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

Chilean artist Otto Schade with JMZ Walls in Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Luis Rosenfeld in Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Brown Boyz — Don Rimx, Ricardo Cabret, LNY, Alex Seel and Mata Ruda — in Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Dasic with the Bushwick Collective on Manhattan’s Lower East Side

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Sonni in Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Mast and Logik with the Welling Court Mural Project in Astoria, Queens

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Beau Stanton with the L.I.S.A Project on Manhattan’s Lower East Side

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Chris Soria, lead artist, with DonChristian Jones and Groundswell youth in Brownsville, Brooklyn — since 2013

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Note: Our highly acclaimed Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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

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A huge industrial building at 61 Jefferson Street – a short walk from the JMZ Myrtle Avenue line – has become the backdrop for a wonderful mix of vibrant public art. I recently spoke to its curator, Whisper aka Chip Love.

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What an ideal space for this wonderfully diverse artwork! How did you come upon it?

My friend, Brian Sturm, introduced me to John Weiss, the president of Apple Restoration & Waterproofing. John was interested in beautifying the exterior of his business, and Brian thought I might be interested in curating such a project.

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Can you tell us a bit more about Apple Gate Project Bushwick’s mission?

Its mission is to beautify the property here at 61 Jefferson with public art and to aesthetically connect to the community.

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How many artists were engaged in the project?

By the time it was completed, 15 had been involved.

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The art here represents such a wonderful mix of cultures. In addition to many legendary NYC-based artists, participants include: Brazilian artist Binho; Australian artist John Kaye and French artist Gorey.  How did you manage to engage such an eclectic group of talented artists?

I called my friends who then called their friends.

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What particular challenges did you face in seeing the project to completion?

Challenges were limited. Because the property is a restoration company, we had everything we could possibly need at our disposal: lifts, scaffolding, ladders. John Weiss was wonderfully accommodating. And the entire exterior was power-washed before it was painted.

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How has the response been?

There hasn’t yet been much publicity, as we’ve kept it largely undercover while we were working on it. But the word is getting out, and the response that we’ve been getting is incredible. You can check out the hashtag #AppleGateProjectBushwick on Instagram.

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What’s ahead for you?

Continuing my art, connecting with like-minded people and building more projects like this one!

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Images: 1. Gorey 2. Greg Lamarche aka SP.ONE 3. Bis Uno & Diego 127 4. Whisper 5. Mast; bottom side gate Noxer 6. Quik 7. John Kaye & Spar 8. Noxer & Binho 9. Noxer with Whisper standing and John Weiss of Apple Restoration and Waterproofing seated to his right

Photo credits: 1-5, 7 & 9 Lois Stavsky; 6 & 8 Tara Murray

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A visit to the South Bronx neighborhood of Hunts Point this past Monday led to the discovery of some of its recently-surfaced graffiti murals. Here is a sampling:

Deem

"Nelson Deem"

Dero

Dero

Pase

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Gusto and Owns

"Gusto and owns"

Logek

Logek

Siek Fly ID

"Siek Fly ID"

Seter

Seter

Mast

Mast

All photos by Tara Murray

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

Erica

Erica

Cern

Cern

Mast

Mast

Uta

UTA

Urban Animal

"urban animal"

Gano

Gano

Zeso

Zeso

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

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This is the third in a three-part series featuring first-rate graffiti walls that have recently surfaced in the vicinity of the Morgan stop on the L train:

Vizie

Vizie

Rath

Rath

Per One FX

Per

Mast

Mast

Staer

Staer

Veo

Veo

Owns

OWNS

Cuba 

Cuba

Seter

Seter

Sye

SYE

Photos of Vizie, Owns and Cuba by Lois Stavsky; of Rath, Per One, Mast, Staer, Seter, Veo and Sye by Dani Reyes Mozeson; keep posted to our Facebook page for more!

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Several first-rate writers have been busy in Bushwick this past week. Here are a few images:

Versatile style master Curve

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Veteran NYC writer Wane COD

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NYC-based Enue COD

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West Coast-based Vizie MSK

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Jick in action

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Mast in action

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West Coast legend Rime MSK

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Keep posted to our Facebook page for many more first-rate graff pieces that have recently surfaced in Bushwick.

Photos by Lenny Collado and Lois Stavsky

 

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