Monday, February 25, 2013


In the ongoing celebration of hand painted signage around the city, here is a collection of dancing couples that completely covered a bus called "Party Shuffle" that was parked in my neighborhood  A little research on the artist's name led to "Franco the Great", known as "Harlem's Picasso". His career started with his artwork on store gates on 125th Street in Harlem in 1978 and has expanded throughout NYC. It can be found in schools, nurseries, nightclubs, and bars and he has travelled extensively painting murals in Europe, the Caribbean and in several African countries.

Time to put on those "high heel sneakers"....

                               all photos ©Ken Brown