Alice Mizrachi

Currently on exhibit at Chelsea’s ArtNowNY is “Push It,” an exuberant show featuring works by over 20 female artists working in a remarkable range of expressive modes.  Fresh new talents are showcased alongside legendary artists — many with roots in graffiti and street art. Here’s a sampling of works by six artists who consistently share their visions with us in public spaces:

Swoon

swoon art now Push It at Chelseas ArtNowNY through April 26    with Swoon, Elle, Lady Pink, Lady Aiko, Alice Mizrachi, Vexta, Maya Hayuk and more

Elle

elle canvas street art now Push It at Chelseas ArtNowNY through April 26    with Swoon, Elle, Lady Pink, Lady Aiko, Alice Mizrachi, Vexta, Maya Hayuk and more

Lady Pink

Lady Pink ArtNow Push It at Chelseas ArtNowNY through April 26    with Swoon, Elle, Lady Pink, Lady Aiko, Alice Mizrachi, Vexta, Maya Hayuk and more

Lady Aiko

Aiko canvas artnow nyc Push It at Chelseas ArtNowNY through April 26    with Swoon, Elle, Lady Pink, Lady Aiko, Alice Mizrachi, Vexta, Maya Hayuk and more

Alice Mizrachi

alice mizrachi art now nyc copy Push It at Chelseas ArtNowNY through April 26    with Swoon, Elle, Lady Pink, Lady Aiko, Alice Mizrachi, Vexta, Maya Hayuk and more

Vexta, close-up

vexta close up art now nyc Push It at Chelseas ArtNowNY through April 26    with Swoon, Elle, Lady Pink, Lady Aiko, Alice Mizrachi, Vexta, Maya Hayuk and more

Maya Hayuk

maya hayuk art now nyc2 Push It at Chelseas ArtNowNY through April 26    with Swoon, Elle, Lady Pink, Lady Aiko, Alice Mizrachi, Vexta, Maya Hayuk and more

Curated by Melissa McCaig-Welles, the exhibit continues through April 26 at ArtNowNY, 548 West 28th Street in Chelsea’s gallery district.

Images of artwork by Dani Reyes Mozeson, Lois Stavsky and City-as-School intern Dea Sumrall

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

Ewok in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

ewok street art on door NYC NYC’s Expressive Doors, Part IV:  Ewok, Mor, David Shillinglaw, Jordan Betten, Stikki Peaches, Alice Mizrachi, Jerkface, LMNOP and Ludo

Mor in Downtown Manhattan

Mor stencil art NYC 2 NYC’s Expressive Doors, Part IV:  Ewok, Mor, David Shillinglaw, Jordan Betten, Stikki Peaches, Alice Mizrachi, Jerkface, LMNOP and Ludo

Long-running David Shillinglaw in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

David Shillinglaw street art NYC NYC’s Expressive Doors, Part IV:  Ewok, Mor, David Shillinglaw, Jordan Betten, Stikki Peaches, Alice Mizrachi, Jerkface, LMNOP and Ludo

Stikki Peaches in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

stikki peaches street art nyc NYC’s Expressive Doors, Part IV:  Ewok, Mor, David Shillinglaw, Jordan Betten, Stikki Peaches, Alice Mizrachi, Jerkface, LMNOP and Ludo

Jordan Betten in Chelsea

Jordan Betten street art NYC NYC’s Expressive Doors, Part IV:  Ewok, Mor, David Shillinglaw, Jordan Betten, Stikki Peaches, Alice Mizrachi, Jerkface, LMNOP and Ludo

Alice Mizrachi aka AM in abandoned East Village building

alice door NYC’s Expressive Doors, Part IV:  Ewok, Mor, David Shillinglaw, Jordan Betten, Stikki Peaches, Alice Mizrachi, Jerkface, LMNOP and Ludo

Jerkface in Little Italy

jerk face NoLita NYC’s Expressive Doors, Part IV:  Ewok, Mor, David Shillinglaw, Jordan Betten, Stikki Peaches, Alice Mizrachi, Jerkface, LMNOP and Ludo

LMNOP in Bushwick, Brooklyn

LMNBOP street art Bushwick NYC’s Expressive Doors, Part IV:  Ewok, Mor, David Shillinglaw, Jordan Betten, Stikki Peaches, Alice Mizrachi, Jerkface, LMNOP and Ludo

Ludo in Little Italy

Ludo on door NYC’s Expressive Doors, Part IV:  Ewok, Mor, David Shillinglaw, Jordan Betten, Stikki Peaches, Alice Mizrachi, Jerkface, LMNOP and Ludo

Photos of  Mor, Jordan Betten, Alice Mizrachi, Jerkface and Ludo by Dani Reyes Mozeson; of Stikki Peaches by Emily Robertson; of Ewok, David Shillinglaw and LMNOP by Lois Stavsky

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Outdoor Gallery street art 2 Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

Currently on view at 17 Frost is an exhibit of artwork by artists featured in Yoav Litvin’s remarkable book, Outdoor Gallery NYC. While visiting the exhibit on Thursday afternoon, we had the opportunity to speak to Yoav: 

This exhibit is in many ways a reflection of your book. It is wonderfully eclectic.

Yes, like the book Outdoor Gallery NYC, it celebrates the diversity of the incredible range of street art that surfaces in NYC’s public spaces.

Enzo and Nio in Outdoor Gallery NYC  Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

How did you connect with all of these artists – whose works are featured in your book and in this Outdoor Gallery NYC exhibit?

I initially met most of them through encountering their works on our streets. I further connected with them via Facebook or Instagram.

Cern Outdoor Gallery NYC Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

Can you tell us something about the process from the time you had your resources – your photos and interviews — to the actual production of the book?

Working with the designer, Steve Mosier, I created a template for a book. I then presented my concept to about 30 publishers. In late summer, I signed a contract with Gingko Press, my first choice.  The first copies of the book became available last week.

Billy Mode Outdoor Gallery NYC Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

The book looks wonderful, and your book launch party was quite remarkable. We’ve heard that folks waited on line for hours to get in.

Yes, that was quite humbling. And I feel grateful to everyone.

Alice Mizrachi Outdoor Gallery NYC Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

To what do you attribute the incredible success of the book launch?

My sense is that folks appreciate my particular approach. I have deep respect for all of the artists who share their works with us in public spaces. I admire their visions and their skills. I particularly love the way they challenge conventions.

Chris Stain Outdoor Gallery NYC 2 Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

You are a scientist, as well as a photographer and street art documentarian. Has your background as a scientist affected the way you approach street art?

I suppose it has. It is essential that my research and findings remain “clean” and unbiased. I am interested in presenting something that is important not only on a local level, but on a global one, as well.

Bishop203 Outdoor Gallery NYC Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

In what ways has this project impacted you?

I feel that I’ve developed a distinct personal style and approach to documenting street art.

Icy and Sot Outdoor Gallery NYC Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

If you had the opportunity to spend time in another city and work on a similar “Outdoor Gallery” project, which city would you choose to visit?

I’d probably choose São Paulo, Brazil.

NewMerica1 Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

The exhibit, curated by Yoav Litvin with Royce Bannon, continues through March 8 at 17 Frost Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Yoav can be contacted at yoavlitvin@gmail.com; for updates, visit the book’s Facebook page.

Interview with Yoav Litvin conducted at 17 Frost by City-as-School intern Anna Loucka with Lois Stavsky; photos of artworks by Lois Stavsky. 1. Exterior of 17 Frost painted by Bishop203, elsol25 and Royce Bannon; 2 .Enzo & Nio, Retro Bomba; 3. Cern, Jardim Electrico; 4. Billy Mode, Love; 5. Alice Mizrachi, Queen, close-up; 6. Chris Stain, Up in the Bronx; 7. Bishop203, Jesus Christ Superstar;  8. Icy and Sot, Race and 9. ÑEWMERICA, small segment of collaborative mural 

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This is the sixth in an occasional series of artwork on NYC shutters:

Ewok in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Ewok street art shutter NYC Shutters – Part VI: Ewok, Alice Mizrachi, Michael De Feo, Part One, Vato, Beau, Elle & Hue, Crisp, Fumero and Icy & Sot

Alice Mizrachi aka AM in East Harlem

Alice Mizrachi street art NYC NYC Shutters – Part VI: Ewok, Alice Mizrachi, Michael De Feo, Part One, Vato, Beau, Elle & Hue, Crisp, Fumero and Icy & Sot

Michael De Feo on Manhattan’s Lower East Side

Michael De Feo shutter street art NYC NYC Shutters – Part VI: Ewok, Alice Mizrachi, Michael De Feo, Part One, Vato, Beau, Elle & Hue, Crisp, Fumero and Icy & Sot

Part One in East Harlem

Part1 graffiti NYC NYC Shutters – Part VI: Ewok, Alice Mizrachi, Michael De Feo, Part One, Vato, Beau, Elle & Hue, Crisp, Fumero and Icy & Sot

Vato in Williamsburg

Vato street art shutter Williamsburg NYC NYC Shutters – Part VI: Ewok, Alice Mizrachi, Michael De Feo, Part One, Vato, Beau, Elle & Hue, Crisp, Fumero and Icy & Sot

BeauElle and Hue on Manhattan’s Lower East Side

Beau and Elle street art NYC NYC Shutters – Part VI: Ewok, Alice Mizrachi, Michael De Feo, Part One, Vato, Beau, Elle & Hue, Crisp, Fumero and Icy & Sot

Crisp in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Crisp street art NYC NYC Shutters – Part VI: Ewok, Alice Mizrachi, Michael De Feo, Part One, Vato, Beau, Elle & Hue, Crisp, Fumero and Icy & Sot

Fumero in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

fumero street art shutter Brooklyn NYC NYC Shutters – Part VI: Ewok, Alice Mizrachi, Michael De Feo, Part One, Vato, Beau, Elle & Hue, Crisp, Fumero and Icy & Sot

Icy and Sot in Bushwick, Brooklyn

icy and sotstreet art bushwick NYC Shutters – Part VI: Ewok, Alice Mizrachi, Michael De Feo, Part One, Vato, Beau, Elle & Hue, Crisp, Fumero and Icy & Sot

Photo of Michael De Feo by Tara Murray; all others by Lois Stavsky 

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This is the tenth in a series of posts featuring images of girls — and women — who grace New York City’s public spaces:

Dasic – with Rubin in the background — at Hunts Point in the Bronx

Dasic and Rubin street art Bronx NYC Girls on Walls, Part X: Dasic & Rubin, Tristan Eaton, LMNOP, Alice Mizrachi, FKDL, Gore and How & Nosm

Tristan Eaton in NoLita

Tristan Eaton street art NYC  Girls on Walls, Part X: Dasic & Rubin, Tristan Eaton, LMNOP, Alice Mizrachi, FKDL, Gore and How & Nosm

Community mural in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn, When Women Pursue Justice, since 2005

Bedford Stuyvesant mural Girls on Walls, Part X: Dasic & Rubin, Tristan Eaton, LMNOP, Alice Mizrachi, FKDL, Gore and How & Nosm

LMNOP at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

LMNOP street art Welling Court NYC Girls on Walls, Part X: Dasic & Rubin, Tristan Eaton, LMNOP, Alice Mizrachi, FKDL, Gore and How & Nosm

Alice Mizrachi aka AM in East Harlem

Alice Mizrachi street art in East Harlem Girls on Walls, Part X: Dasic & Rubin, Tristan Eaton, LMNOP, Alice Mizrachi, FKDL, Gore and How & Nosm

FKDL at the Bushwick Collective

FKDL street art at the Bushwick Collective Girls on Walls, Part X: Dasic & Rubin, Tristan Eaton, LMNOP, Alice Mizrachi, FKDL, Gore and How & Nosm

Gore at 5Pointz in Long Island City, Queens

Gore street art 5Pointz NYC Girls on Walls, Part X: Dasic & Rubin, Tristan Eaton, LMNOP, Alice Mizrachi, FKDL, Gore and How & Nosm

How and Nosm in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

How and Nosm street art NYC Girls on Walls, Part X: Dasic & Rubin, Tristan Eaton, LMNOP, Alice Mizrachi, FKDL, Gore and How & Nosm

Photos by Dani Mozeson, Tara Murray and Lois Stavsky

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This is the fourth in an ongoing series featuring the range of faces that surface daily in NYC’s open spaces:

Alice Mizrachi aka AM at the Bushwick Collective

Alice Mizrachi street art Bk Collective NYC Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part IV: Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm, NDA, Cern & Lee Quiñones, Carlos Pinto, Paul Richard and ECB

How and Nosm, close-up in the South Bronx

How Nosm street art Bronx NYC Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part IV: Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm, NDA, Cern & Lee Quiñones, Carlos Pinto, Paul Richard and ECB

ND’A in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

NDA rooftop art in Williamsburg Brooklyn Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part IV: Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm, NDA, Cern & Lee Quiñones, Carlos Pinto, Paul Richard and ECB

Cern and Lee Quiñones in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Cern and Lee Quinones street art in NYC Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part IV: Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm, NDA, Cern & Lee Quiñones, Carlos Pinto, Paul Richard and ECB

Carlos Pinto in Flatbush, Brooklyn

Carlos Pinto street art in Brooklyn NYC Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part IV: Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm, NDA, Cern & Lee Quiñones, Carlos Pinto, Paul Richard and ECB

Paul Richard in the East Village — on the pavement

Paul Richard south Bronx 2 Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part IV: Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm, NDA, Cern & Lee Quiñones, Carlos Pinto, Paul Richard and ECB

ECB on the Lower East Side

ECB street art in NYC Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part IV: Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm, NDA, Cern & Lee Quiñones, Carlos Pinto, Paul Richard and ECB

Photos by Dani Mozeson, Tara Murray and Lois Stavsky

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One of NYC’s most spirited public art events celebrates its fourth year tomorrow with a huge block party at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens. For the past week, dozens of artists have been busy at work for this dynamic project, curated by Ad Hoc Art. Following is a glimpse of what we saw earlier this week:

Billy Mode and Chris Stain

Billy Mode and Chris Stain Mural at Welling Court 4th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Kicks off Tomorrow with Wondrous Art and Huge Block Party

Toofly at work with Fumero to the left

fumero and toofly street art at Welling Court 4th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Kicks off Tomorrow with Wondrous Art and Huge Block Party

Lady Pink at work

Lady Pink Paints at Welling Court 4th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Kicks off Tomorrow with Wondrous Art and Huge Block Party

 Alice Mizrachi  and Olek

Alice Mizrachi and Olek 4th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Kicks off Tomorrow with Wondrous Art and Huge Block Party

 The Royal Kingbee at work

The Royal KingBee at Welling Court 4th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Kicks off Tomorrow with Wondrous Art and Huge Block Party

Logik One at work

logik one paints at welling court 4th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Kicks off Tomorrow with Wondrous Art and Huge Block Party

Dan Witz

dan witz street art at Welling Court 4th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Kicks off Tomorrow with Wondrous Art and Huge Block Party

Dennis McNett, close-up

Denis McNett close up at Welling Court 4th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Kicks off Tomorrow with Wondrous Art and Huge Block Party

Keep posted to our Facebook page for many more images in the week ahead.

Photos by Tara Murray

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This is the ninth in a series of posts featuring images of girls — and women — who grace New York City’s public spaces:

Alice Mizrachi aka AM in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Alice Mizrachi street art in Bushwick NYC Girls on Walls, Part IX: Alice Mizrachi, Cake, Hef, Toofly, Os Gemeos, Noh J Coley and Swoon

Cake in Bushwick, Brooklyn

cake street art in Bushwick Girls on Walls, Part IX: Alice Mizrachi, Cake, Hef, Toofly, Os Gemeos, Noh J Coley and Swoon

Hef’s hastily-buffed piece in East New York

Hef street art and graffiti in Brooklyn copy Girls on Walls, Part IX: Alice Mizrachi, Cake, Hef, Toofly, Os Gemeos, Noh J Coley and Swoon

Toofly at the Bushwick Collective

toofly street art at the Bushwick Collective Girls on Walls, Part IX: Alice Mizrachi, Cake, Hef, Toofly, Os Gemeos, Noh J Coley and Swoon

Os Gemeos in Coney Island — since 2005

os gemeos street art in Coney Island NYC Girls on Walls, Part IX: Alice Mizrachi, Cake, Hef, Toofly, Os Gemeos, Noh J Coley and Swoon

Noh J Coley at the Woodward Gallery Project Space on the Lower East Side

Nohjcoley street art in NYC Girls on Walls, Part IX: Alice Mizrachi, Cake, Hef, Toofly, Os Gemeos, Noh J Coley and Swoon

 Swoon in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn garden

swoon street art in Brooklyn NYC1 Girls on Walls, Part IX: Alice Mizrachi, Cake, Hef, Toofly, Os Gemeos, Noh J Coley and Swoon

Photos by Tara Murray and Lois Stavsky

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While not conducting his post-doctoral research on Brain and Behavior at The Rockefeller University, Jerusalem native Yoav Litvin can be found on our city streets pursuing his passion for street art. We recently met up for a chat.

1 Dain Wythe Ave. Williamsburg Brooklyn Yoav Litvin on his Street Art Passions and Pursuits

What spurred your interest in public art?

As a result of an injury, there wasn’t much I could do other than walk around.  So that’s what I did. And once I began to notice street art, I couldn’t stop taking photos of it. I also appreciate the risks artists take when putting up pieces; it’s a rush I can relate to. And I admire the artists’ generosity in taking these risks to share their vision with the public.

2 Alice Mizrachi and Cope2 Boone Avenue Bronx Yoav Litvin on his Street Art Passions and Pursuits

What is it about street art that continues to so engage you?

I love its beauty and humor. I appreciate its aesthetic and the way it challenges convention. It is a beautiful, non-violent way to raise issues in the public sphere.  And as a political person, I am drawn to the confrontational nature of much of it.

3 Never Bedford Ave Williamsburg Brooklyn Yoav Litvin on his Street Art Passions and Pursuits

What do you see as the role of the photographer in today’s street art movement?

Because of the transient nature of public art, I see it as essential. The image is important, but so is its context and appropriate accreditation to the artist.  And documentation of NYC’s street art trends is especially essential as this city is the world’s cultural Mecca.

4 Grattan St. Bushwick Brooklyn Yoav Litvin on his Street Art Passions and Pursuits

Tell us a bit about your current project.

I’ve been working for over a year now on a book that profiles 46 of the most prolific urban artists working in NYC.  It will feature images and interviews, along with some exciting supplements.

6 Jilly Ballistic Astor Place Manhattan Yoav Litvin on his Street Art Passions and Pursuits

Have you any favorite artists whose works you’ve seen here in NYC?

There are too many to list. I love them all for different reasons.

5 Enzo and Nio Wythe Ave. Williamsburg Brooklyn Yoav Litvin on his Street Art Passions and Pursuits

How do you keep up with the current scene?

In addition to documenting what I see and speaking to artists, I follow popular street art blogs such as StreetArtNYC, Brooklyn Street Art and Vandalog.  I also check Instagram daily for new images that surface not only on NYC streets, but across the globe. And I try to attend gallery openings as often as possible.

7 NDA right and Elle Deadsex tag on left Jefferson St. Bushwick Brooklyn Yoav Litvin on his Street Art Passions and Pursuits

We certainly look forward to reading your book.  Tell us more about its current progress. How close it is to publication?

I’ve finally completed the stage of collecting texts and images, and am currently working together with a first-rate designer. I am now seeking a publisher.

Yoav can be contacted at yoavlitvin@gmail.com

Featured photos are in the following sequence:

1) Dain. Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

2) Alice Mizrachi and Cope2. Boone Avenue, The Bronx.

3) Never Satisfied. Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

4) gilf! Grattan Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn.

5) Jilly Ballistic. Astor Place 6 Train station, Manhattan.

6) Enzo and Nio. Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

7) ND’A and Elle Deadsex. Jefferson Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn.

All photos by Yoav Litvin.

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This is the eighth in a series of posts featuring images of girls — and women — who grace New York City’s public spaces:

Italian artist Alice Pasquini at the Bushwick Collective

Alice Pasquini street art in Bushwick NYC Girls on Walls, Part VIII: Alice Pasquini, Jordan Betten, Alice Mizrachi, Lady Pink and Mor

Jordan Betten in Chelsea

Jordan Betten street art in NYC Girls on Walls, Part VIII: Alice Pasquini, Jordan Betten, Alice Mizrachi, Lady Pink and Mor

Alice Mizrachi  at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

IMG 1236 Girls on Walls, Part VIII: Alice Pasquini, Jordan Betten, Alice Mizrachi, Lady Pink and Mor

Lady Pink at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

lady pink at welling court in Astoria Queens Girls on Walls, Part VIII: Alice Pasquini, Jordan Betten, Alice Mizrachi, Lady Pink and Mor

 Mor in Chelsea

Mor street art in NYC Girls on Walls, Part VIII: Alice Pasquini, Jordan Betten, Alice Mizrachi, Lady Pink and Mor

 Photos by Lois Stavsky

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