Street Artists

Icy and Sot flyer Icy and Sot Pop Up Exhibit and Book Signing at 51 Orchard Street

The newly released LET HER BE FREE documents Iranian brothers Icy and Sot‘s foray from skateboarding teens in Iran to politically-conscious, internationally acclaimed artists. To celebrate the launch of their book, the artists invite you to a pop-up exhibition of small and mid-scale stencil artworks that have been created exclusively for this book launch. Opening tomorrow evening. July 23 at 51 Orchard Street with a book signing, the exhibit continues through July 30.

Unity, spray paint on canvas

icy and sot Unity   30x36 inch   stencil spray paint on canvas  Icy and Sot Pop Up Exhibit and Book Signing at 51 Orchard Street

Justice, spray paint on cut-out wood

Icy and Sot Justice   30x24 inch   stencil spray paint on cut out wood  Icy and Sot Pop Up Exhibit and Book Signing at 51 Orchard Street

In Long Island City 

Icy and Sot street art long Island city BYC  Icy and Sot Pop Up Exhibit and Book Signing at 51 Orchard Street

And book cover

icy and sot let her be free book cover Icy and Sot Pop Up Exhibit and Book Signing at 51 Orchard Street

Published by Lebowsi Publishers with an introduction by filmmaker and poet Jess X Chen and an afterword by Brooklyn Street Art‘s Jaime Rojo and Steven P. Harrington, the artists’ first collection of works features over 200 full color photos.

All images courtesy Icy and Sot

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This is the sixth in a series of occasional posts featuring images of New York City’s doors that sport everything from tags and stickers to sophisticated images.

Elbow Toe

Elbow toe street art door nyc NYC’s Expressive Doors, Part VI: Elbow Toe, RAE, Dain, Dee Dee, Kenny Scharf and Francisco de Pájaro aka Art Is Trash

RAE

rae bk street art door nyc NYC’s Expressive Doors, Part VI: Elbow Toe, RAE, Dain, Dee Dee, Kenny Scharf and Francisco de Pájaro aka Art Is Trash

Dain, Dee Dee and more

dain and dee dee street art nyc NYC’s Expressive Doors, Part VI: Elbow Toe, RAE, Dain, Dee Dee, Kenny Scharf and Francisco de Pájaro aka Art Is Trash

Kenny Scharf

Kenny scharf door midtown nyc NYC’s Expressive Doors, Part VI: Elbow Toe, RAE, Dain, Dee Dee, Kenny Scharf and Francisco de Pájaro aka Art Is Trash

And seen awhile back, Art Is Trash

art is trash williamsburg door NYC’s Expressive Doors, Part VI: Elbow Toe, RAE, Dain, Dee Dee, Kenny Scharf and Francisco de Pájaro aka Art Is Trash

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

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This is the eleventh in a series of occasional posts featuring the art that has surfaced on NYC shutters:

Eelco on the Lower East Side 

Eelco Les street art shutter NYC Shutters – Part XI: Street Art and Graffiti by Eelco, Crash with Bio, Moody Mutz, Phetus and Jules Muck

Crash and Bio on the Lower East Side

 crash and bio graffiti nyc copy NYC Shutters – Part XI: Street Art and Graffiti by Eelco, Crash with Bio, Moody Mutz, Phetus and Jules Muck

Moody Mutz on the Lower East Side

Moody Mutz street art shutter nyc NYC Shutters – Part XI: Street Art and Graffiti by Eelco, Crash with Bio, Moody Mutz, Phetus and Jules Muck

Phetus at the Bushwick Collective

phetus street art NYC NYC Shutters – Part XI: Street Art and Graffiti by Eelco, Crash with Bio, Moody Mutz, Phetus and Jules Muck

Jules Muck aka MuckRock with the Welling Court Mural Project in Astoria, Queens

muck rock street art nyc NYC Shutters – Part XI: Street Art and Graffiti by Eelco, Crash with Bio, Moody Mutz, Phetus and Jules Muck

Photo credits: 1, 4 & 5 Tara Murray; 2 Dani Reyes Mozeson & 3 courtesy of John Woodward

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This is the 19th in an occasional series of posts featuring images of girls — and women — who grace NYC public spaces:

D*face in Manhattan

dface street art soho NYC Girls on NYC Walls, Part XIX: D*Face, Pixel Pancho, Commodore, Faring Purth with Thievin Stephen and JR

Pixel Pancho in Manhattan

pixel pancho street art chelsea nyc Girls on NYC Walls, Part XIX: D*Face, Pixel Pancho, Commodore, Faring Purth with Thievin Stephen and JR

Commodore in Brooklyn

Commodore stencil art Brooklyn NYC Girls on NYC Walls, Part XIX: D*Face, Pixel Pancho, Commodore, Faring Purth with Thievin Stephen and JR

Faring Purth with Thievin’ Stephen in Brooklyn

thievin stephen street art Brooklyn NYC Girls on NYC Walls, Part XIX: D*Face, Pixel Pancho, Commodore, Faring Purth with Thievin Stephen and JR

JR in Manhattan

JR LES street art nyc Girls on NYC Walls, Part XIX: D*Face, Pixel Pancho, Commodore, Faring Purth with Thievin Stephen and JR

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

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Michael alan art <em> Deep Calls Deep </em> Continues at World Trade Gallery through July 12 with: Michael Alan, Rubin, Erasmo and more

Back in March, Joshua B. Geyer‘s splendidly curated exhibit introduced us to the World Trade Gallery.  We recently returned as its current exhibit, Deep Calls Deep, again features some of our favorite artists. Pictured above is a recent work by the wonderfully talented and highly imaginative Michael Alan.

Also by Michael Alan

Michael alan abstract art <em> Deep Calls Deep </em> Continues at World Trade Gallery through July 12 with: Michael Alan, Rubin, Erasmo and more

michael alan on paper <em> Deep Calls Deep </em> Continues at World Trade Gallery through July 12 with: Michael Alan, Rubin, Erasmo and more

Rubin

rubin abstract art wtc <em> Deep Calls Deep </em> Continues at World Trade Gallery through July 12 with: Michael Alan, Rubin, Erasmo and more

With Erasmo to his left

rubin erasmo world trade gallery <em> Deep Calls Deep </em> Continues at World Trade Gallery through July 12 with: Michael Alan, Rubin, Erasmo and more

Located at 120 Broadway in Manhattan’s Financial District, the World Trade Gallery is open Monday – Thursday 9am-7pm; Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 11am-5pm.

Photo credits: 1, 4 & 5 Tara Murray; 2 & 3 Lois Stavsky

Note: Hailed in a range of media from the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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

BK Foxx with JMZ Walls in Bushwick, Brooklyn

BK Foxx street art Brooklyn nyc Kids on NYC Walls    Part X: BK Foxx, Joe Iurato with Logan Hicks, Ernest Zacharevic, Swoon, Cekis and Rubin 415 with Joe Iurato

Joe Iurato and Logan Hicks at the Bushwick Collective

Joe iurato and logan hicks street art bushwick collective nyc Kids on NYC Walls    Part X: BK Foxx, Joe Iurato with Logan Hicks, Ernest Zacharevic, Swoon, Cekis and Rubin 415 with Joe Iurato

Ernest Zacharevic – based on photo by Martha Cooper – in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

EZ street art bed stuy nyc Kids on NYC Walls    Part X: BK Foxx, Joe Iurato with Logan Hicks, Ernest Zacharevic, Swoon, Cekis and Rubin 415 with Joe Iurato

Swoon in Red Hook, Brooklyn

swoon street art red hook nyc Kids on NYC Walls    Part X: BK Foxx, Joe Iurato with Logan Hicks, Ernest Zacharevic, Swoon, Cekis and Rubin 415 with Joe Iurato

Long-running Cekis in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

cekis street art clinton hill nyc Kids on NYC Walls    Part X: BK Foxx, Joe Iurato with Logan Hicks, Ernest Zacharevic, Swoon, Cekis and Rubin 415 with Joe Iurato

Rubin 415 and Joe Iurato with the Welling Court Mural Project in Astoria, Queens

rubin415 and joe iurato street art Astoria NYC 2016  Kids on NYC Walls    Part X: BK Foxx, Joe Iurato with Logan Hicks, Ernest Zacharevic, Swoon, Cekis and Rubin 415 with Joe Iurato

Photos 1 Courtesy of John Woodward; 2-4 Tara Murray; 5 Dani Reyes Mozeson and 6 Lois Stavsky

Note: Hailed in a range of media from the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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Rubin415 Brooklyn2 2014 On <em>RUBIN NEW YORK/SCANDINAVIA</em> from Dokument Press

Recently released by Dokument PressRUBIN NEW YORK SCANDINAVIA is a stunning survey of Rubin‘s distinct abstract and geometrical artworks that are rooted in traditional graffiti. With dozens of images documenting Rubin‘s journey — from Sweden, where he grew up, to NYC, where he is now based – Rubin New York/Scandinavia  offers an overview of the works of an exceptional artist, who has brought a singular beauty to our NYC landscape.

Rubin415 Brooklyn NYC 20141 On <em>RUBIN NEW YORK/SCANDINAVIA</em> from Dokument Press

The book’s succinct text by Björn Almqvist introduces us to Rubin’s experiences as a child of Finnish immigrants who made their way to Sweden in search of work. The alienation that Rubin felt among Swedes, along with the stark grey concrete walls of the housing complex that enveloped him, were calls to pick up a can and make a mark.

Rubin415 Tony Sjoman Gothenbur8g 199 On <em>RUBIN NEW YORK/SCANDINAVIA</em> from Dokument Press

Inspired by Scandinavian design, Rubin has developed a unique aesthetic that uses geometrical, symbols in lieu of letters. With his splendid craftsmanship and unique aesthetic, he transforms the gritty language of graffiti into his own distinct expression that is as effective on the streets of the South Bronx, as it is inside a church yard or on the outside of a Manhattan boutique.

Rubin415 New York 2015 On <em>RUBIN NEW YORK/SCANDINAVIA</em> from Dokument Press

Rubin New York/Scandinavia also provides us with a handsomely curated survey of Rubin’s studio work that has been increasingly making its way into galleries.

Rubins Cube Gallery Nine5 New York 2014 On <em>RUBIN NEW YORK/SCANDINAVIA</em> from Dokument Press

Rubin New York/Scandinavia is a splendid ode to a distinctly wonderful artist. Its NYC release took place last month at WallWorks, where the artist’s  works remain on exhibit through June 29th.

Rubin cover On <em>RUBIN NEW YORK/SCANDINAVIA</em> from Dokument Press

Images

1. & 2. Brooklyn, 2014

3. Brooklyn, 2014

4. Gothenburg, 1989 

5. Brooklyn, 2015

6. Gallery nine5, 2014

Photo credits: Tony “Rubin” Sjöman and Mika Tuomivuo; all photos courtesy of Dokument Press; book review by Lois Stavsky

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Dasic Fernandez and Rubin415 street art Greenpoint NYC Yoav Litvin on <em>2Create</em>: His Ongoing Project and Upcoming Book on Creative Collaborations

We recently had the opportunity to speak with writer and photographer Yoav Litvin about 2Create, his ongoing project and upcoming book on creative collaborations.

We love your recently launched 2Create Facebook Page and Group. Can you tell us something about the concept behind 2Create? What is its mission?

The aim of 2Create is to study and promote teamwork and fellowship as it showcases the art of collaboration. Folks tend to place far more emphasis on competition than on collaboration. But so much more can be accomplished if we work together.

Icy and Sot street art at Welling Court NYC Yoav Litvin on <em>2Create</em>: His Ongoing Project and Upcoming Book on Creative Collaborations

Yes! We tend to glorify individualism, particularly in the West.

And my point is that when two people create, it is greater than two. 1 + 1 is not 2, but something more. The duo is the basic unit of a collective.  And we need to look at forming collectives as a means to solve our societal problems.

Cekis and Cern. streeet art nycjpg Yoav Litvin on <em>2Create</em>: His Ongoing Project and Upcoming Book on Creative Collaborations

One of your initial projects, related to this larger one, is your upcoming book, 2Create: Art Collaborations in New York City.  Can you tell us something about it?

Yes. It will be released by Schiffer Publishing this fall. It showcases the works and processes of nine pairs of NYC graffiti and street artists. Each duo consists of two artists whose unique styles came together to create a larger-than-life work of street art in a NYC neighborhood. The book focuses on the backgrounds, techniques, and collaborative processes of the featured duos.

asvp at work in studio NYC Yoav Litvin on <em>2Create</em>: His Ongoing Project and Upcoming Book on Creative Collaborations

What spurred you to produce this particular book? What was your impetus behind it – in addition to promoting the concept of collaboration?

There were a number of factors. I was interested in expanding the documentation that I began in Outdoor Gallery New York City by getting to know more of my favorite artists – like Cekis and Rubin. But most of all, it was a project that enabled me to further develop myself as an artist by integrating my background in psychology, my passion for progressive politics and my respect and love for graffiti and street art in NYC.

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What were some of the challenges that you faced in the process?

Identifying artists who could work well together and produce first-rate artwork was the initial challenge. I also had to gain their confidence and access to their relationship so that they would speak freely about the process.  And some of the artists were quite shy – which was an additional challenge. And, then, for some of the works I had to secure walls, materials and more.

Alice Mizrachi and TRAPIF truck art nyc Yoav Litvin on <em>2Create</em>: His Ongoing Project and Upcoming Book on Creative Collaborations

What’s ahead for 2Create?  Where are you going with it?

I want to continue documenting and interviewing duos that work together in a wide range of scenarios: visual arts, dance, music and more!

 2create 500 Yoav Litvin on <em>2Create</em>: His Ongoing Project and Upcoming Book on Creative Collaborations

How can we become engaged with your project? Can we contribute to it?

You can Like the project on Facebook and share your own collabs and connect with others here. You can also follow it on Instagram and on Twitter.

It sounds great! And what a wonderful concept!

Images

1. Dasic Fernandez with Rubin 415

2. Icy and Sot

3. Cekis with Cern

4. ASVP

5. Jilly Ballistic with Al Diaz

6. Alice Mizrachi with Trap IF

7. Logo design by Dan Michman

Photos © Yoav LitvinYoav in conversation with Lois StavskyTara Murray and City-as-School intern Sol Raxlen

Note: Hailed in a range of media from the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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dasic street art bushwick collective nyc Street Art Couples in NYC, Part II: Dasic, D*Face, Mr. Nerds, Jorit Agoch with Leticia Mandragora, Faith 47 and Sipros

This is the second in our series of NYC couples that were spotted around town. Pictured above is Dasic Fernandez as seen at the Bushwick Collective. Here are several more:

D*Face at the Bushwick Collective

dface coney art walls nyc Street Art Couples in NYC, Part II: Dasic, D*Face, Mr. Nerds, Jorit Agoch with Leticia Mandragora, Faith 47 and Sipros

Mr. Nerds at the Bushwick Collective

mr nerds street art Bushwick Collective Brooklyn NYC Street Art Couples in NYC, Part II: Dasic, D*Face, Mr. Nerds, Jorit Agoch with Leticia Mandragora, Faith 47 and Sipros

Jorit Agoch and Leticia Mandragora in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

jorit agoch and leticia mandragora Brooklyn NYC Street Art Couples in NYC, Part II: Dasic, D*Face, Mr. Nerds, Jorit Agoch with Leticia Mandragora, Faith 47 and Sipros

Faith 47 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

faith47 street art Brooklyn nyc Street Art Couples in NYC, Part II: Dasic, D*Face, Mr. Nerds, Jorit Agoch with Leticia Mandragora, Faith 47 and Sipros

Sipros, as seen earlier this year at the Bushwick Collective

sipros street art Bushwick Collective nyc Street Art Couples in NYC, Part II: Dasic, D*Face, Mr. Nerds, Jorit Agoch with Leticia Mandragora, Faith 47 and Sipros

 Photo credits: 1-3 Tara Murray; 4-6 Lois Stavsky

Note: Hailed in a range of media from the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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lady pink paints At Welling Courts 7th Annual Block Party: Lady Pink, Caleb Neelon, Katie Yamasaki, Fumero, Mike Makatron, Dirt Worship, Erasmo, Chris Cardinale, Joel Artista, Chris Soria, Marc Evan, Pyramid Guy & more

Engaging a wide range of artists and art lovers of all ages, along with members of the local community, the Welling Court Mural Project celebrated its 7th anniversary with a huge block party on Saturday. Pictured above is the legendary Lady Pink at work. Here are several more images captured from the Welling Court Mural Project‘s annual event organized by Garrison & Alison Buxton.

Caleb Neelon at work on collaborative mural with Katie Yamasaki

caleb neelon street art wellling court mural project nyc At Welling Courts 7th Annual Block Party: Lady Pink, Caleb Neelon, Katie Yamasaki, Fumero, Mike Makatron, Dirt Worship, Erasmo, Chris Cardinale, Joel Artista, Chris Soria, Marc Evan, Pyramid Guy & more

Fumero at work on tribute mural to Muhammed Ali

fumero mural art welling court mural project nyc At Welling Courts 7th Annual Block Party: Lady Pink, Caleb Neelon, Katie Yamasaki, Fumero, Mike Makatron, Dirt Worship, Erasmo, Chris Cardinale, Joel Artista, Chris Soria, Marc Evan, Pyramid Guy & more

Mike Makatron and Caroline Caldwell aka Dirt Workship at work on a collaborative mural

mike makatron with dirt worship At Welling Courts 7th Annual Block Party: Lady Pink, Caleb Neelon, Katie Yamasaki, Fumero, Mike Makatron, Dirt Worship, Erasmo, Chris Cardinale, Joel Artista, Chris Soria, Marc Evan, Pyramid Guy & more

Cre8tive YouTH*ink, close-up of huge mural painted by youth under the direction of  Jerry Otero aka Mista Oh

cre8tiveyouthink welling court mural project nyc At Welling Courts 7th Annual Block Party: Lady Pink, Caleb Neelon, Katie Yamasaki, Fumero, Mike Makatron, Dirt Worship, Erasmo, Chris Cardinale, Joel Artista, Chris Soria, Marc Evan, Pyramid Guy & more

Erasmo

erasmo welling court mural project nyc At Welling Courts 7th Annual Block Party: Lady Pink, Caleb Neelon, Katie Yamasaki, Fumero, Mike Makatron, Dirt Worship, Erasmo, Chris Cardinale, Joel Artista, Chris Soria, Marc Evan, Pyramid Guy & more

Chris Cardinale at work

chris candinale welling court mural project nyc At Welling Courts 7th Annual Block Party: Lady Pink, Caleb Neelon, Katie Yamasaki, Fumero, Mike Makatron, Dirt Worship, Erasmo, Chris Cardinale, Joel Artista, Chris Soria, Marc Evan, Pyramid Guy & more

Joel Artista at work on collaborative mural with Chris Soria and Marc Evan

joel artista and marc evans and chris soria street art welling court mural art At Welling Courts 7th Annual Block Party: Lady Pink, Caleb Neelon, Katie Yamasaki, Fumero, Mike Makatron, Dirt Worship, Erasmo, Chris Cardinale, Joel Artista, Chris Soria, Marc Evan, Pyramid Guy & more

Pyramid Guy

pyramid guy welling court mural project nyc edited 1 At Welling Courts 7th Annual Block Party: Lady Pink, Caleb Neelon, Katie Yamasaki, Fumero, Mike Makatron, Dirt Worship, Erasmo, Chris Cardinale, Joel Artista, Chris Soria, Marc Evan, Pyramid Guy & more

Joseph Meloy, Ellis G and Abe Lincoln, Jr

Meloy ellis G andAbe Lincoln Jr At Welling Courts 7th Annual Block Party: Lady Pink, Caleb Neelon, Katie Yamasaki, Fumero, Mike Makatron, Dirt Worship, Erasmo, Chris Cardinale, Joel Artista, Chris Soria, Marc Evan, Pyramid Guy & more

Photos by Tara Murray

Note: Hailed in a range of media from the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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