Mr prvt street art edited 1 Its Happening at the Bushwick Collective: Mr. Prvrt, Bishop 203, Thievin Stephen and more

It’s been busy at the Bushwick Collective with new murals surfacing by local, regional and international artists. Here’s a small sampling of what’s been going down:

Mr. Prvrt — pictured above — with his new mural, and as seen, below, in Sunday’s sun

Mr Prvrt Bushwick Collective street art NYC Its Happening at the Bushwick Collective: Mr. Prvrt, Bishop 203, Thievin Stephen and more

Bishop 203 to the left of Danielle Mastrion’s long-running Biggie mural

bishop203 graffiti street art  Its Happening at the Bushwick Collective: Mr. Prvrt, Bishop 203, Thievin Stephen and more

Thievin’ Stephen — at work on Jefferson off Saint Nicholas

Thievin Stephen street art action Bushwick Collective Its Happening at the Bushwick Collective: Mr. Prvrt, Bishop 203, Thievin Stephen and more

And  tomorrow — Wednesday evening — at 5pm, Tyson, a dear friend of the Bushwick Collective, is opening his doors to his new restaurant, Arrogant Swine, at 173 Morgan Avenue.

Vers Its Happening at the Bushwick Collective: Mr. Prvrt, Bishop 203, Thievin Stephen and more

Bushwick Collective founder and curator Joe Ficalora invites the Bushwick Collective fam to head over there. Expect to dine and wine with DJ’s, fire breathers, free tattoos and more surprises, along with a newly completed mural by Sexer.

Final image by Vers; all photos by Dani Reyes Mozeson

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U R New York ill the last stop  Pop International Galleries Showcases UR New Yorks New Works in Product of UR Environment

UR New York has fashioned an amazing array of works in a range of media for their newest exhibit, Product of UR Environment, that opened this past Thursday evening. On view at Pop International Galleries at 473 West Broadway in SoHo,  Mike Baca’s (aka 2Esae) and Fernando Romero’s (aka Ski) pieces on a range of surfaces — from spray cans to found objects to canvases — brilliantly reflect NYC’s distinct grit and the passion that it rouses. Here are a few more:

New York Side Hustle

UR New York side hustle mixed media on board  Pop International Galleries Showcases UR New Yorks New Works in Product of UR Environment

Brooklyn Boro

UR New York Brooklyn Be the Boro  Pop International Galleries Showcases UR New Yorks New Works in Product of UR Environment

Intersection

UR New York Intersection  Pop International Galleries Showcases UR New Yorks New Works in Product of UR Environment

Close-up from one of a series of fenced-in artworks with paste-ups, stickers, tags and more

Fenced In graffiti close up  Pop International Galleries Showcases UR New Yorks New Works in Product of UR Environment

And spray cans with a message

UR New York art on spray cans  Pop International Galleries Showcases UR New Yorks New Works in Product of UR Environment

UR New York Spray cans  Pop International Galleries Showcases UR New Yorks New Works in Product of UR Environment

Pop International Galleries SoHo location is open Mon to Sat 10am – 7pm and Sun 11am – 6pm.

Photos by Dani Reyes Mozeson

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stikman street art figure NYC Our Beloved stikman Invades Little Italy

Huge fans of stikman — in all his permutations — we were delighted to discover how active he’s recently been in Little Italy, particularly on Mulberry Street. Here’s a sampling of what we discovered this past week:

stikman sticker street art NYC Our Beloved stikman Invades Little Italy

stikman character street art nyc  Our Beloved stikman Invades Little Italy

And his homage to Dr.Seuss, whose very first children’s book was And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

stikman street art paste up NYC Our Beloved stikman Invades Little Italy

With an earlier 3-D variation peering from the rear left

stikman street art NYC Our Beloved stikman Invades Little Italy

And lurking behind bars

stikman street art gated NYC Our Beloved stikman Invades Little Italy

 Photos 1, 2, 4 and 6 by Lois Stavsky; 3 and 5 by the acutely observant City-as-School intern Robert Verdejo

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The Savage Habbit Mural Project continues to bring an amazing array of murals to nearby Hudson County. Just minutes from NYC, a treasure trove of public artworks can be found. Here’s a sampling:

Angelina Christina, Ease One & Never in Jersey City

angelina christina ease one never street art savage habbit NJ  The Savage Habbit Mural Project in Hudson County, NJ with: Angelina Christina, Ease One & Never, Mike Makatron, Smithe, Seher & Kraken and Nanook & Mata Ruda

Mike Makatron in Jersey City

Mike Makatron street art savage habbit  The Savage Habbit Mural Project in Hudson County, NJ with: Angelina Christina, Ease One & Never, Mike Makatron, Smithe, Seher & Kraken and Nanook & Mata Ruda

Smithe, Seher & Kraken in Union City

Smithe Seher Kraken savage habbit street art Union City  The Savage Habbit Mural Project in Hudson County, NJ with: Angelina Christina, Ease One & Never, Mike Makatron, Smithe, Seher & Kraken and Nanook & Mata Ruda

Smithe Seher Kraken street art savage habbit NJ  The Savage Habbit Mural Project in Hudson County, NJ with: Angelina Christina, Ease One & Never, Mike Makatron, Smithe, Seher & Kraken and Nanook & Mata Ruda

Mata Ruda and Nanook in Jersey City

nanook mata ruda savage habbit street art NJ  The Savage Habbit Mural Project in Hudson County, NJ with: Angelina Christina, Ease One & Never, Mike Makatron, Smithe, Seher & Kraken and Nanook & Mata Ruda

To continue showcasing international, national and local artists and enriching the visual landscape of Hudson County with outstanding murals, Savage Habbit recently launched a Kickstarter with wonderfully enticing rewards. Check it out here.

All photos courtesy of Savage Habbit

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This is the sixth in an occasional series featuring images of males who surface on NYC public spaces:

Dasic at the Bushwick Collective

Dasic street art muralBushwick Collective NYC Guys on Walls, Part VI: Dasic, Conor Harrington, Icy & Sot and Sonni, Sexer, Damien Mitchell and Danielle Mastrion

Connor Harrington for the LISA Project in Downtown Manhattan

Conor Harrington street art mural NYC Guys on Walls, Part VI: Dasic, Conor Harrington, Icy & Sot and Sonni, Sexer, Damien Mitchell and Danielle Mastrion

Icy & Sot and Sonni for the Bushwick Collective

icy and sot and sonny street art Bushwick Collective Guys on Walls, Part VI: Dasic, Conor Harrington, Icy & Sot and Sonni, Sexer, Damien Mitchell and Danielle Mastrion

Sexer for the Bushwick Collective

Sexer Bushwick Collective love 2 Guys on Walls, Part VI: Dasic, Conor Harrington, Icy & Sot and Sonni, Sexer, Damien Mitchell and Danielle Mastrion

Damien Mitchell at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

damien mitchell at welling court 2 Guys on Walls, Part VI: Dasic, Conor Harrington, Icy & Sot and Sonni, Sexer, Damien Mitchell and Danielle Mastrion

 Danielle Mastrion near Yankee Stadium in the Bronx

Danielle Mastrion shutter Guys on Walls, Part VI: Dasic, Conor Harrington, Icy & Sot and Sonni, Sexer, Damien Mitchell and Danielle Mastrion

Photos 1 and 6 by Lois Stavsky; 2-5 by Dani Reyes Mozeson

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DUMBO Arts Festival DUMBO Arts Festival: A Model of Community Engagement

Particularly impressive about this year’s DUMBO Arts Festival was not only the extraordinary array of art just about everywhere, but the wide extent of community engagement and expression in public space. Here’s a small sampling:

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Dumbo arts festival the world we want DUMBO Arts Festival: A Model of Community Engagement

Leaving a brief personal statement

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 And reading those left by others

Dumbo arts festival on the ground DUMBO Arts Festival: A Model of Community Engagement

Creating artwork with others

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Or alone

Dumbo arts festival kids zone close up DUMBO Arts Festival: A Model of Community Engagement

Signing a Giant Get-Well Card for Humanity

The Giant Get Well Card for Humanity DUMBO Arts Festival: A Model of Community Engagement

Or just leaving your mark

Dumbo Arts Festival Chalk wall in DUMBO DUMBO Arts Festival: A Model of Community Engagement

Sponsored by Two Trees Management Company, this year’s DUMBO Arts Festival serves as a model of community engagement with art in public space.

First image is of art installation, Reflection/Kolonihavehus, forged by Tom Fruin from recycled materials.  

All photos by Dani Reyes Mozeson.

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stikki peaches hot mess Montreal Based Stikki Peaches Brings a Hot Mess to NYC

For the past few days, we New Yorkers have been treated to a Hot Mess, the wildly expressive aesthetic of Montreal-based Stikki Peaches. Brought to us by Station 16, a Hot Mess, Stikki Peaches‘s first international exhibit, found a transitory home here at 345 Broome Street. Here are a few more images:  

Stikki Peaches NYC Montreal Based Stikki Peaches Brings a Hot Mess to NYC

stikki peaches portrait Montreal Based Stikki Peaches Brings a Hot Mess to NYC

One of many skulls

stikki peaches skull Montreal Based Stikki Peaches Brings a Hot Mess to NYC

stikki peaches skulls Montreal Based Stikki Peaches Brings a Hot Mess to NYC

And a somewhat wider view of the transformed Broome Street space

Stikki Peaches art work Montreal Based Stikki Peaches Brings a Hot Mess to NYC

For some insight into it all, you can check out Yoav Litvin‘s interview with Stikki Peaches here.

Photos of artworks by Dani Reyes Mozeson

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Cope2 graffiti on auto Dorian Grey Gallery  Strada Veloce Continues through October 5 at Dorian Grey Gallery with Cope2, Crash,  Joe Mac Lapadula, Nick Walker, Meres and more

Currently on view at Dorian Grey Gallery in the East Village is Strada Veloce, an intriguing exhibit largely fusing the divergent — seemingly contradictory — cultures of luxury autos and expressive graffiti. Here are a few more works (Cope2 pictured above):

John “Crash” Matos

John Matos Crash graffiti Dorian Grey Strada Veloce Continues through October 5 at Dorian Grey Gallery with Cope2, Crash,  Joe Mac Lapadula, Nick Walker, Meres and more

Luxury car customizer and furniture designer Joe MAC Lapadula of Martino Auto Concepts

Joe MAC Lapadula at Dorian Grey NYC Strada Veloce Continues through October 5 at Dorian Grey Gallery with Cope2, Crash,  Joe Mac Lapadula, Nick Walker, Meres and more

Nick Walker‘s iconic vandal 

Nick Walker at Dorian Grey Gallery Strada Veloce Continues through October 5 at Dorian Grey Gallery with Cope2, Crash,  Joe Mac Lapadula, Nick Walker, Meres and more

 A luxurious sofa featuring graffiti by Meres One

Meres graffiti Dorian Grey Gallery Strada Veloce Continues through October 5 at Dorian Grey Gallery with Cope2, Crash,  Joe Mac Lapadula, Nick Walker, Meres and more

And — in the window — a reproduction of a Ferrari painted by the legendary John “Crash” Matos

John Crash Matos car in window Strada Veloce Continues through October 5 at Dorian Grey Gallery with Cope2, Crash,  Joe Mac Lapadula, Nick Walker, Meres and more

This exhibit continues through next Sunday at 437 East 9th Street between 1st Ave and Ave A.  The gallery is open today — Sunday — from 12pm-6pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm-7pm.

Photos 1, 2 and 3 by Dani Reyes Mozeson; photo 4 by City-as-School intern Robert Verdejo; photo 5 by City-as-School intern Tyler Dean Flores and final photo by Lois Stavsky.

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Nick walker street art yonkers Stencil Art Master Nick Walker Kicks Off Yonkers Mural Project

As a kick-off to a mural program that will involve Street Art 101 classes and workshops, legendary UK-based artist Nick Walker recently completed a series of seven artworks in Downtown Yonkers. In an array of spaces – from a courtyard in the historic Downtown to a nearby rooftop — Nick Walker’s signature vandal can be found, along with the first public appearance of “Les Enfants Terribles.”  Here are a few more images.

Nick Walker at work

Nic Walker stencil street art Uonkers NY Stencil Art Master Nick Walker Kicks Off Yonkers Mural Project

Nick’s iconic vandal

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And one of its many variations

Nick walker street art in Yonkers Stencil Art Master Nick Walker Kicks Off Yonkers Mural Project

With a message from Nick

Nick Walker signs stencil Yonkers NY Stencil Art Master Nick Walker Kicks Off Yonkers Mural Project

Nick signs yet another variation of his iconic vandal

Nick Walker signs street art in Yonkers Stencil Art Master Nick Walker Kicks Off Yonkers Mural Project

And graces Yonkers with the first public view of “Les Enfants Terribles”   

Nick Walker stencil art with child yonkers NY Stencil Art Master Nick Walker Kicks Off Yonkers Mural Project

In this initiative, managed by local nonprofit, Community Engagement Through the Arts, a team of youth will be assembled to maintain the murals that invited guest artists create in public spaces. Plans are, also, underway for a possible collaboration between the City of Yonkers and the Bushwick Collective.

Photo credit: @fafafooie

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Harrison Love art at Scholastic Scholastic Hosts Art.Write.Now.POP UP! with Harrison Love Creating Live Art in Its SoHo Headquarters Window

Celebrating the launch of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Scholastic is hosting a pop-up art studio, titled Art.Write.Now.POP-UP!, in its Scholastic Headquarters Window at 557 Broadway in SoHo. Harrison Love, an award-winning artist, is creating live art daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. through Friday. We stopped by yesterday afternoon and had the opportunity to pose a few questions to Harrison.

How did you team up with Scholastic?

In 2004, when I was a senior in high school in Connecticut, some artwork that I had created was submitted to a contest sponsored by Scholastic. I then received an invitation to a Scholastic event where I received five awards.

Harrison Love artwork for Scholastic Scholastic Hosts Art.Write.Now.POP UP! with Harrison Love Creating Live Art in Its SoHo Headquarters Window

What was that like?

It was amazing! It gave me the encouragement I needed to continue to be creative and to establish a career as a visual artist. Scholastic also continues to give me a sense of community. And as so many of us artists tend to be loners, this is something that we need.

What is it like for you — 10 years later — to be painting in such a public space as a window in SoHo on a street as busy as Broadway?

It is very interesting. I like it! It gives me an opportunity to communicate with people without talking!

Harrison Love close up at Scholastic Scholastic Hosts Art.Write.Now.POP UP! with Harrison Love Creating Live Art in Its SoHo Headquarters Window

Have you ever painted in public before?

Not quite like this! But I’ve done live painting in a few cities including San Francisco.

What inspired you to create these particular pieces that you are working on now?

They are prints for an upcoming book that is based on my travels to the Peruvian Amazon.

Harrison Love street art Scholastic Hosts Art.Write.Now.POP UP! with Harrison Love Creating Live Art in Its SoHo Headquarters Window

What’s ahead? 

One of my artworks was recently acquired by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).  I’m looking forward to getting my art out in many more settings both here and in my travels abroad.

Note: Triangle mirrors, prisms, mylar and glass structures fabricated by Colin Bowring, the Art Science Wizard.

Interview conducted by City-as-School intern Tyler Dean Flores; photos 1 and 3 by Tyler Dean Flores, 2 and 4 courtesy of the artist. Educators and students interested in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards can register here.

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