In its mission to “make the JMZ lines more colorful – one wall, one gate, one space at a time,” JMZ Walls has brought not only color, but intrigue and charm, to Broadway and Myrtle and its immediate vicinity. Here is a  sampling:

Jay Shells

Jay shells street art bushwck JMZ Walls Brings Color and Intrigue to the JMZ Line with Jay Shells, Fumero, Danielle Mastrion, Claw Money, BK Foxx, Zukie and more

@ducklings

ducklings street art bushwick nyc JMZ Walls Brings Color and Intrigue to the JMZ Line with Jay Shells, Fumero, Danielle Mastrion, Claw Money, BK Foxx, Zukie and more

Fumero

fumero street art bushwick NYC JMZ Walls Brings Color and Intrigue to the JMZ Line with Jay Shells, Fumero, Danielle Mastrion, Claw Money, BK Foxx, Zukie and more

Danielle Mastrion‘s homage to Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri

danielle mastrion steet art Bushwick JMZ Walls Brings Color and Intrigue to the JMZ Line with Jay Shells, Fumero, Danielle Mastrion, Claw Money, BK Foxx, Zukie and more

Claw Money

claw money jmz walls street art nyc JMZ Walls Brings Color and Intrigue to the JMZ Line with Jay Shells, Fumero, Danielle Mastrion, Claw Money, BK Foxx, Zukie and more

BK Foxx

bk foxx street art jmz walls JMZ Walls Brings Color and Intrigue to the JMZ Line with Jay Shells, Fumero, Danielle Mastrion, Claw Money, BK Foxx, Zukie and more

Zukie

zukie street art bushwick nyc JMZ Walls Brings Color and Intrigue to the JMZ Line with Jay Shells, Fumero, Danielle Mastrion, Claw Money, BK Foxx, Zukie and more

Photo of Claw Money by Dani Reyes Mozeson; all others by Lois Stavsky

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Keith Haring art at Dorian Grey Gallery NYC1 East Village Alchemy Continues through Sunday at Dorian Grey with: Keith Haring, Paolo Buggiani, Ken Hiratsuka and Scot Borofsky

Dorian Grey‘s current exhibit, East Village Alchemy, takes us on a magical foray through the East Village’s 1980′s street art scene presenting a range of artworks by four of its key practitioners. Here’s a sampling:

Keith Haring subway drawing, early 80′s

keith haring subway art dorian grey gallery East Village Alchemy Continues through Sunday at Dorian Grey with: Keith Haring, Paolo Buggiani, Ken Hiratsuka and Scot Borofsky

Paolo Buggiani, Performance Art, Unsuccessful Attack to the World Trade Center, 1983

Paolo Buggiani dorian grey East Village Alchemy Continues through Sunday at Dorian Grey with: Keith Haring, Paolo Buggiani, Ken Hiratsuka and Scot Borofsky

 Ken Hiratsuka, whose intricately-carved artworks have been part of our city’s visual landscape since the early 80′s

Ken Hiratsuka dorian grey East Village Alchemy Continues through Sunday at Dorian Grey with: Keith Haring, Paolo Buggiani, Ken Hiratsuka and Scot Borofsky

Scot Borofsky, whose symbol-based graphics graced the walls of the East Village in the 80′s

scot borofsky primitive art dorian grey East Village Alchemy Continues through Sunday at Dorian Grey with: Keith Haring, Paolo Buggiani, Ken Hiratsuka and Scot Borofsky

scot borofsky art dorian grey gallery nyc East Village Alchemy Continues through Sunday at Dorian Grey with: Keith Haring, Paolo Buggiani, Ken Hiratsuka and Scot Borofsky

The Dorian Grey Gallery is located at 437 East 9th Street at Avenue A in Manhattan’s East Village..

Photos of artworks 2-6 on exhibit by Dani Reyes Mozeson

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This is the fourth in a series of occasional posts featuring the range of creatures that share our streets with us.

Rotterdam-based Eelco ’Virus’ Van den Berg at the Bushwick Collective

eelco street art bushwick collective nyc A Feast of Beasts on NYC Streets, Part IV: Eelco Virus, Ramon Brito, Eder Muniz, Mr. Prvrt, Mike Makatron, Dan Witz and Never

Miami-based Ramon Brito aka garabatoarte in Bushwick

garabato street art NYC A Feast of Beasts on NYC Streets, Part IV: Eelco Virus, Ramon Brito, Eder Muniz, Mr. Prvrt, Mike Makatron, Dan Witz and Never

Brazilian artist Eder Muniz in Bushwick

eder muniz street art nyc A Feast of Beasts on NYC Streets, Part IV: Eelco Virus, Ramon Brito, Eder Muniz, Mr. Prvrt, Mike Makatron, Dan Witz and Never

Rochester-based Mr. Prvrt in Bushwick

mr. prvrt street art in bushwick nyc A Feast of Beasts on NYC Streets, Part IV: Eelco Virus, Ramon Brito, Eder Muniz, Mr. Prvrt, Mike Makatron, Dan Witz and Never

Australian artist Mike Makatron in Williamsburg

Mike Makatron street art nyc A Feast of Beasts on NYC Streets, Part IV: Eelco Virus, Ramon Brito, Eder Muniz, Mr. Prvrt, Mike Makatron, Dan Witz and Never

Dan Witz at the Bushwick Collective

dan witz streeet art nyc A Feast of Beasts on NYC Streets, Part IV: Eelco Virus, Ramon Brito, Eder Muniz, Mr. Prvrt, Mike Makatron, Dan Witz and Never

Never at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

never street art welling court nyc A Feast of Beasts on NYC Streets, Part IV: Eelco Virus, Ramon Brito, Eder Muniz, Mr. Prvrt, Mike Makatron, Dan Witz and Never

Photo credits: 1, 4-6 by Dani Reyes Mozeson; 2, 3 & 7 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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cycle street art graffiti NYC A Visit to 106 Bayard with: Cycle, Part One, Dr. Revolt, Wolf 1 AOK, Futura, Lady Pink, Team, Whisper, Pure TFP and more

Straddling the border between Williamsburg and Greenpoint, the building at 106 Bayard Street was transformed this past spring into a 3,000-square foot outdoor canvas.  The 70′s and 80′s NYC subway and graffiti movement was the theme of the inaugural 106 Bayard mural project, curated by Gee Dajani and Keene Carse.  Here are a few more images from both the exterior and interior of 106 Bayard captured when we recently revisited the spot.

Part One, Dr. Revolt, Wolf 1 AOK and Futura

Part Revolt Wolf Futura street art and graffiti NYC A Visit to 106 Bayard with: Cycle, Part One, Dr. Revolt, Wolf 1 AOK, Futura, Lady Pink, Team, Whisper, Pure TFP and more

Lady Pink

lady pink street art mural nyc. A Visit to 106 Bayard with: Cycle, Part One, Dr. Revolt, Wolf 1 AOK, Futura, Lady Pink, Team, Whisper, Pure TFP and more

A wide view from across the street with Part OneDr. Revolt, Wolf 1 AOK, Futura and Team

Part wolf futura team 106 bayard graffti street art nyc A Visit to 106 Bayard with: Cycle, Part One, Dr. Revolt, Wolf 1 AOK, Futura, Lady Pink, Team, Whisper, Pure TFP and more

And inside – Whisper and Pure TFP, segment of huge mural

whisper graffiti nyc A Visit to 106 Bayard with: Cycle, Part One, Dr. Revolt, Wolf 1 AOK, Futura, Lady Pink, Team, Whisper, Pure TFP and more

Created and sponsored by Cirkers Fine Art Storage & Logistics, 106 Bayard will be transformed once again this coming spring.

Note: First photo features the legendary Cycle with Jackson and artwork by Williamsburg Charter High School students.

Photo credits: 1, 4 & 5 by Dani Reyes Mozeson; 2 & 3 by Lois Stavsky

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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:

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Closer-up

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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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An innovative line of hoodies with interchangeable, collectible art-inspired hoods provides a new canvas for artists, including some of NYC’s street artists. Curious about it all, we posed some questions to Amisha Patel, the founder and CEO of Le Collektor.

What inspired you to bring the art that we see on our city’s streets and galleries to hoodies?

The outcry and public debate around the whitewashing of 5Pointz reminded me of what street art is all about. It’s such a pure form of self-expression — truly democratic in nature. At its root is a desire to be seen and heard. And while I think it’s great for artists that street art has been recognized by traditional art collectors and galleries, we wanted to find a way to bring its democratic spirit to its original fans – people on the streets. The hoodie – a streetwear classic – seemed a great way to do it.

sonni street art bushwick Le Collektor Fashions Moveable Art Galleries with Hoodies Designed by Sonni, Chris Uphues, Joseph Meloy and more

Sonni street art nyc  Le Collektor Fashions Moveable Art Galleries with Hoodies Designed by Sonni, Chris Uphues, Joseph Meloy and more

Sonni art hoodie copy Le Collektor Fashions Moveable Art Galleries with Hoodies Designed by Sonni, Chris Uphues, Joseph Meloy and more

How did you select the particular artists who are participating in this venture?

We approached it as if we were curating a group show that artists would want to attend. We wanted to showcase distinct styles that could be seen in cities around the world. We also wanted to work with artists who were  on board with what we’re trying to do. Our inaugural artists – Nick Gazin, Chris Uphues, Sonni, Dru Brennan, EWOK, David R. Head, Jr. and Joseph Meloy – have been amazingly supportive, and we very much appreciate that they trust a new brand with their work.

How have the artists responded to your mission? 

The artists love the idea. It gives them a direct way to connect to fans — especially those who aren’t in cities that have street art scenes. Everyone also really loves the way the hoodies turned out.

Which artists – based here in NYC – are you featuring?

Joseph Meloy, Nick Gazin, SonniChris Uphues and David R. Head, Jr

Chris Uphues street art williamsburg NYC Le Collektor Fashions Moveable Art Galleries with Hoodies Designed by Sonni, Chris Uphues, Joseph Meloy and more

Chris Uphues street art Bushwick jpg Le Collektor Fashions Moveable Art Galleries with Hoodies Designed by Sonni, Chris Uphues, Joseph Meloy and more

uphues art hoodie  Le Collektor Fashions Moveable Art Galleries with Hoodies Designed by Sonni, Chris Uphues, Joseph Meloy and more

How can artists join this project?

We’d love to grow our list of collaborators! Artists can email me directly at amisha@lecollektor.com

Can you tell us something about the hoodie itself? Who will be manufacturing it?

We wanted our hoodie to be the go-to so we made sure that it was worthy of the art on its hoods. It’s being made by a factory in Los Angeles that we found through our friends at Bleick Studio who work with some of the best streetwear brands out there:

  • Super soft 13 oz. brushed Sherpa fleece locally knitted in Los Angeles
  • Flat-locked seams for extra durability
  • Ribbed side panels for a close fit and extra warmth
  • Pre-washed and shrunk to fit
  • Classic ribbed bomber collar to wear jacket without a hood
  • Rope drawcords with custom metal tips
  • Hidden phone pocket with headphone port

Joseph Meloy street art Le Collektor Fashions Moveable Art Galleries with Hoodies Designed by Sonni, Chris Uphues, Joseph Meloy and more

Joseph Meloy artwork on NYC container Le Collektor Fashions Moveable Art Galleries with Hoodies Designed by Sonni, Chris Uphues, Joseph Meloy and more

meloy art hoodie  Le Collektor Fashions Moveable Art Galleries with Hoodies Designed by Sonni, Chris Uphues, Joseph Meloy and more

Why did you launch a Kickstarter? Can you tell us something about it?   

Big brands use artists’ work all the time, but we want to build our brand around the artwork in a way that it will provide artists with meaningful income directly from their fans.  Kickstarter seemed the perfect platform to engage directly with artists’ fans and with the creatively-minded community we want to build around Le Collektor. It’s about bringing big ideas to life, and — really more than any other company out there — it has created a new class of everyday patrons of the arts – which is in line with our company’s mission. So far, it’s been very exciting to see all of the support and love for what we’re doing. We’re a Kickstarter staff pick, and artists have written in from all over saying they’d love to be part of the movement.

Note: You can check out and support Le Collektor’s Kickstarter here.

Photo credits: 1. Sonni on Bushwick rooftop, Lois Stavsky; 2. Sonni in the East Village, Tara Murray; 3. Sonni hood, courtesy of Le Collecktor; 4. and 5. Chris Uphues in Williamsburg, Lois Stavsky; 6. Chris Uphues hood, courtesy of Le Collecktor; 7. Joseph Meloy at Welling Court, Dani Reyes Mozeson; 8. Joseph Meloy for the Centre-fuge Public Art Project, Tara Murray; 9. Joseph Meloy hood, courtesy of Le Collecktor

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The x spot East Harlem graffiti The X Spot Arrives in East Harlem with Custom Graffiti Art and more by Topaz, Jerms, Treat Street...

Topaz – one of the most active members of the hip-hop and 5Pointz communities – began customizing T-shirts when he was in junior high school. His most recent venture is the X-Spot, a unique space at 2 East 116th Street in East Harlem. We recently visited him and had the opportunity to speak to both Topaz and Jay, the manager of Production X.

topaz graffiti The X Spot Arrives in East Harlem with Custom Graffiti Art and more by Topaz, Jerms, Treat Street...

How did you guys come up with the idea to open such a space?

We grew up together in Rego Park, Queens, and we’ve been working together for years. We’ve actually had two stores before – one in Paterson, New Jersey and the other in South Carolina. We wanted to do something different from what we’d done in the past.

Jerms graffiti map The X Spot Arrives in East Harlem with Custom Graffiti Art and more by Topaz, Jerms, Treat Street...

In what ways is this venture different?

Our emphasis here is on providing services and maintaining a gallery.  It is production-based. Although we sell graffiti art on canvases, select magazines — like the latest issue of Flashbacks — and CD’s, our space here is not primarily a store or shop.

Jerms Topaz and Blone graffiti on canvas The X Spot Arrives in East Harlem with Custom Graffiti Art and more by Topaz, Jerms, Treat Street...

What are some of the services that you provide?

We provide clients with all forms of graphic design — customized murals, logos, portraits, canvases, T-shirts and more.

Jay ProductionX with street treat graffiti The X Spot Arrives in East Harlem with Custom Graffiti Art and more by Topaz, Jerms, Treat Street...

It sounds – and looks – great! Whom do you see as your principal clientele?

At this point, it is largely the hip-hop community – rappers and entertainers. But, ideally, the general public, especially as graffiti continues to gain respect and recognition as an art form.

Treat Street graffiti on canvas The X Spot Arrives in East Harlem with Custom Graffiti Art and more by Topaz, Jerms, Treat Street...

This is such a great location! It’s right off 5th Avenue in East Harlem and down the block from the 2 and 5 subway lines. How did you guys come up with such a great locale?

A lucky set of circumstances – as Jay’s cousin had previously worked at this location.

Poet Pace Jerms Sav Ice graffiti on canvas gallery The X Spot Arrives in East Harlem with Custom Graffiti Art and more by Topaz, Jerms, Treat Street...

The artwork on display here is primarily by you, TopazJerms and Treat Street NY. Are you open to other artists participating in your projects?

Absolutely.  Talented and committed artists can stop by our space or drop us an email at ProductionX@aol.com or LordRoccolypse@aol.com.

Photo credits: 1. and 2. Topaz by City-as-School intern Tyler Dean Flores; 3. Jerms by Lois Stavsky; 4. Jerms, Topaz & Blone by Lois Stavsky; 5. Treat Street with Jay (X-Productions) by Lois Stavsky; 6. Treat Street, as commissioned by Derek Jeter’s nephew, by Lois Stavsky and 7. PoetPaceJermsSav, Ice and more by Dani Reyes Mozeson

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This is the seventh post in an occasional series featuring artwork on NYC shutters:

Elle at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

elle street art welling court nyc NYC Shutters – Part VII: Elle, Foxxface, Biark, Caratoes, Claw Money & Lexi Bella, Madsteez, UR New York and Queen Andrea

Foxxface in Bushwick

Foxxface street art nyc NYC Shutters – Part VII: Elle, Foxxface, Biark, Caratoes, Claw Money & Lexi Bella, Madsteez, UR New York and Queen Andrea

Peruvian artist Biark in the Rockaways

Biark street art rockaways NYC NYC Shutters – Part VII: Elle, Foxxface, Biark, Caratoes, Claw Money & Lexi Bella, Madsteez, UR New York and Queen Andrea

Caratoes in the Bronx for the Tag Public Arts Project

Caratoes street art on shutter NYC Shutters – Part VII: Elle, Foxxface, Biark, Caratoes, Claw Money & Lexi Bella, Madsteez, UR New York and Queen Andrea

Claw Money and Lexi Bella at the Bushwick Collective

Claw money Lexi Bella street art BushwickCollective nyc  NYC Shutters – Part VII: Elle, Foxxface, Biark, Caratoes, Claw Money & Lexi Bella, Madsteez, UR New York and Queen Andrea

Mark Paul Deren aka MADSTEEZ on the Lower East Side

mad steez street art shutter NYC NYC Shutters – Part VII: Elle, Foxxface, Biark, Caratoes, Claw Money & Lexi Bella, Madsteez, UR New York and Queen Andrea

UR New York in Bushwick

urny street art shutter NYC Shutters – Part VII: Elle, Foxxface, Biark, Caratoes, Claw Money & Lexi Bella, Madsteez, UR New York and Queen Andrea

Queen Andrea in the East Village for the LISA Project

Queen Andrea street art LES JPG NYC Shutters – Part VII: Elle, Foxxface, Biark, Caratoes, Claw Money & Lexi Bella, Madsteez, UR New York and Queen Andrea

Photos: 1, 4 & 5 Lois Stavsky; 2, 6-8 Dani Reyes Mozeson and 3 by Tara Murray

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Motohiro Nezy sticker sticker bomb skulls  Stickerbomb Features over 180 Skull Stickers from across the Globe

Researched and edited by Ryo Sanada and Suridh Hassan of Studio Rarekwai, Stickerbomb Skulls is an extraordinary collection of skull stickers certain to appeal to those of us who love street art. Ranging from the humorous to the morose, the stickers included in the newest addition to the Stickerbomb peelable sticker book series encompass an array of styles and cultures.  And as Finland’s  Micke Nikander – whose image is the first one featured in the book — suggests, the skull is the one thing we all share as it “follows us from cradle to grave.”

Micke Nikander

Micke Nikander sticker skull  Stickerbomb Features over 180 Skull Stickers from across the Globe

Colombian artist Matacho Descorp

Matacho descorp sticker bomb skulls edited 1  Stickerbomb Features over 180 Skull Stickers from across the Globe

Australian artist Mike Watt

Mike watt sticker skull  Stickerbomb Features over 180 Skull Stickers from across the Globe

Singapore-based artist One Two Delta

One Two Delta sticker bomb skull edited 2  Stickerbomb Features over 180 Skull Stickers from across the Globe

Welsh artist Mr. Kobo

Mr. Kobo sticker bomb skulls  Stickerbomb Features over 180 Skull Stickers from across the Globe

Here in NYC, the Stickerbomb peelable sticker book series, published by Laurence King, is available at StrandBarnes and NobleMcNally Jackson and at the Museum of Modern Art Bookstore.

Stickerbomb Skulls Front  Stickerbomb Features over 180 Skull Stickers from across the Globe

 Book review by Dani Reyes Mozeson; first two stickers — Run DMC & the Notorious Big — by Japanese artist Motohiro Nezu

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