Monday, November 29, 2010

"PORTRAITURE" from the streets

Portraiture is, as always, a classic motif.  Here is a small sampling from New York's always 
abundant, gallery of the streets ...

Friday, November 26, 2010

"LET'S EAT" food art signage

As we approach our national food centric holiday, enjoy these favorite samples of
hand rendered signage.

...and a Happy Thanksgiving to all! ...

Monday, November 15, 2010


a little follow up to last weeks celebration of NYC's  aerosol artistry ...


Monday, November 8, 2010


Traditional aerosol graffiti began in NYC during the 70's, spreading out from the Bronx, across the five boroughs and eventually transforming into the global phenomena it has become today.  Some of the finest examples of this art can still be found in pockets around the city, especially in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens.. Last week I watched a small crew working a long factory wall in the Bronx. Kids would pull up on bikes and skateboards to watch the masters (and local heros) as they balanced on stepladders with little more than a rough sketch, creating intricate freehand pieces that would often stretch 15 to 20 feet in width and height.   Hats off to them!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010