"POETIC POSTER DECAY"

Monday, February 19, 2018

NYC POSTERS

           As a lover of good art of all flavors, I have always been drawn to the vibrant 
          graphic shenanigans of poster design in NYC. The visual scramble of the city 
          requires special skills to draw eyes to their subject. I admit, I often forget the 
          product, but I love the design. Here are a few recent favorites.

      










all photos ©Ken Brown




Thursday, February 15, 2018

5 POINTS

     
     This weekend, artists from the 5 Points, graffiti landmark in Long Island City, were awarded a 6.7 million settlement for the destruction of their work by a real estate developer. The ruling upholds the Visual Artist Rights Act that protects artists works in public places.
     I have been documenting the walls for well over a decade, and, like everyone else, was stunned and saddened by the loss. It was internationally known and served as a major tourist destination from early on.
Here is a small sampling from those years...
Streetside 2007

a favorite photo-op spot





space is the place, and artists from around the world would
sign up for a spot.



Winter in the courtyard/loading dock


last visit, Winter 2013

all photos ©Ken Brown


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

A DIP IN THE "VERTICAL" FILES

                    Here's a new year dip into the "vertical" files...

 lookin' at you...

          Frisky skyscrapers downtown have proliferated 
               with an abundance of offspring condo towers 
that no one can afford to live in.

Staying in shape while under construction...


Trumpty Dumpty

when the shark bites...

Gandhi gets a makeover in Union Sq.

public art in the East Village...

Paint job

Back in the day...

waiting for an Uber in Bushwick...

all photos ©Ken Brown