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fcee paints mural art nyc Queens Artists Diego 127, FCEE and Whisper aka Chip Love Fashion a Fantastical Alphabet in Jackson Heights

Painted collaboratively by Queens-based Diego 127, FCEE and Whisper aka Chip Love, a fantastical alphabet mural has made its way onto a huge wall on 78th Street adjacent to the Garden School in Jackson Heights. While visiting the site as the mural was near completion, I spoke to classic graffiti writer, Diego 127, who had secured the space.

What an ideal spot for such a striking mural! 

Yes! I’d been eyeing this wall since I moved into this neighborhood in 2004.

alphabet mural r zJPG Queens Artists Diego 127, FCEE and Whisper aka Chip Love Fashion a Fantastical Alphabet in Jackson Heights

And how did you go about securing it for this mural?

I eventually connected with Dudley Stewart, an active member of the local community and the president of the Jackson Heights Green Alliance. And he was able to get us the support that we needed to make this happen.

How did you come up with this concept — this amazing alphabet?

Lots of text messages between Chip and me! And we loved the idea of playing with the letters of the alphabet — as we so often do — on a big wall.

alphabet mural jackson heights Queens Artists Diego 127, FCEE and Whisper aka Chip Love Fashion a Fantastical Alphabet in Jackson Heights

Why did you choose to work with white, black and grey? I love the effect. The impact of this mural is tremendous.

As an illustrator, I often work in black and white. And Chip, in particular, loves black and white.

Did you guys work from an initial sketch or did it all happen on site?

We had developed a loose plan. But the mural, itself, evolved organically. We free-styled, continually revising it and adding to it.

alphabet mural fragment Queens Artists Diego 127, FCEE and Whisper aka Chip Love Fashion a Fantastical Alphabet in Jackson Heights

How long have you guys been working on this mural?

We started in May; so it’s been two months.

How have the kids responded to it?

They love it and they’ve loved watching the process.

street art mural art artists nyc Queens Artists Diego 127, FCEE and Whisper aka Chip Love Fashion a Fantastical Alphabet in Jackson Heights

Congratulations on this! I’m so glad I got to see it!  What a fantastical alphabet!

Interview with Diego 127 by Lois Stavsky; all photos by Lois Stavsky; photo #1 features FCEE; seated in final photo are: Whisper aka Chip LoveFCEE & Diego 127.

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patch whiskey at work atlanta OuterSpace Project Brings 18 New Murals to Atlanta: Patch Whisky, Nychos, Greg Mike, Yoyo Ferro, Sabek, Nase Pop, Dr. Dax & more

OuterSpace, an event series that merges public art, live music, design, action sports and culture, has recently added 18 new visually intriguing murals to Atlanta, Georgia’s visual landscape. Pictured above is Charleston, South Carolina-based artist Patch Whisky at work. Here are several more images — some of completed murals, and others while still in progress.

Austrian artist Nychos at work

nychos paints OuterSpace Project Brings 18 New Murals to Atlanta: Patch Whisky, Nychos, Greg Mike, Yoyo Ferro, Sabek, Nase Pop, Dr. Dax & more

 Atlanta-based artist Greg MikeOuterSpace founder

GREG MIKE Photoby Corey Weimer OuterSpace Project Brings 18 New Murals to Atlanta: Patch Whisky, Nychos, Greg Mike, Yoyo Ferro, Sabek, Nase Pop, Dr. Dax & more

Atlanta-based Yoyo Ferro

YOYO FERRO Photo by Kristin Ferro OuterSpace Project Brings 18 New Murals to Atlanta: Patch Whisky, Nychos, Greg Mike, Yoyo Ferro, Sabek, Nase Pop, Dr. Dax & more

Spanish artist Sabek

SABEK Photo by Elliot Alcalde OuterSpace Project Brings 18 New Murals to Atlanta: Patch Whisky, Nychos, Greg Mike, Yoyo Ferro, Sabek, Nase Pop, Dr. Dax & more

Buenos Aires-based Nase Pop at work

nase pop OuterSpace Project Brings 18 New Murals to Atlanta: Patch Whisky, Nychos, Greg Mike, Yoyo Ferro, Sabek, Nase Pop, Dr. Dax & more

Atlanta-based Dr Dax

DR.DAX Photo by DV Photo OuterSpace Project Brings 18 New Murals to Atlanta: Patch Whisky, Nychos, Greg Mike, Yoyo Ferro, Sabek, Nase Pop, Dr. Dax & more

All photos courtesy OuterSpace: DV Photography; 3 Corey Weimer; 4 Kristin Ferro & 5 Elliot Alcalde 

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vanessa rosa stencil art brooklyn NYC Speaking with Brazilian Visual Artist and Art Historian Vanessa Rosa

I first encountered Vanessa Rosa’s mesmerizing aesthetic several months back in Lisbon, Portugal.  I was delighted to have the opportunity to then meet up with the wonderfully talented Brazilian visual artist and art historian here in New York City. 

When and where did you first hit up a public space?

Back in 2009 in a favela in Rio.

What inspired you at the time?

I’d always been interested in street art. I love the way it is accessible to everyone – not just to people who visit museums.  Most of my schoolmates back in Rio had never entered a museum or a gallery. But they were very ecxited to see the rise of street painting in Rio.

Have you any preferred surfaces?

I like adapting to different spaces. I’ve painted on a variety of surfaces from doors to boats.

Do you tend to paint alone or collaborate with other artists?

I almost always paint alone; I’m not much into groups. But I’m open to working with others. Collaborating allows us to learn from one another.

vanessa rosa stenil art in NYC Speaking with Brazilian Visual Artist and Art Historian Vanessa Rosa

What was the riskiest thing you’ve done?

Painting in precarious places – places without staircases, or just terribly bad improvised ladders.

Have you any thoughts about the graffiti/street art divide?

It used to be largely blurred in Rio, but that’s changing now. It’s very important to respect tagging. However, when we’re working with a community that does not like tagging, confusions and conflicts can arise. Confusion also arises between street artists and graffiti writers when we don’t know who really owns a particular wall — legally or symbolically.

Do you have a formal art education?

I studied Art in Rio, did an exchange in Paris and had the opportunity to take classes through fellowships in programs in NYC, as well.

Has your formal education been worthwhile?

I feel that it has positively affected the way I deal with colors, history and concepts.

vanessa rosa laser stencil nyc Speaking with Brazilian Visual Artist and Art Historian Vanessa Rosa

What percentage of your time is devoted to art?

Everything I do is connected to art, including the academic research and publishing business that I do.

How do you feel about the engagement of the corporate world with street artists?

I’m most comfortable working with NGO’s. I will only collaborate with a corporate entity that adapts to my beliefs.

Have you shown your work in galleries?

I’ve exhibited in Brazil, Berlin, Paris, Basel and NYC. Now it’s changing, but many of the exhibits I’ve done were in very alternative places, like buildings occupied by artists or who knows what!

Do you work with a sketch in hand or do you let it flow?

It varies; often I don’t work from a sketch. Or I start with a sketch and then it becomes something else.

Vanessa rosa street art lisbon portugal Speaking with Brazilian Visual Artist and Art Historian Vanessa Rosa

Are you generally satisfied with your finished work?

I usually am. But sometimes it takes me awhile. When I just finish it, often I think it should be better. But then I realize it’s fine; it’s just different from what I had in mind. I’m often megalomaniac and I want to do too much — like too complicated, too many details, even bigger, more conceptually innovative from the previous works, or who knows what! At some point I end up accepting my limitations.

How has your work evolved through the years?

As I get deeper and deeper into research, my work continues to evolve reflecting a multiplicity of cultures. Personally, I’m the result of a very mixed cultural background, and my love for history and travel makes me always want to expand my worldview. Curiosity is essential, curiosity and affection, being interested in things and wanting to learn with them is a way of loving life.

Are there any particular cultures that have influenced your aesthetic?

Portuguese, Islamic, West African and Central European.

What inspires your work these days?

Transcultural exchange throughout history. What I’m studying now is a mix of Art History, History of Science and Post Colonialist Theory.

vanessa rosa street art brazil Speaking with Brazilian Visual Artist and Art Historian Vanessa Rosa

How do you feel about the role of the Internet in all of this?

It is essential to the phenomenon of public art. The Internet is essentially a public space. And it definitely makes it much easier to travel around and know people.

What do you see as the role of the artist in society?

I feel that the artist has an ethical responsibility to help others become more humane. Or just to show people how interesting the world is. Or how it could be.

Note: Vanessa Rosa has begun a new huge work at the entrance of Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Images:

1-3 Imaginary Tiles Project, Brooklyn Brush, Bushwick, 2017

Blue Wall Project, close-up, Lisbon, 2015 

Rio de Janeiro, 2016 

Photos: 1-4, Lois Stavsky; 5 courtesy of the artist

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sunny sundancer mural art LES NYC Sonny Launches International Tour of His To the Bone Project on Manhattans Lower East Side

Based in Johannesburg, UK native Sonny recently brought his extraordinary talents and passion for animals to NYC. I had the opportunity to speak to him when he took a brief break from painting a massive mural overlooking Allen Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

What brought you to NYC?

I am here to launch my first mural in North America for the To the Bone project in partnership with IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

What is the mission of the To the Bone project?

It utilizes street art to increase awareness of animal conservation and to raise funds to rescue animals in crisis throughout the globe.

sonny sundancer mural close up Sonny Launches International Tour of His To the Bone Project on Manhattans Lower East Side

What spurred your engagement in the project?

Living in South Africa surrounded by animals, I developed a passion for them. And painting them on huge murals is a positive way for me to do street art and pay tribute to the beauty of these animals, while raising attention to their plight.

Where else will this project be taking you?

In the weeks ahead, I will be painting in Canada, Russia and in India.

What are some of the other animals represented in the To the Bone Project?

Among them are a rhino, a leopard, an elephant, a bear and a gorilla.  There will be a total of ten, with the gorilla the face of an upcoming exhibition in London.

sonny sundancer paint spray cans Sonny Launches International Tour of His To the Bone Project on Manhattans Lower East Side

You’ve also painted several canvases and released prints in coordination with this project.

Yes. The original artwork will be exhibited and auctioned off, with prints of the works available online — with 10% of sales donated to South Africa landscape work and IFAW’s work with tigers in Russia. Among the original works are hand-painted skull replicas that showcase endangered animals from around the world. These paintings show the animals’ faces breaking away to reveal the raw skeletons underneath, symbolic of how these beautiful creatures are quickly fading away.

Can you tell us something about the patterns that adorn your works? 

They are tribal patterns from the animals’ countries of origin. When we lose these animals, we’re losing a part of our heritage too. That is the message conveyed by these distinct patterns.

Sonny Sundancer mural art Jelani Johannesburg Sonny Launches International Tour of His To the Bone Project on Manhattans Lower East Side

Your murals are stunning. Have you a formal art education?

No. I’m self-taught. I painted my first large-scale mural three years ago.

That’s quite impressive! Are there any muralists out there who have inspired you?

Among these whose works have inspired me are Case Maclaim and Faith47.

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How can folks support your project?

They can visit our website to learn more about the To the Bone project and buy artwork. And they can help us raise money for the IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare by donating here.

Good luck with your project.  And we are thrilled that you launched the international tour of To the Bone here in NYC.

Images:

1-3 New York Lion

4  Jelani, Johannesburg

5 Grizzly Bear, Cambridge Street Art Festival, Ontaria

Photo credits: 1 Lois Stavsky; 2 & 3 Karin du Maire; 4 & 5 courtesy Tess Cunliffe

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This is the 13th in a series of occasional posts featuring the range of faces that have surfaced in NYC open spaces:

Toofly at the Welling Court Mural Project in Astoria, Queens

toofly street art welling court Faces in NYC Open Spaces, Part XIII: Toofly, David Choe, Cern, Tristan Eaton, See One &  Victor Landeta aka Aum

David Choe, close-up from his all-too-ephemeral mural on Bowery & Houston

david cho street art nyc Faces in NYC Open Spaces, Part XIII: Toofly, David Choe, Cern, Tristan Eaton, See One &  Victor Landeta aka Aum

Cernesto at the Welling Court Mural Project in Astoria, Queens

cernesto street art astoria nyc Faces in NYC Open Spaces, Part XIII: Toofly, David Choe, Cern, Tristan Eaton, See One &  Victor Landeta aka Aum

Tristan Eaton at Coney Art Walls

tristan eaton street art coney island Faces in NYC Open Spaces, Part XIII: Toofly, David Choe, Cern, Tristan Eaton, See One &  Victor Landeta aka Aum

See One in Long Island City for Arts Org

see one street art LIC edited 1 Faces in NYC Open Spaces, Part XIII: Toofly, David Choe, Cern, Tristan Eaton, See One &  Victor Landeta aka Aum

Berlin-based Spanish artist Victor Landeta aka Aum in Bushwick

Victor landeta Bushwick collective edited 1 Faces in NYC Open Spaces, Part XIII: Toofly, David Choe, Cern, Tristan Eaton, See One &  Victor Landeta aka Aum

 Photos by Lois Stavsky

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meres graffiti nyc New at Brooklyn Reclaimed: Meres, T Kid 170, Rath, Pase, VIP Rap, Sloke and 4Sakn

The walls at and in the vicinity of  Brooklyn Reclaimed brim with first-rate graffiti by artists from near and far. Pictured above is by Brooklyn Reclaimed curator, Meres One.  Several more images that I recently captured follow:

The legendary T-Kid 170

t kid graffiti nyc New at Brooklyn Reclaimed: Meres, T Kid 170, Rath, Pase, VIP Rap, Sloke and 4Sakn

NYC-based Rath

rath graffiti nyc New at Brooklyn Reclaimed: Meres, T Kid 170, Rath, Pase, VIP Rap, Sloke and 4Sakn

Bronx-based Pase

pase bt graffiti nyc New at Brooklyn Reclaimed: Meres, T Kid 170, Rath, Pase, VIP Rap, Sloke and 4Sakn

The itinerant VIP Rap

vip rap graffiti nyc New at Brooklyn Reclaimed: Meres, T Kid 170, Rath, Pase, VIP Rap, Sloke and 4Sakn

Texas-based Sloke

sloke graffiti nyc New at Brooklyn Reclaimed: Meres, T Kid 170, Rath, Pase, VIP Rap, Sloke and 4Sakn

New Jersey-based 4Sakn

4 saken graffiti nyc New at Brooklyn Reclaimed: Meres, T Kid 170, Rath, Pase, VIP Rap, Sloke and 4Sakn

 Photos by Lois Stavsky

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Lee quinones mural art coney art walls NYC New at <em>Coney Art Walls</em> for Summer 2017: Lee Quinones, Mark Bodé, Chris Stain, Skewville, Ganzeer, Alexis Diaz, Shantell Martin, Jim Drain, Crash with BR 163 and more

Curated by Joseph Sitt and Jeffrey Deitch, Coney Art Walls has officially launched its 2017 season with the addition of ten new murals:  Featured above is the work of the legendary Lee Quinones. What follows are several more:

Noted comic artist, muralist and tattooist Mark Bodé, captured while gated

mark bode mural art coney art walls NYC New at <em>Coney Art Walls</em> for Summer 2017: Lee Quinones, Mark Bodé, Chris Stain, Skewville, Ganzeer, Alexis Diaz, Shantell Martin, Jim Drain, Crash with BR 163 and more

NYC-based stencil artist Chris Stain

chris stain street art mural coney art walls nyc New at <em>Coney Art Walls</em> for Summer 2017: Lee Quinones, Mark Bodé, Chris Stain, Skewville, Ganzeer, Alexis Diaz, Shantell Martin, Jim Drain, Crash with BR 163 and more

Queens-native Skewville, close-up

skewville street art mural coney art walls nyc New at <em>Coney Art Walls</em> for Summer 2017: Lee Quinones, Mark Bodé, Chris Stain, Skewville, Ganzeer, Alexis Diaz, Shantell Martin, Jim Drain, Crash with BR 163 and more

Egyptian artist Mohamed Fahmy aka Ganzeer

Ganzeer New at <em>Coney Art Walls</em> for Summer 2017: Lee Quinones, Mark Bodé, Chris Stain, Skewville, Ganzeer, Alexis Diaz, Shantell Martin, Jim Drain, Crash with BR 163 and more

Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz, work in progress

alexis diaz street art mural coney art walls nyc New at <em>Coney Art Walls</em> for Summer 2017: Lee Quinones, Mark Bodé, Chris Stain, Skewville, Ganzeer, Alexis Diaz, Shantell Martin, Jim Drain, Crash with BR 163 and more

UK native multidisciplinary artist  Shantell Martin

 Shantell Martin mural art coney art walls NYC. New at <em>Coney Art Walls</em> for Summer 2017: Lee Quinones, Mark Bodé, Chris Stain, Skewville, Ganzeer, Alexis Diaz, Shantell Martin, Jim Drain, Crash with BR 163 and more

Miami-based Jim Drain

Jim Drain street art mural coney art walls nyc New at <em>Coney Art Walls</em> for Summer 2017: Lee Quinones, Mark Bodé, Chris Stain, Skewville, Ganzeer, Alexis Diaz, Shantell Martin, Jim Drain, Crash with BR 163 and more

 Bronx-based John Matos aka Crash and BR 163

Crash BR163 TatsCru street art mural coney art walls nyc New at <em>Coney Art Walls</em> for Summer 2017: Lee Quinones, Mark Bodé, Chris Stain, Skewville, Ganzeer, Alexis Diaz, Shantell Martin, Jim Drain, Crash with BR 163 and more

Bordered by Bowery Street, West 15th Street and Stillwell Avenue near the Coney Island boardwalk and beach, Coney Art Walls is open daily 12pm – 10pm through September. Throughout the summer, Coney Art Walls – launched by Thor Equities – will host dozens of appearances and live entertainment.

Photo credits: 1-6 & 8 Lois Stavsky; 7 Roy Rochlin & 8 courtesy of Thor Equities

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marcelo ment close up JMZ Speaking with Rio de Janeiro Based Artist Marcelo Ment

Brazilian artist Marcelo Ment recently brought his infectious, spirited aesthetic back to NYC, where he painted in Bushwick for JMZ Walls, on the Lower East Side for the New Allen and at First Street Green Park for International Hip Hop Day. While he was here, I had the opportunity to interview him.

When and where did you first get up?

It was in 1992 in Rio. I was 15 at the time.

What inspired you back then?

I always loved graffiti. My friends used to bring back graffiti magazines from the States, and I loved what I saw. I wanted to do it too. And from the time I was a young child, my older sister had always encouraged me to draw.

How did it feel at the time – the first time you got up?

It was great! I was so excited, I had butterflies in my stomach. It was love at first touch.

marcelo ment street art jmz Speaking with Rio de Janeiro Based Artist Marcelo Ment

How did your family feel about what you were doing back then?

My mom didn’t understand it.  She said, “You have talent. So why are you doing this?” But now my entire family is proud of me.  They respect that I can make a living from what I love doing.

Yes, that’s the best! What is the principal source of your income?

Commissions, graphic design and canvasses.

What was the riskiest thing you’ve done?

Painting in high places that were not safe.

So then why did you?

I told myself that I have to.

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What about these days? Do you prefer to work in legal spots or in unsanctioned ones?

These days I tend to do more legal work. I’m 40. I’m not a kid anymore, and I have serious responsibilities. But I respect illegal art and I miss the adrenalin rush.

Have you any thoughts about the graffiti/street art divide?

I don’t feel it in Rio. There’s a sense of mutual respect.

Are there any particular cultures that have influenced your style?

My initial and principal influence was classic NYC graffiti. I love letters.

Do you have a formal art education?

No! I’m self-taught.

marcelo ment paints east village nyc Speaking with Rio de Janeiro Based Artist Marcelo Ment

What percentage of your time is devoted to art?

Almost 100%.

Have you any other interests? Passions?

Music is very important to me. I especially love reggae – all kinds of it.

Have you shown your work in galleries?

Yes, I’ve exhibited in Rio and in Amsterdam.

Do you prefer working alone or collaborating with others?

I love collaborating with friends.

marcelo ment bushwick street art nyc Speaking with Rio de Janeiro Based Artist Marcelo Ment

Are there any artists you would particularly like to collaborate with? Artists who have inspired you?

Among them are: Marko 93 from Paris, Germany’s Can2 and the Brazilian artist, Tarm.

What is your ideal working environment?

Anywhere I have access to paint!

Do you work with a sketch in hand or do you let it flow?

It varies. I prefer to freestyle.

Are you generally satisfied with your finished work?

I don’t think I am.  We are all so far from our best.

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How has your work evolved through the years?

It’s evolved from painting letters to painting women. Painting women has been particularly challenging. And as I continue to grow as an artist, I tend to fuse my various styles and skills.

How do you feel about the role of social media in all of this?

It’s good and bad. Some are too eager to share what’s not worth sharing.

What do you see as the role of the artist in society?

To share knowledge and awareness.

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Photos: Lois Stavsky; interview conducted and edited by Lois Stavsky

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see one street art welling court The 8th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Readies to Launch with See One, Queen Andrea, SP One, Bluze, Sinned, Onel with Roberto Castillo, ASVP & Dozens More

Curated by Ad Hoc Art, the Welling Court Mural Project is once again bringing a diverse range of intriguing murals to Welling Court and its neighboring blocks in Astoria, Queens. Many artists have already begun painting in anticipation of tomorrow’s Block Party. A few have already finished. Pictured above is a completed mural by See One. Here are several more images I captured today:

Queen Andrea

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 SP One at work

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Bluze

bluze The 8th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Readies to Launch with See One, Queen Andrea, SP One, Bluze, Sinned, Onel with Roberto Castillo, ASVP & Dozens More

Sinned NYC

sinned0nyc The 8th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Readies to Launch with See One, Queen Andrea, SP One, Bluze, Sinned, Onel with Roberto Castillo, ASVP & Dozens More

Onel and Roberto Castillo

onel and robert castillo The 8th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Readies to Launch with See One, Queen Andrea, SP One, Bluze, Sinned, Onel with Roberto Castillo, ASVP & Dozens More

ASVP at work

asvp The 8th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Readies to Launch with See One, Queen Andrea, SP One, Bluze, Sinned, Onel with Roberto Castillo, ASVP & Dozens More

Tomorrow’s Block Party begins at noon at 11-98 Welling Court at 30th Avenue & 12th Street in Astoria, Queens.

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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ricardo gonzalez aka its a living street art DC POW! WOW! DC in NoMa: Its a Living, Muro, CRI, Kaplan, Madsteez, Martin Swift, Mas Paz, Miss Che Love & KeyHan

POW! WOW!, an international art movement that celebrates culture, music and art in cities throughout the globe, recently returned to Washington DC’s NoMa neighborhood. While down in DC last week, I had the opportunity to check out several recent murals. Pictured above is by Brooklyn-based Mexican artist Ricardo Gonzalez aka It’s a Living. What follows are a few more images I captured:

Spanish artist Muro, segment of larger mural

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DC-based Juan Pinada aka CRI

cri juan pineda street art dc POW! WOW! DC in NoMa: Its a Living, Muro, CRI, Kaplan, Madsteez, Martin Swift, Mas Paz, Miss Che Love & KeyHan

 Hawaii-based Kaplan Bunce aka Kapache1

japlan kapache1 street art dc POW! WOW! DC in NoMa: Its a Living, Muro, CRI, Kaplan, Madsteez, Martin Swift, Mas Paz, Miss Che Love & KeyHan

LA-based Mark Paul Deren aka Madsteez

Madsteez street art dc POW! WOW! DC in NoMa: Its a Living, Muro, CRI, Kaplan, Madsteez, Martin Swift, Mas Paz, Miss Che Love & KeyHan

DC-based Martin Swift, captured near completion

Martin swift street art dc pow wow POW! WOW! DC in NoMa: Its a Living, Muro, CRI, Kaplan, Madsteez, Martin Swift, Mas Paz, Miss Che Love & KeyHan

DC-based Mas Paz at work

mas paz live painting dc POW! WOW! DC in NoMa: Its a Living, Muro, CRI, Kaplan, Madsteez, Martin Swift, Mas Paz, Miss Che Love & KeyHan

DC-based Miss Che Love at work

che love love painting dc POW! WOW! DC in NoMa: Its a Living, Muro, CRI, Kaplan, Madsteez, Martin Swift, Mas Paz, Miss Che Love & KeyHan

Arlington-based KeyHan, one segment of huge mural

KeyHan street art DC POW! WOW! DC in NoMa: Its a Living, Muro, CRI, Kaplan, Madsteez, Martin Swift, Mas Paz, Miss Che Love & KeyHan

Among this year’s man sponsors were: the NoMa BID, neighborhood real estate developers Skanska and Folger-Pratt, Whole Foods and Montana Cans.

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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