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The shutter featured above was painted by New York-based Chilean artist Nelson Rivas aka Cekis on East Houston Street, around the corner from his recent mural at Rag & Bone.  Several more images featuring the enticing art that has surfaced on NYC shutters and gates follow:

The legendary Kenny Scharf in the East Village

Brooklyn-based Master Moody Mutz on the Lower East Side

Staten Island-based Kwue Molly in Astoria, Queens with the Welling Court Mural Project

Barcelona-based El Xupet Negre in Bushwick

Ecuadorian artist Apitatán in Bushwick with JMZ Walls

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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Presented by New Design High School and Mass Appeal, Rooftop Legends continues to transform the rooftop of the former Seward Park High School into a first-rate open-air gallery. The mural featured above was painted by the legendary Claw Money. The following photos were captured at last Sunday’s celebration of urban art culture and community curated by New Design High School Dean Jesse Pais:

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Queen Andrea at work

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Cekis at work

Photo credits: 1-4 Tara Murray; 5-7 Lenny Collado

Note: Hailed in a range of media from WideWalls to the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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Not A Crime‘s summer-long street art campaign for education equality continues to enhance the streets of Harlem. Featured above is Paris-based Astro’s first mural in NYC.  Here are several more that have surfaced since the spring:

Chilean artist Cekis, close-up

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South African artist Ricky Lee Gordon

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 Australian artist Rone, close-up of Nasim Biglari

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Brazilian artist Alexandre Keto, close-up

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 Harlem’s legendary Franco the Great

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 South Carolina – based Patch Whisky at work

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Close-up from Patch Whisky‘s completed mural

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Brooklyn-based Elle at work

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Close-up from Elles completed mural

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An expansion of last year’s NYC-based mural campaign covering four boroughs and New Jersey, the #NotACrime Street Art Campaign for Education Equality is curated by Street Art Anarchy.  Now in its second year, the #NotACrime campaign was founded by Maziar Bahari to expose Iran’s human rights violations.

Note: Keep posted to our Facebook page for additional murals from Not A Crime‘s street art campaign for education equality by Erik Burke, Tats CruCol Wallnuts and more. You can also check out videos of artists at work and more on the Education Is Not a Crime Facebook page.

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Photo credits: 1, 4 – 6 & 8 Tara Murray; 2, 3 & 10 Lois Stavsky; 9 & 7 bytegirl

Hailed in a range of media from the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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This is the tenth in a series of occasional posts featuring images of children that have surfaced on NYC public spaces.

BK Foxx with JMZ Walls in Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Joe Iurato and Logan Hicks at the Bushwick Collective

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Ernest Zacharevic — based on photo by Martha Cooper — in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

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Swoon in Red Hook, Brooklyn

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Long-running Cekis in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

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Rubin 415 and Joe Iurato with the Welling Court Mural Project in Astoria, Queens

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Photos 1 Courtesy of John Woodward; 2-4 Tara Murray; 5 Dani Reyes Mozeson and 6 Lois Stavsky

Note: Hailed in a range of media from the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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"Queen Andrea"

The once drab and dull 900-foot long tunnel connecting Broadway and St. Nicholas Avenue at the 191st Street subway station is now a wondrous canvas featuring bright and bold graffiti and fine art.  While visiting it last week, we had the opportunity to speak to Jessie and Katey, the Baltimore-based duo, who — along with NYC-based artists, Queen Andrea, RRobots, Cekis and Cope2 — were selected to paint murals along the tunnel.

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We love the way you are beautifying this Upper Manhattan tunnel. How did you two first meet? And how did you two — Baltimore-based artists —  become involved in this NYC project?

We met when we were both students at MICA: Maryland Institute College of Art. And about four years ago, we started painting together. We’ve both lived in New York, and when we heard about the Department of Transportation‘s open call for artists who specialize in painting large scale murals, we applied.

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What aspect of the project most appealed to you?

We loved the idea of returning to NYC to paint such a huge, awesome space.

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What was it like working with the other muralists on this project? 

It was great, and getting to know them all was wonderful.

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What about the Department of Transportation? What was it like working for the DOT?

It was the bomb! They even supported us with potties!

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Were there any particular challenges?

At one point the walls cried, and we had to repaint some spots. But — overall — the entire experience was awesome.

 Photos of images:

1. Queen Andrea, Lois Stavsky

2. Jessie and Katey, Lois Stavsky; 3. Dani Reyes Mozeson 4. City-As-School intern Diana Davidova 

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6. RRobots, Dani Reyes Mozeson

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9. Cope2, Tara Murray; 10. Dani Reyes Mozeson

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

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Icy and Sot

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LMNOP

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The Royal KingBee

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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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This is the second in an ongoing series featuring the range of faces that surface daily on NYC’s public spaces:

Australian artist Jess Busj at 5Pointz in Long Island City, Queens — close-up

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Russell King and Matt Siren at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

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Mata Ruda at the Bushwick Collective

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Joseph Meloy at 5Pointz in Long Island City, Queens

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Toofly at the Bushwick Collective

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Australian artist Daek on Manhattan’s Lower East Side

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Nelson Rivas aka Cekis in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx

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Photos by Lenny Collado, Tara Murray and Lois Stavsky

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This is the eighth in a series of ongoing posts featuring the diverse range of trucks and vans that strike NYC streets:

Chilean street art pioneer Cekis 

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Kwaz in Midtown Manhattan

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NYC’s prolific UR NewYork and KA in Downtown Brooklyn

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NYC graffiti artists Sevor and Ideal

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Veteran writer Wane in East Harlem

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The Royal KingBee in Midtown Manhattan

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Brooklyn’s Dek & Glue 2dx

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 Photos by Lenny Collado, Dani Mozeson, Tara Murray & Samantha Sabatino

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This is the fifth in a series of posts of images of girls — and women — who grace New York City’s walls:

The legendary Chilean artist Cekis in Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Queens native Cern at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens More after the jump!

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This is the fourth in an occasional series of images of girls — and women — who grace New York City’s walls:

Celso González of Puerto Rico in Bushwick, Brooklyn

More after the jump!

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