Alice Mizrachi

"Nelson Rivas"

Engaging a diverse array of artists, along with local residents —  including dozens of children — the Welling Court Mural Project represents the best of the street art fests.  Here are a few more images captured yesterday, as it celebrated its fifth year at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens:

Alice Mizrachi aka AM

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Making Art

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John Ahearn with a temporary addition to mural created earlier by Dennis McNett

John-Ahearn-sculpture

Icy and Sot

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LMNOP

LMNOP-welling-court

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The Royal KingBee

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Toofly

Toofly

Check back here later in the week for Part II of this post and a brief interview with Ad Hoc Art’s director, Garrison Buxton.

First image is of Nelson Rivas aka Cekis at work; photos by Dani Reyes Mozeson and Lois Stavsky

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Opening Friday evening are two concurrent exhibits curated by Icy and Sot. Artworks of 35 NYC street artists will be on exhibit in Tehran, while we New Yorkers will be treated to a gallery show of 10 Iranian artists at 58 South Sixth Street in Brooklyn through Monday. Here is a sampling from this groundbreaking cultural exchange:

El Sol 25 in Tehran

"El Sol 25"

CK1 in NYC

CK1

Alice Mizrachi in Tehran

"Alice Mizrachi"

 

NYC-to-Tehran-Tehran-to-NYC

Mad in NYC

Mad

LNY in Tehran

LNY

FRZ in NYC

"FRZ-2"

Images courtesy of Icy and Sot 

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Currently on exhibit at Chelsea’s ArtNowNY is “Push It,” an exuberant show featuring works by over 20 female artists working in a remarkable range of expressive modes.  Fresh new talents are showcased alongside legendary artists — many with roots in graffiti and street art. Here’s a sampling of works by six artists who consistently share their visions with us in public spaces:

Swoon

"Swoon"

Elle

Elle

Lady Pink

"Lady Pink"

Lady Aiko

Aiko

Alice Mizrachi

"Alice Mizrachi"

Vexta, close-up

Vexta

Maya Hayuk

"Maya Hayuk"

Curated by Melissa McCaig-Welles, the exhibit continues through April 26 at ArtNowNY, 548 West 28th Street in Chelsea’s gallery district.

Images of artwork by Dani Reyes Mozeson, Lois Stavsky and City-as-School intern Dea Sumrall

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This is the fourth in an occasional series featuring images of New York City’s doors that sport everything from tags and stickers to sophisticated images.

Ewok in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Ewok

Mor in Downtown Manhattan

Mor

Long-running David Shillinglaw in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

"David Shillinglaw"

Stikki Peaches in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

"stikki peaches"

Jordan Betten in Chelsea

"Jordan Betten"

Alice Mizrachi aka AM in abandoned East Village building

"Alice Mizrachi"

Jerkface in Little Italy

Jerkface

LMNOP in Bushwick, Brooklyn

LMNOP

Ludo in Little Italy

Ludo

Photos of  Mor, Jordan Betten, Alice Mizrachi, Jerkface and Ludo by Dani Reyes Mozeson; of Stikki Peaches by Emily Robertson; of Ewok, David Shillinglaw and LMNOP by Lois Stavsky

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"Outdoor Gallery NYC"

Currently on view at 17 Frost is an exhibit of artwork by artists featured in Yoav Litvin’s remarkable book, Outdoor Gallery NYC. While visiting the exhibit on Thursday afternoon, we had the opportunity to speak to Yoav: 

This exhibit is in many ways a reflection of your book. It is wonderfully eclectic.

Yes, like the book Outdoor Gallery NYC, it celebrates the diversity of the incredible range of street art that surfaces in NYC’s public spaces.

"Enzo and Nio"

How did you connect with all of these artists – whose works are featured in your book and in this Outdoor Gallery NYC exhibit?

I initially met most of them through encountering their works on our streets. I further connected with them via Facebook or Instagram.

Cern

Can you tell us something about the process from the time you had your resources – your photos and interviews — to the actual production of the book?

Working with the designer, Steve Mosier, I created a template for a book. I then presented my concept to about 30 publishers. In late summer, I signed a contract with Gingko Press, my first choice.  The first copies of the book became available last week.

Billy Mode

The book looks wonderful, and your book launch party was quite remarkable. We’ve heard that folks waited on line for hours to get in.

Yes, that was quite humbling. And I feel grateful to everyone.

"Alice Mizrachi"

To what do you attribute the incredible success of the book launch?

My sense is that folks appreciate my particular approach. I have deep respect for all of the artists who share their works with us in public spaces. I admire their visions and their skills. I particularly love the way they challenge conventions.

"Chris Stain"

You are a scientist, as well as a photographer and street art documentarian. Has your background as a scientist affected the way you approach street art?

I suppose it has. It is essential that my research and findings remain “clean” and unbiased. I am interested in presenting something that is important not only on a local level, but on a global one, as well.

Bishop203

In what ways has this project impacted you?

I feel that I’ve developed a distinct personal style and approach to documenting street art.

"Icy and Sot"

If you had the opportunity to spend time in another city and work on a similar “Outdoor Gallery” project, which city would you choose to visit?

I’d probably choose São Paulo, Brazil.

NewMerica

The exhibit, curated by Yoav Litvin with Royce Bannon, continues through March 8 at 17 Frost Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Yoav can be contacted at yoavlitvin@gmail.com; for updates, visit the book’s Facebook page.

Interview with Yoav Litvin conducted at 17 Frost by City-as-School intern Anna Loucka with Lois Stavsky; photos of artworks by Lois Stavsky. 1. Exterior of 17 Frost painted by Bishop203, elsol25 and Royce Bannon; 2 .Enzo & Nio, Retro Bomba; 3. Cern, Jardim Electrico; 4. Billy Mode, Love; 5. Alice Mizrachi, Queen, close-up; 6. Chris Stain, Up in the Bronx; 7. Bishop203, Jesus Christ Superstar;  8. Icy and Sot, Race and 9. ÑEWMERICA, small segment of collaborative mural 

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This is the sixth in an occasional series of artwork on NYC shutters:

Ewok in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Ewok

Alice Mizrachi aka AM in East Harlem

"Alice Mizrachi"

Michael De Feo on Manhattan’s Lower East Side

Michael De Feo

Part One in East Harlem

"Part I"

Vato in Williamsburg

Vato

BeauElle and Hue on Manhattan’s Lower East Side

"Beau and Elle"

Crisp in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Crisp

Fumero in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Fumero

Icy and Sot in Bushwick, Brooklyn

"Icy and Sot"

Photo of Michael De Feo by Tara Murray; all others by Lois Stavsky 

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This is the tenth in a series of posts featuring images of girls — and women — who grace New York City’s public spaces:

Dasic — with Rubin in the background — at Hunts Point in the Bronx

Dasic and Rubin

Tristan Eaton in NoLita

Triston Eaton

Community mural in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn, When Women Pursue Justice, since 2005

Community mural

LMNOP at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

LMNOP

Alice Mizrachi aka AM in East Harlem

Alice Mizrachi

FKDL at the Bushwick Collective

FKDL

Gore at 5Pointz in Long Island City, Queens

Gore

How and Nosm in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

How and Nosm

Photos by Dani Mozeson, Tara Murray and Lois Stavsky

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This is the fourth in an ongoing series featuring the range of faces that surface daily in NYC’s open spaces:

Alice Mizrachi aka AM at the Bushwick Collective

Alice Mizrachi

How and Nosm, close-up in the South Bronx

How and Nosm

ND’A in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

NDA

Cern and Lee Quiñones in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Cern and Lee Quinones

Carlos Pinto in Flatbush, Brooklyn

Carlos Pinto

Paul Richard in the East Village — on the pavement

Paul Richard

ECB on the Lower East Side

ECB

Photos by Dani Mozeson, Tara Murray and Lois Stavsky

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One of NYC’s most spirited public art events celebrates its fourth year tomorrow with a huge block party at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens. For the past week, dozens of artists have been busy at work for this dynamic project, curated by Ad Hoc Art. Following is a glimpse of what we saw earlier this week:

Billy Mode and Chris Stain

Billy Mode and Chris Stain

Toofly at work with Fumero to the left

Fumero and Toofly

Lady Pink at work

Lady Pink

 Alice Mizrachi  and Olek

Alice Mizrachi and Olek

 The Royal Kingbee at work

KingBee

Logik One at work

Logik one

Dan Witz

Dan Witz

Dennis McNett, close-up

Denis McNett

Keep posted to our Facebook page for many more images in the week ahead.

Photos by Tara Murray

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This is the ninth in a series of posts featuring images of girls — and women — who grace New York City’s public spaces:

Alice Mizrachi aka AM in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Alice Mizrachi

Cake in Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Hef’s hastily-buffed piece in East New York

Hef

Toofly at the Bushwick Collective

Toofly

Os Gemeos in Coney Island — since 2005

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Noh J Coley at the Woodward Gallery Project Space on the Lower East Side

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 Swoon in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn garden

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Photos by Tara Murray and Lois Stavsky

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