noe two paints urban art fair  Urban Art Fair Launches at Spring Studios with Noe Two, Mr Cenz, Hopare, Logan Hicks, Dain, Prefab77, Dan Witz & more

Last evening, the first edition of the New York Urban Art Fair opened its doors at Spring Studios in Tribeca. It continues through Monday, July 3, with three dozen international exhibitors showcasing a diverse range of urban art, along with live painting and book signings. Pictured above is the Parisian artist Noe Two — represented by Les Galeries Bartoux — at work. What follows are several more images — all captured by travel and street art photographer Karin du Maire at yesterday’s launch.

London-based Mr Cenz, also represented by Les Galeries Bartoux

mr cenz  Urban Art Fair Launches at Spring Studios with Noe Two, Mr Cenz, Hopare, Logan Hicks, Dain, Prefab77, Dan Witz & more

Paris-based Hopare, represented by Galerie 42b

hopare urban arts fair  Urban Art Fair Launches at Spring Studios with Noe Two, Mr Cenz, Hopare, Logan Hicks, Dain, Prefab77, Dan Witz & more

NYC-based Logan Hicks with WallWorks NY

lohan hicks urban art fair  Urban Art Fair Launches at Spring Studios with Noe Two, Mr Cenz, Hopare, Logan Hicks, Dain, Prefab77, Dan Witz & more

 Brooklyn-based Dain with Joshua Geyer in collaboration with Street Art Direct

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UK-based Prefab77 and NYC’s Dan Witz with Jonathan LeVine ProjectsJonathan LeVine pictured

jonathan levine with prefab and dan witz  Urban Art Fair Launches at Spring Studios with Noe Two, Mr Cenz, Hopare, Logan Hicks, Dain, Prefab77, Dan Witz & more

The Urban Art Fair is open at 50 Varick Street today until 10pm; tomorrow from 11am to 10pm; Sunday from 11am to 9pm and Monday from 11am to 3pm.  Ticket information is available here.

Photos by Karin du Maire

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nda mural art market surplus nyc Adam Lucas aka Hanksy on His Recent Venture at the Historic Essex Street Market on Manhattans Lower East Side

This past weekend, the now-abandoned Essex Street Market at 140 Essex was the site of Market Surplus, an exhibit featuring ten huge striking murals in a range of styles — from meticulously rendered photorealistic to brightly colored expressionistic. Largely site-specific, they were the perfect homage to a soon-to-be-demolished historic Lower East Side building.  While visiting late Sunday afternoon, I had the opportunity to pose a few questions to its curator, Adam Lucas aka Hanksy.

hanksy mural art market surplus Adam Lucas aka Hanksy on His Recent Venture at the Historic Essex Street Market on Manhattans Lower East Side

This is quite impressive. When did you begin working on it?

It all started a week and a half ago.

That’s quite remarkable. It must have been quite an intense week and a half! What moved you to curate it? 

Essex Crossing has been committed from early on to bringing public art projects to this neighborhood. Awhile back, they tapped me to help them accomplish this. When they offered me this building as a site for this exhibit, I took the opportunity to curate Market Surplus.

sonni  Adam Lucas aka Hanksy on His Recent Venture at the Historic Essex Street Market on Manhattans Lower East Side

It seems like so much effort for a weekend event. It’s wonderful, but I wish it weren’t over so quickly!

Large murals like these generally have long lives.  But I actually like the twist on permanence. Bringing these kinds of murals indoors for this transitory exhibit turns the notion of permanence on its head.

How did you decide which artists to engage?

I reached out to artists I know and like — who were in town. And some of the artists recommended other artists.

faust market surplus calligraphy Adam Lucas aka Hanksy on His Recent Venture at the Historic Essex Street Market on Manhattans Lower East Side

There are quite a few references to the neighborhood in these works.

Yes. Among them is NDA‘s painting of Luis and his son Felix of the Luis Meat Market that is housed at the Essex Street Market.  A key mission of the exhibit was capturing the spirit of the Lower East Side.

I love the variety of styles and sensibilities featured here. Each is distinctly wonderful!

My intention was to present a range of styles. That was one of my criteria in selecting artists.

bk foxx surplus market mural art nyc Adam Lucas aka Hanksy on His Recent Venture at the Historic Essex Street Market on Manhattans Lower East Side

With Market Surplus behind you and now part of the history of the Lower East Side, what is next?

In two weeks, my work will be featured in a pop-up show at the Krause Gallery here on the Lower East Side. Later in the summer I will be painting a mural for the L.I.S.A Project. And there is much more to come!

It sounds great! And congratulations on this weekend’s exhibit.

Images

1. NDA

2. Adam Lucas aka Hanksy

3. Sonni

4. Faust

5. BK Foxx

Photo credits: 1, 2, 3 & 5 Lois Stavsky; 4 Karin du Maire; interview conducted and edited by Lois Stavsky

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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

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 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.

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

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.

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

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

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gats art at spoke The Legendary West Coast Artist GATS in Against the Grain at SPOKE ART NYC Through June 25 and on the Streets of Little Italy

A huge fan of the Oakland-based street artist GATS since I first saw his iconic mask imagery across the globe several years ago, I was delighted to view his artwork here in NYC — both in the brilliantly conceived and curated exhibit Against the Grain at SPOKE ART NYC and on the streets of Little Italy. Pictured above is a segment of a huge mural featured in Against the Grain. Here are several more images — all fashioned on found objects — from the exhibit:

Death by Pebble, Acrylic on 1960′s skateboards, 4 of 8

gats skateboards The Legendary West Coast Artist GATS in Against the Grain at SPOKE ART NYC Through June 25 and on the Streets of Little Italy

Traveler, Acrylic on found wooden case (top); Trackside, acrylic on spraycan (bottom)

gats traveler1 The Legendary West Coast Artist GATS in Against the Grain at SPOKE ART NYC Through June 25 and on the Streets of Little Italy

Stripes, Acrylic on found shipwreck

gats stripes The Legendary West Coast Artist GATS in Against the Grain at SPOKE ART NYC Through June 25 and on the Streets of Little Italy

Eliminator, Enamel on vintage sprayer

gats reclaimed fire extinguisher The Legendary West Coast Artist GATS in Against the Grain at SPOKE ART NYC Through June 25 and on the Streets of Little Italy

 And on the streets of Little Italy — with the L.I.S.A Project

gats little italy The Legendary West Coast Artist GATS in Against the Grain at SPOKE ART NYC Through June 25 and on the Streets of Little Italy

 Close-up

gats little italy close up The Legendary West Coast Artist GATS in Against the Grain at SPOKE ART NYC Through June 25 and on the Streets of Little Italy

Against the Grain continues at SPOKE ART NYC through June 25th. The gallery is located at 210 Rivington Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm.

Photo credits: 1, 3-7 Lois Stavsky; 2 Karin du Maire

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bg183 <em>The CAMO Show</em> at More Points Bx: Tats Cru, Sienide, Rhonda Rae, Al Diaz, Steven Cogle, Yes One, Eric Orr, Serve and more

Opening tonight at More Points Bx in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx is Fight 4 Your Write: The CAMO Show, an exhibit of intriguing art in a range of media and styles suggestive of the notion of camouflage. While previewing the exhibit yesterday, I spoke briefly to More Points Bx directors and curators, Sienide and Eric Orr.

What inspired you to curate this exhibit?

We wanted to bring our friends together, while sharing different styles and techniques of art — all beautiful and unconventional and on a common theme.

sien and rae <em>The CAMO Show</em> at More Points Bx: Tats Cru, Sienide, Rhonda Rae, Al Diaz, Steven Cogle, Yes One, Eric Orr, Serve and more

What are some of the techniques represented here?

There are so many. Among them are: stencil art, aerosol art, mixed media, painting, printing, sketching, drawing with markers…More Points Bx even has its first oil painting featured here.

al diaz installsJPG <em>The CAMO Show</em> at More Points Bx: Tats Cru, Sienide, Rhonda Rae, Al Diaz, Steven Cogle, Yes One, Eric Orr, Serve and more

Can you tell us a bit about the exhibit’s theme? 

It’s our theme — the concept of camouflage. As graffiti writers, there is much we hide. And much of what we write is only for us to decipher.

bio steve cogle niceer tats cru <em>The CAMO Show</em> at More Points Bx: Tats Cru, Sienide, Rhonda Rae, Al Diaz, Steven Cogle, Yes One, Eric Orr, Serve and more

How did you decide which artists to feature?

We got the word out among our friends, and we reached out to others on social media.

yes 1 <em>The CAMO Show</em> at More Points Bx: Tats Cru, Sienide, Rhonda Rae, Al Diaz, Steven Cogle, Yes One, Eric Orr, Serve and more

There’s quite a range of artists here — from several younger emerging ones to many established legends. How many artists are featured in the exhibit?

There are 36. Dozens of people reached out to us.

Feric orr art more points <em>The CAMO Show</em> at More Points Bx: Tats Cru, Sienide, Rhonda Rae, Al Diaz, Steven Cogle, Yes One, Eric Orr, Serve and more

After the exhibit officially opens, how much longer will it remain on view?

It will stay up for a bit over a month — 36 days to be exact!

servefba art more points. <em>The CAMO Show</em> at More Points Bx: Tats Cru, Sienide, Rhonda Rae, Al Diaz, Steven Cogle, Yes One, Eric Orr, Serve and more

How can folks arrange to see it if they miss the opening or if they wish to view it a second time? There’s so much to see!

One of us is here at 527 Faile Street just about all afternoons and evenings. We can also be reached by email at mrmorepoints@gmail.com.

CAMO <em>The CAMO Show</em> at More Points Bx: Tats Cru, Sienide, Rhonda Rae, Al Diaz, Steven Cogle, Yes One, Eric Orr, Serve and more

What can folks who attend the exhibit’s opening expect — besides the great art and great company?

Music for the evening will be powered by DJ JAZZY JAY with special guests, and drinks will be provided by Port Morris Distillery. Come out and help us kick off the new season!

Images

1  BG 183, Tats Cru

2  Sienide, Rhonda Rae and Al Diaz

3  Al Diaz

4  Bio Tats Cru, Steve Cogle and Nicer Tats Cru

5  Yes One

6  Eric Orr

7  Serve

Photos and interview by Lois Stavsky

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charlie ahearn in scratch ecstasy PPOW Charlie Ahearn on SCRATCH ECSTASY at P.P.O.W in Chelsea

Scratch Ecstasy, an exhibition of  work in a range of media by visual artist and legendary filmmaker Charlie Ahearn, continues through June 24 at P.P.O.W in Chelsea. A chronicler of the rise of hip-hop and street art culture, Ahearn has documented the movement since the 80′s through photography, film and slide shows.  The following is adapted from an interview conducted by travel and street photographer Karin du Maire with Charlie at the gallery:

Can you tell us something about the title of your current show, Scratch Ecstasy? To what does it refer? 

Yes! The word “scratch” actually has a double meaning. It refers to scratching on a surface, but it also refers to a technique pioneered by Grand Wizzard Theodore of a needle going back and forth on a record — which creates a very jazzy, electronic effect.

Ectasy Garage flyer Charlie Ahearn on SCRATCH ECSTASY at P.P.O.W in Chelsea

And what about the word “Ecstasy” in the title? What is its reference?

It’s a reference to a real place in a real time — the Ecstasy Garage, where I was listening to not only Grand Wizzard Theodore scratch his music, but also to Chief Rocker Busy Bee on the microphone or Grand Master Cass, along with many other artists who were performing there. I spent a lot of time at  the Ecstasy Garage doing a slide show and watching different hip-hop performances, largely to an audience of high school kids. It was a very out-of-the-way place.

charlie ahearn map Charlie Ahearn on SCRATCH ECSTASY at P.P.O.W in Chelsea

What was your mission back then? 

It is similar to the mission of this show — to create a record of what was going on so that people today can pinpoint certain people and places that should get recognition and be remembered.

What about your own paintings that are on exhibit here? Can you tell us something about the process?

It started with me doing the painting on canvas with the forms that would be in it. The colors I chose reflect the bright fluorescent colors that were prominent in inexpensive flyers that the kids would hand out to get others to show up.

charlie ahearn survival Charlie Ahearn on SCRATCH ECSTASY at P.P.O.W in Chelsea

And what about the slide show that is going on? 

It is the slide show that I gave at the Ecstasy Garage with Grand Wizzard Theodore as the DJ. As presented here with the music, it is a reflection of what was going on back there at the time. I gave it at the Ecstasy Garage as a kind of way of working on Wild Style — the slides in a particular order to tell a story, and it all ended up in the movie, one way or another.

lee quinones graffiti Charlie Ahearn on SCRATCH ECSTASY at P.P.O.W in Chelsea

Thank you for preserving and sharing so much history with us.

Note:  P.P.O.W will be screening Charlie’s 1979 kung fu film, The Deadly Art of Survival, tomorrow, Friday evening, at 7pm. The gallery is located at 535 West 22nd St, 3rd Floor, in Chelsea.

Images

1  Charlie Ahearn at P.P.O.W — as interviewed by Karin Du Maire — with Data Rock, silkscreen on canvas

2  Scratch Ecstasy, silkscreen on canvas

3  The World of Hip Hop, silkscreen on canvas

4  Nathan, silkscreen on canvas

5  Howard the Duck, Lee Quinones, LES mural

Photo credits: 1 & 2 Karin Du Maire; 3, 4 & 5 (still from slide show) Lois Stavsky; interview conducted by Karin Du Maire and edited by Lois Stavsky

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

Austrian artist Nychos

nychos art truck NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans – from the Whimsical to the Wild, Part XV: Nychos, Uta Brauser, Urbanimal, Cash RFC, Mastrocola, Wane & Gorey

Local itinerant artist Uta Brauser

uta brauser art truck NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans – from the Whimsical to the Wild, Part XV: Nychos, Uta Brauser, Urbanimal, Cash RFC, Mastrocola, Wane & Gorey

Brooklyn-based Urbanimal

urbanimal art truck NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans – from the Whimsical to the Wild, Part XV: Nychos, Uta Brauser, Urbanimal, Cash RFC, Mastrocola, Wane & Gorey

NYC-based Cash RFC

cashrfc graffiti truck NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans – from the Whimsical to the Wild, Part XV: Nychos, Uta Brauser, Urbanimal, Cash RFC, Mastrocola, Wane & Gorey

Canadian artist Mastrocola touching up van he painted last year at Welling Court

mastrocola van NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans – from the Whimsical to the Wild, Part XV: Nychos, Uta Brauser, Urbanimal, Cash RFC, Mastrocola, Wane & Gorey

NYC- based Wane COD

wane truck NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans – from the Whimsical to the Wild, Part XV: Nychos, Uta Brauser, Urbanimal, Cash RFC, Mastrocola, Wane & Gorey

 NYC-based French artist Gorey

gorey graffiti truck NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans – from the Whimsical to the Wild, Part XV: Nychos, Uta Brauser, Urbanimal, Cash RFC, Mastrocola, Wane & Gorey

Photo credits: 1, 3, 6-7 Tara Murray; 2 & 5 Lois Stavsky & 4 Nic 707

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