Alice Mizrachi

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.

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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!

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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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This is the tenth in an occasional series of posts featuring the range of faces in different media that have surfaced in NYC public spaces:

New Zealand-based Owen Dippie in Bushwick, Brooklyn

owen dippie street art bushwick Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part X: Owen Dippie, Ryan Gander, Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm with Tristan Eaton, ECB, Crisp, Chris Soria with Joel Artista and Caratoes

UK-based multimedia artist Ryan Gander on the High Line

ryan gander sculpture public art chelsea Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part X: Owen Dippie, Ryan Gander, Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm with Tristan Eaton, ECB, Crisp, Chris Soria with Joel Artista and Caratoes

Alice Mizrachi, captured at work this past June in the East Village

Alice Mizrachi street art east village Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part X: Owen Dippie, Ryan Gander, Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm with Tristan Eaton, ECB, Crisp, Chris Soria with Joel Artista and Caratoes

How & Nosm and Tristan Eaton in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

how and nosm and tristan eaton street art nyc Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part X: Owen Dippie, Ryan Gander, Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm with Tristan Eaton, ECB, Crisp, Chris Soria with Joel Artista and Caratoes

German artist Hendrik Beikirch aka ECB in Bushwick, Brooklyn

ECB street art nyc Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part X: Owen Dippie, Ryan Gander, Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm with Tristan Eaton, ECB, Crisp, Chris Soria with Joel Artista and Caratoes

Bogota-based Australian artist Crisp in Brooklyn

crisp street art nyc Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part X: Owen Dippie, Ryan Gander, Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm with Tristan Eaton, ECB, Crisp, Chris Soria with Joel Artista and Caratoes

Chris Soria and Joel Bergner aka Joel Artista in Bushwick, Brooklyn

chris soria joel artisa street art nyc Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part X: Owen Dippie, Ryan Gander, Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm with Tristan Eaton, ECB, Crisp, Chris Soria with Joel Artista and Caratoes

Hong Kong-based Caratoes in Bushwick, Brooklyn

caratoes street art bushwick nyc Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part X: Owen Dippie, Ryan Gander, Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm with Tristan Eaton, ECB, Crisp, Chris Soria with Joel Artista and Caratoes

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

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On view at the Judith Charles Gallery though tomorrow — Sunday — is a selection of new works, along with salvaged ones, by many of the artists who had participated in last year’s landmark 21st Precinct Exhibit. Here is a sampling:

Alice Mizrachi

Alice Mizrachi art 21st precinct 21st Precinct Anniversary Exhibit Continues Through Tomorrow at 196 Bowery: Alice Mizrachi, Ghost & Giz, Chris Soria & Misha Tyutyunik, Pesu, Lorenzo Masnah, Ben Angotti, Bad Pedestrian, N Carlos J & more

Ghost and Giz, fragment salvaged from last year’s installation

giz and ghost graffiti fragment 21st Precinct Anniversary Exhibit Continues Through Tomorrow at 196 Bowery: Alice Mizrachi, Ghost & Giz, Chris Soria & Misha Tyutyunik, Pesu, Lorenzo Masnah, Ben Angotti, Bad Pedestrian, N Carlos J & more

Chris Soria and Misha Tyutyunik

Chris Soria and Misha Tyutyunik art collab 21st Precinct Anniversary Exhibit Continues Through Tomorrow at 196 Bowery: Alice Mizrachi, Ghost & Giz, Chris Soria & Misha Tyutyunik, Pesu, Lorenzo Masnah, Ben Angotti, Bad Pedestrian, N Carlos J & more

Pesu 

pesu art 21st precinct 21st Precinct Anniversary Exhibit Continues Through Tomorrow at 196 Bowery: Alice Mizrachi, Ghost & Giz, Chris Soria & Misha Tyutyunik, Pesu, Lorenzo Masnah, Ben Angotti, Bad Pedestrian, N Carlos J & more

Lorenzo Masnah. fragment

lorenzo masnah recycled art 21st precinct 21st Precinct Anniversary Exhibit Continues Through Tomorrow at 196 Bowery: Alice Mizrachi, Ghost & Giz, Chris Soria & Misha Tyutyunik, Pesu, Lorenzo Masnah, Ben Angotti, Bad Pedestrian, N Carlos J & more

Ben Angotti. close-up

Ben Antotti art on canvas 21st Precinct Anniversary Exhibit Continues Through Tomorrow at 196 Bowery: Alice Mizrachi, Ghost & Giz, Chris Soria & Misha Tyutyunik, Pesu, Lorenzo Masnah, Ben Angotti, Bad Pedestrian, N Carlos J & more

Bad Pedestrian

bad pedestrian 21st Precinct Anniversary Exhibit Continues Through Tomorrow at 196 Bowery: Alice Mizrachi, Ghost & Giz, Chris Soria & Misha Tyutyunik, Pesu, Lorenzo Masnah, Ben Angotti, Bad Pedestrian, N Carlos J & more

N Carlos J

N Carlos J 21st precinct exhibit 21st Precinct Anniversary Exhibit Continues Through Tomorrow at 196 Bowery: Alice Mizrachi, Ghost & Giz, Chris Soria & Misha Tyutyunik, Pesu, Lorenzo Masnah, Ben Angotti, Bad Pedestrian, N Carlos J & more

Presented by Outlaw Arts, the exhibit remains on view 1-9pm today, Saturday, and tomorrow.

Photos of artworks by Lois Stavsky 

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This is the 14th in an occasional series of posts featuring images of girls — and women — who grace our public spaces:

Dasic in Bushwick

dasic street art NYC Girls on Walls, Part XIV: Dasic, Ben Angotti, Fusca & Kazy, Swoon, Ree2 & Teck1 and Alice Mizrachi

Ben Angotti in Bushwick

ben angotti bk Girls on Walls, Part XIV: Dasic, Ben Angotti, Fusca & Kazy, Swoon, Ree2 & Teck1 and Alice Mizrachi

Mexican artist Fusca and French artist Kazy in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Fusca Kazy mural art Brooklyn copy 2 Girls on Walls, Part XIV: Dasic, Ben Angotti, Fusca & Kazy, Swoon, Ree2 & Teck1 and Alice Mizrachi

Swoon in Red Hook

swooninredhook Girls on Walls, Part XIV: Dasic, Ben Angotti, Fusca & Kazy, Swoon, Ree2 & Teck1 and Alice Mizrachi

Ree2 and Teck1 in Washington Heights

Ree2 and Teck1 Inwood Girls on Walls, Part XIV: Dasic, Ben Angotti, Fusca & Kazy, Swoon, Ree2 & Teck1 and Alice Mizrachi

Alice Mizrachi in the Rockaways

alice mizrachi street art rockaways Girls on Walls, Part XIV: Dasic, Ben Angotti, Fusca & Kazy, Swoon, Ree2 & Teck1 and Alice Mizrachi

Photos: 1, 2 & 4 by Dani Reyes Mozeson; 3 & 5 by Lois Stavsky and 6 by Tara Murray

Note: StreetArtNYC will be on vacation through December 1. Follow what’s happening here in NYC on our Facebook page.

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Hi Arts alice Mizrachi JR street art  Hi ARTS Presents JRs Inside Out Mi Gente / Oyáte kiŋ Photo Art Project    opening this evening in East Harlem

Opening this evening from 6-9pm at the Hi-Arts Gallery on 304 East 100th Street is JR’s Inside Out Mi Gente/ Oyáte kiŋ Art Project — focusing on and uniting two communities: NYC’s East Harlem and South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation. Here are a few images captured yesterday while visiting the exhibit, curated by Carlos Mare:

JR Inside Out Mi Gente Oyate Kin  Hi ARTS Presents JRs Inside Out Mi Gente / Oyáte kiŋ Photo Art Project    opening this evening in East Harlem

Closer-up

JR east harlem hi arts  Hi ARTS Presents JRs Inside Out Mi Gente / Oyáte kiŋ Photo Art Project    opening this evening in East Harlem

And more

Inside Out hi arts jr photos east harlem  Hi ARTS Presents JRs Inside Out Mi Gente / Oyáte kiŋ Photo Art Project    opening this evening in East Harlem

And outside with murals by Alice Mizrachi and Part One

hi arts  Hi ARTS Presents JRs Inside Out Mi Gente / Oyáte kiŋ Photo Art Project    opening this evening in East Harlem

 Photos by Dani Reyes Mozeson

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This is the eighth in a series of occasional posts featuring the range of faces that surface in NYC open spaces:

Dasic in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Dasic Fernandez street art NYC  Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part VIII: Dasic, Don Rimx & Ricardo Cabret, ECB, Jordan Betten, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Soria with Groundswell Youth, FoxxFace and Sexer

Rimx and Ricardo Cabret — in progress for NY Street Gallery – on the patio outside Exit Room NY, in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Rimx and Ricardo Cabret Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part VIII: Dasic, Don Rimx & Ricardo Cabret, ECB, Jordan Betten, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Soria with Groundswell Youth, FoxxFace and Sexer

Long-running ECB in Bushwick, Brooklyn

ECB Bushwick street art NYC Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part VIII: Dasic, Don Rimx & Ricardo Cabret, ECB, Jordan Betten, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Soria with Groundswell Youth, FoxxFace and Sexer

Jordan Betten in Midtown Manhattan

Betten street art NYC Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part VIII: Dasic, Don Rimx & Ricardo Cabret, ECB, Jordan Betten, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Soria with Groundswell Youth, FoxxFace and Sexer

Alice Mizrachi in Bushwick playground

Alice Mizrachi street art Bushwick NYC Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part VIII: Dasic, Don Rimx & Ricardo Cabret, ECB, Jordan Betten, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Soria with Groundswell Youth, FoxxFace and Sexer

Long-running Chris Soria  – created with Groundswell youth — in Red Hook, Brooklyn

chris soria street art red hook1 Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part VIII: Dasic, Don Rimx & Ricardo Cabret, ECB, Jordan Betten, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Soria with Groundswell Youth, FoxxFace and Sexer

FoxxFace for the LISA Project in Little Italy, Manhattan

Foxxface street art NYC Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part VIII: Dasic, Don Rimx & Ricardo Cabret, ECB, Jordan Betten, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Soria with Groundswell Youth, FoxxFace and Sexer

Sexer for the TAG Public Arts Project in the Bronx

Sexer street art portrait Bronx Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part VIII: Dasic, Don Rimx & Ricardo Cabret, ECB, Jordan Betten, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Soria with Groundswell Youth, FoxxFace and Sexer

Photos: Dasic, Jordan Betten and Chris Soria by Dani Reyes Mozeson; all others by Lois Stavsky

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ambi 67 mixed media art  BQE: Brooklyn Queens Elite Continues through Sunday at Dumbos PowerHouse Arena with: Ambi67, UR New York, Alice Mizrachi, KEL 5MH, David Cooper, Cernesto & more

Featuring the artwork of a dozen talented Brooklyn and Queens natives, BQE: Brooklyn Queens Elite continues through this Sunday, August 24th at Dumbo’s powerHouse Arena.  Here are a few more images from this exhibit curated by Queens native Yvette “Yvey” Hidalgo.

UR New York

U R New York on canvas  BQE: Brooklyn Queens Elite Continues through Sunday at Dumbos PowerHouse Arena with: Ambi67, UR New York, Alice Mizrachi, KEL 5MH, David Cooper, Cernesto & more

Alice Mizrachi

Alice Mizrachi portrait  BQE: Brooklyn Queens Elite Continues through Sunday at Dumbos PowerHouse Arena with: Ambi67, UR New York, Alice Mizrachi, KEL 5MH, David Cooper, Cernesto & more

KEL 5MH

Kel5MH  BQE: Brooklyn Queens Elite Continues through Sunday at Dumbos PowerHouse Arena with: Ambi67, UR New York, Alice Mizrachi, KEL 5MH, David Cooper, Cernesto & more

David Cooper

david cooper art on canvas  BQE: Brooklyn Queens Elite Continues through Sunday at Dumbos PowerHouse Arena with: Ambi67, UR New York, Alice Mizrachi, KEL 5MH, David Cooper, Cernesto & more

Cernesto

Cern at Powerhouse  BQE: Brooklyn Queens Elite Continues through Sunday at Dumbos PowerHouse Arena with: Ambi67, UR New York, Alice Mizrachi, KEL 5MH, David Cooper, Cernesto & more

Included, too, are works by Ernie Paniccioli, Greg Larmache, Olivia Jarowski-­Lovera, TooFly, Tommy Rebel and WRY TCK. The powerHouse Arena, also home to a wonderful bookstore and more, is located at 37 Main Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

The first image is a close-up from a mixed-media work by Ambi67. Photos of images by Dani Reyes Mozeson.

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Outdoor Gallery New York City author and photographer Yoav Litvin continues readings from his book and conversations about New York City street art this evening, August 6, from 5-:30 – 7:30 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Among the topics he will discuss are: documenting street art and graffiti; constructing and editing interviews, and publishing and promoting his book.  Admission is free and you can hop off the Bronx Trolley that provides a free arts and culture tour of the South Bronx on the first Wednesday of every month. Yoav will be joined this evening by the wonderfully talented artist and art educator, Alice Mizrachi, who will speak about her own art and its evolution.

Alice Mizrachi street art NYC Outdoor Gallery New York City Author Yoav Litvin Continues Readings and Conversations with Alice Mizrachi, Jilly Ballistic and Chris Stain

On Wednesday, August 20, Yoav’s special guest, Brooklyn-based street and subway artist Jilly Ballistic, will join him at Word at 126 Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The discussion will begin at 7pm.

Jilly Ballistic street art NYC Outdoor Gallery New York City Author Yoav Litvin Continues Readings and Conversations with Alice Mizrachi, Jilly Ballistic and Chris Stain

And on Thursday, August 28, Chris Stain, one of our favorite stencil artists and muralists, will be joining Yoav at 7pm at the collectively-owned Bluestockings at 172 Allen Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Chris Stain Street Art NYC Outdoor Gallery New York City Author Yoav Litvin Continues Readings and Conversations with Alice Mizrachi, Jilly Ballistic and Chris Stain

Photos by Yoav Litvin

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Cekis street art Welling Court NYC Ad Hoc Arts Fifth Annual Welling Court Mural Project    Part 1: Cekis, Alice Mizrachi, John Ahearn, Icy & Sot, LMNOP, KingBee and Toofly

Engaging a diverse array of artists, along with local residents —  including dozens of children — the Welling Court Mural Project represents the best of the street art fests.  Here are a few more images captured yesterday, as it celebrated its fifth year at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens:

Alice Mizrachi aka AM

alice mizrachi street art welling court Ad Hoc Arts Fifth Annual Welling Court Mural Project    Part 1: Cekis, Alice Mizrachi, John Ahearn, Icy & Sot, LMNOP, KingBee and Toofly

Making Art

5th Annual welling court mural project Ad Hoc Arts Fifth Annual Welling Court Mural Project    Part 1: Cekis, Alice Mizrachi, John Ahearn, Icy & Sot, LMNOP, KingBee and Toofly

John Ahearn with a temporary addition to mural created earlier by Dennis McNett

John Ahearn sculpture Ad Hoc Arts Fifth Annual Welling Court Mural Project    Part 1: Cekis, Alice Mizrachi, John Ahearn, Icy & Sot, LMNOP, KingBee and Toofly

Icy and Sot

icy and sot stencil art welling court Ad Hoc Arts Fifth Annual Welling Court Mural Project    Part 1: Cekis, Alice Mizrachi, John Ahearn, Icy & Sot, LMNOP, KingBee and Toofly

icy and sot stencil art nyc 2 Ad Hoc Arts Fifth Annual Welling Court Mural Project    Part 1: Cekis, Alice Mizrachi, John Ahearn, Icy & Sot, LMNOP, KingBee and Toofly

LMNOP

LMNOP welling court Ad Hoc Arts Fifth Annual Welling Court Mural Project    Part 1: Cekis, Alice Mizrachi, John Ahearn, Icy & Sot, LMNOP, KingBee and Toofly

LMNOP Ad Hoc Arts Fifth Annual Welling Court Mural Project    Part 1: Cekis, Alice Mizrachi, John Ahearn, Icy & Sot, LMNOP, KingBee and Toofly

The Royal KingBee

King Bee street art mural welling court Ad Hoc Arts Fifth Annual Welling Court Mural Project    Part 1: Cekis, Alice Mizrachi, John Ahearn, Icy & Sot, LMNOP, KingBee and Toofly

Toofly

Toofly street art welling court 2 Ad Hoc Arts Fifth Annual Welling Court Mural Project    Part 1: Cekis, Alice Mizrachi, John Ahearn, Icy & Sot, LMNOP, KingBee and Toofly

Check back here later in the week for Part II of this post and a brief interview with Ad Hoc Art’s director, Garrison Buxton.

First image is of Nelson Rivas aka Cekis at work; photos by Dani Reyes Mozeson and Lois Stavsky

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Opening Friday evening are two concurrent exhibits curated by Icy and Sot. Artworks of 35 NYC street artists will be on exhibit in Tehran, while we New Yorkers will be treated to a gallery show of 10 Iranian artists at 58 South Sixth Street in Brooklyn through Monday. Here is a sampling from this groundbreaking cultural exchange:

El Sol 25 in Tehran

NYC to tehran elsol25 Icy and Sot Take NYC to Tehran and Bring Tehran to NYC

CK1 in NYC

tehran to nyc CK1    Icy and Sot Take NYC to Tehran and Bring Tehran to NYC

Alice Mizrachi in Tehran

NYC to tehran alice mizrachi Icy and Sot Take NYC to Tehran and Bring Tehran to NYC

 

NYC to Tehran Tehran to NYC Icy and Sot Take NYC to Tehran and Bring Tehran to NYC

Mad in NYC

Tehran to nyc mad  Icy and Sot Take NYC to Tehran and Bring Tehran to NYC

LNY in Tehran

NYC to Tehran   LNY Icy and Sot Take NYC to Tehran and Bring Tehran to NYC

FRZ in NYC

tehran to nyc FRZ 2 Icy and Sot Take NYC to Tehran and Bring Tehran to NYC

Images courtesy of Icy and Sot 

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