DK Johnston


Best-known for his sharply dressed, bowler-hatted vandal, the legendary British stencil artist Nick Walker — the  first ever artist-in-residence at the Quin Hotel — has returned!  Curated by DK Johnston, a series of Walker’s new artworks, along with his classic iconic stencil works, remain on view at the Quin through February 18th.  What follows are a few more images of his works on exhibit:

The vandal on 57th Street across from the Quin


The vandal gets busy


The vandal leaves his mark on a pair of Louboutins


And here are a few of his huge stencil works currently on the streets of Manhattan:

In Chelsea


On the Upper East Side

Nick-Walker-Upper-East-Side 2

In Little Italy


The Quin Hotel is located at 101 West 57th Street at Sixth Avenue.

Photos: 1 & 6 Lois Stavsky; 2 & 3 Sara Mozeson; 4 courtesy DK Johnston and 5 & 7 Tara Murray



Colorado-based painter and stencil artist Amanda Marie has brought her alluring storybook characters to the streets of NYC and to the Quin Hotel.

At work at 12C Outdoor Gallery, on 12th Street and Avenue C


Completed mural at 12C Outdoor Gallery 


Outside the Quin Hotel, as seen at night


And from, Good Story, her tantalizing exhibit of mixed-media works —  whose titles suggest a somewhat subversive facet to her presumably innocent storybook characters — inside the Quin Hotel:

Drinking Partners


We Are Doing This Our Way


Bird-Riders, close-up

"Amanda Marie"

Curated by Hyland Mather and DK Johnston, Good Story remains on exhibit through mid-summer inside the Quin Hotel at 101 West 57th Street at Sixth Avenue.

Note: First image is at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

Photos: 1, 4-6 Lois Stavsky; 2 Dani Reyes Mozeson; 3 & 7 Tara Murray


"Blek Le Rat"

New works by the legendary French stencil artist Blek Le Rat – whose rats first surfaced on the streets of Paris in 1981 – can now be seen at the Quin on West 57th Street and on the streets of our city.

Here are two more works from the exhibit Escaping Paris, curated by DK Johnston, at the Quin:

The Violinist

"Blek Le Rat"


"Blek Le Rat"

And the artist — captured — signing a spray can at a reception held earlier this month at the Quin

"Blek Le Rat"

We, also, discovered the following two new pieces on the streets of Manhattan:

In Little Italy for the LISA Project

"Blek Le Rat"

And the artist’s iconic portrait of Andy Warhol on West 57th Street 

"Blek Le Rat"

The first image is a close-up from The Tango Dancers.

Photos by Dani Reyes Mozeson