Patch Whisky


OuterSpace, an event series that merges public art, live music, design, action sports and culture, has recently added 18 new visually intriguing murals to Atlanta, Georgia’s visual landscape. Pictured above is Charleston, South Carolina-based artist Patch Whisky at work. Here are several more images — some of completed murals, and others while still in progress.

Austrian artist Nychos at work


 Atlanta-based artist Greg MikeOuterSpace founder


Atlanta-based Yoyo Ferro


Spanish artist Sabek


Buenos Aires-based Nase Pop at work


Atlanta-based Dr Dax


All photos courtesy OuterSpace: DV Photography; 3 Corey Weimer; 4 Kristin Ferro & 5 Elliot Alcalde 

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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Launched earlier this year by Franco Noriega and Milan Kelez, the New Allen has been bringing a stylish mix of street art and graffiti to the Lower East Side. Here are a few more images we’ve captured:

 Mr June — closer-up




Patch Whisky and Ghostbeard


Edward Granger


The Minuske


Ology CollectiveCol, Ski and 2esae — over on Delancey Street


And earlier —  at work with the London Police peeking through


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

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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


South African artist Ricky Lee Gordon


 Australian artist Rone, close-up of Nasim Biglari


Brazilian artist Alexandre Keto, close-up


 Harlem’s legendary Franco the Great


 South Carolina – based Patch Whisky at work


Close-up from Patch Whisky‘s completed mural


Brooklyn-based Elle at work


Close-up from Elles completed mural


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.


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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Featuring a wondrous array of characters in a diverse range of styles, What a Character — curated by See One — continues through September 11 at Low Brow Artique. Here are a few of the characters — from the comical to the surreal — that greet you:

Patch Whisky, Tripping Faces

"Patch Whiskey"

Reno Msad, Multiple Personalities

"Reno Msad"

Chris Cortes, Dragon

"Chris Cortes"

Royce Bannon, Ride or Die

"Choice Royce"



Shiro, Pillow


Also featured are works by Cern, Epic Uno, Marka 27, Sheryo and the Yok.  Low Brow Artique is located at 143 Central Avenue in Bushwick.

Photos of images by Dani Reyes Mozeson

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Currently based in Charleston, South Carolina, Patch Whisky is best-known for his zany, wildly appealing characters that surface both on and off public spaces. We recently had the opportunity to speak to the wonderfully talented artist during his visit to New York City.

Patch Whisky

When did you first start getting up?

I tagged some in the late 90’s, but I wasn’t serious about it at the time. Then three years ago, when I moved from West Virginia to Charleston, I met Ishmael, and that changed things. I began painting in public spaces.

What inspires you to keep doing it?

The street is the most important canvas. It is for everybody; that’s the beauty of it.

How does your family feel about you’re doing?

At first, they said, “You need to get a real job.” Now they love it.

Patch Whisky

Have you exhibited?

I’ve shown work at the Museum of Sex in NYC, the Columbia Museum of Art in South Carolina and galleries all over the country. I’ve shown in a range of places — from flea markets to street fairs. I once stumbled across one of my pieces at a yard sale. That’s when you know you’ve made it. Ha! Ha!

That is funny! How do the graffiti writers respond to what you do now on the streets?

Well, they haven’t tagged all over my stuff, so I take that as a good sign. Even though I don’t write, I definitely pay attention to what is going on with writers. We share the same love and mission, and some are my good friends.

With whom have you collaborated?

En Masse, Ishmael and Dustin Spagnola

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How do you feel about the role of the Internet in all this?

It’s important. You do something in New York, and it can be seen all over the world in seconds. Having such a large audience keeps you on your toes!

Who are some of your favorite artists?

Da Vinci, Picasso, Jeremy Fish, Jeff Soto and Skinner.

Do you have a formal art education?

I graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2004.

Any thoughts about art school. Was it worthwhile?

Definitely! It was great being with other artists and sharing ideas. Many of the artists I met back in art school became my close friends.

Patch Whisky

What is your main source of income these days?

I have been a full-time artist for about ten years now. I earn money through gallery sales and though commissions for both indoor and outdoor murals.

What’s your impression of New York City?

What a tasty little treat New York City is! It’s everything I could have dreamt of.

Where else have you painted?

I’ve painted all along the East Coast — from Miami to New york City.


What are some of your other interests?

I love to watch wrestling and play video games

What’s ahead?

Traveling and painting all over the world.

Photos by Tara Murray, Lois Stavsky and courtesy of the artist


The walls at the Bushwick Collective continue to showcase a range of masterful artistic expressions. In addition to the wonderful mural featured here earlier by Sheryo & the Yok, an astonishing variety of new works —  by  local, national and international artists —  have found a home here. A sampling follows:

Puerto Rico-native David RIMX Sepulveda


Baltimore-based Billy Mode at work earlier in the month

Billy Mode

The final mural by Billy Mode and Chris Stain

Chris Stain and Billy Mode

Baltimore-based artist Mata Ruda at work

Mata Ruda

South Carolina-based Patch Whisky

Patch Whisky

The prolific Fumero


South Africa-based Nard Star



 Atlanta-based Trek Matthews

Trek Matthews

South Carolina-based Ishmael


Keep posted to our Facebook page for the latest news on the Bushwick Collective and for photos of Gaia’s new piece.

Photos by Dani Mozeson, Tara Murray and Lois Stavsky