

Fathima Mohiuddin aka Fats street art Abu Dhabi NYU  Houda Lazrak Curates NYU Abu Dhabi First <em>Live Painting Event</em>: Fats, Steffi Bow, SyaOne, Enforce1 and Just1

Steffi Bow in action

Seffi Bow live street art NYU Dubai  Houda Lazrak Curates NYU Abu Dhabi First <em>Live Painting Event</em>: Fats, Steffi Bow, SyaOne, Enforce1 and Just1

Steffi Bow, completed mural

Steffi Bow street art NYU Abu Dhabi  Houda Lazrak Curates NYU Abu Dhabi First <em>Live Painting Event</em>: Fats, Steffi Bow, SyaOne, Enforce1 and Just1

SyaOne in action

SyaOne Live street art NYU Abu Dhabi  Houda Lazrak Curates NYU Abu Dhabi First <em>Live Painting Event</em>: Fats, Steffi Bow, SyaOne, Enforce1 and Just1

SyaOne, completed mural

SyaOne graffiti NYU Abu Dhabi  Houda Lazrak Curates NYU Abu Dhabi First <em>Live Painting Event</em>: Fats, Steffi Bow, SyaOne, Enforce1 and Just1

Enforce1 at work

Enforce one live street art NYU Abu Dhabi  Houda Lazrak Curates NYU Abu Dhabi First <em>Live Painting Event</em>: Fats, Steffi Bow, SyaOne, Enforce1 and Just1

Enforce1, completed mural

Enforce One street art Abu Dhabi  Houda Lazrak Curates NYU Abu Dhabi First <em>Live Painting Event</em>: Fats, Steffi Bow, SyaOne, Enforce1 and Just1

Just1 at work

Just1 live street art NYU abu dhabi  Houda Lazrak Curates NYU Abu Dhabi First <em>Live Painting Event</em>: Fats, Steffi Bow, SyaOne, Enforce1 and Just1

Just1, completed mural

Just1 street art mural NYU Abu Dhabi  Houda Lazrak Curates NYU Abu Dhabi First <em>Live Painting Event</em>: Fats, Steffi Bow, SyaOne, Enforce1 and Just1

Photos 1-3, 5, 6, 8-10 Michelle Loibner; 4 & 7 Houda Lazrak

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