Shepard Fairey

This is Part II in an ongoing series of posts featuring politically and socially conscious works that have surfaced on NYC streets:

Caleb Neelon and Katie Yamasaki collaborate on a memorial wall for Kalief Browder at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

caleb Neelon and Katie Yamasaki street art NYC Politically and Socially Conscious NYC Street Art, Part II: Caleb Neelon & Katie Yamasaki, Shepard Fairey, Kesley Montague, Icy & Sot, Chris Stain & Josh MacPhee, David Shillinglaw & Lily Mixe

East Harlem wheatpastes

east harlem political stencils Politically and Socially Conscious NYC Street Art, Part II: Caleb Neelon & Katie Yamasaki, Shepard Fairey, Kesley Montague, Icy & Sot, Chris Stain & Josh MacPhee, David Shillinglaw & Lily Mixe

Shepard Fairey in Coney Island

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Kesley Montague leaves a message in Nolita

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Icy and Sot at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

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Chris Stain and Josh MacPhee in the East Village, fragment from mural in First Street Green Park

Chris Stain street art lower east side Politically and Socially Conscious NYC Street Art, Part II: Caleb Neelon & Katie Yamasaki, Shepard Fairey, Kesley Montague, Icy & Sot, Chris Stain & Josh MacPhee, David Shillinglaw & Lily Mixe

David Shillinglaw and Lily Mixe for Earth Day in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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Photos: 1 & 2 Dani Reyes Mozeson; 3, 4, 6 & 7 Lois Stavsky and 5 Tara Murray

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Shepard Fairey and Obey Crew 2 Stylish Murals Transform DUMBO’s Visual Landscape: Shepard Fairey, Faith47, DALeast, Eltono and MOMO

It’s been busy in DUMBO, Brooklyn. For the past week, some of our favorite artists have been gracing its walls with stylishly striking artwork, transforming its landscape into a stunning open-air gallery.

Shepard Fairey at work

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Faith47, close-up from completed mural

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Another Faith47 close-up

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DALeast, close-up from completed mural

DALeast street art in DUMBO NYC Stylish Murals Transform DUMBO’s Visual Landscape: Shepard Fairey, Faith47, DALeast, Eltono and MOMO

Another close-up from DalEast’s mural

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Eltono at work

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Another close-up from Eltono mural in progress

El Tono. Stylish Murals Transform DUMBO’s Visual Landscape: Shepard Fairey, Faith47, DALeast, Eltono and MOMO

MOMO, close-up 

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Another close-up from MOMO mural in progress

MOMO street art in DUMBO Stylish Murals Transform DUMBO’s Visual Landscape: Shepard Fairey, Faith47, DALeast, Eltono and MOMO

These murals are among eight to grace a four-block stretch along the BQE. We will continue documenting DUMBO Walls on our Facebook page.

Photos by Dani Mozeson

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For the past several years, the huge wall on Manhattan’s Bowery and Houston Street has served as a canvas for some of the globe’s most expressive street art.  Featuring the work of a diverse range of artists from the hugely talented Brazilian twins Os Gemeos to Brooklyn’s famed Faile duo, it entices and engages passersby daily. Here are a few highlights of the past two years:

Os Gemeos installation: summer, 2009:

os gemeos street art Bowery New York The Wall on Bowery and Houston Street

Shepard Fairey aka Obey installation, spring 2010:

Shepard Fairey Obey street art Bowery New York The Wall on Bowery and Houston Street

Barry McGee aka Twist. mural, fall 2010:
 Barry McGee street art Bowery New York The Wall on Bowery and Houston Street
Faile, current mural, installed fall, 2011:

Faile street art Bowery New York3 The Wall on Bowery and Houston Street

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