I snapped the above shot on Saturday night on Spring St. The artist is Hot Tea. I’m a huge fan of his yarn spun creations. One of the first Hot Tea pieces that I ever saw was the one below, almost exactly a year ago. It was up for less than a week before someone destroyed it. Hoping that the one above sticks around for a bit longer.
I spent some time cycling over the weekend. I wanted to peep the new murals that went up in BK in connection with the Wooster Collective 10 Exhibit. They were all good. This Shepard Fairey piece was my favorite, though. And unfortunately, I snapped my favorite shot of it (with Trixie below) with my phone, and not a real camera. If you want to check out the work in person, Wooster posted a guide to the locations of all of the murals, here. Also, check out this.
Complex recently shot a video of my favorite Brazilian street art duo, Os Gemeos “fazendo desenhos” in their studio. It is similar to a video that the artists posted on their blog called “um dia de chuva.” This one is subtitled. Check it, below–
One of my favorite street art blogs, Wooster Collective, celebrated its 10th year this week with a group exhibit at Jonathan Levine Gallery. The exhibit is featuring work from some of my favorite contemporary artists, some of which were on hand at the event held this week at Levine’s Pop up gallery on 22nd Street in Chelsea (525 west 22nd St.). It opens to the public tonight, and runs through August 24th. It is definitely worth checking out.
Here are a few more looks.
Revok and Pose opened a joint exhibit at Jonathan Levine Gallery over the weekend. In connection with the opening, they took over the famous mural spot on Houston and Bowery. I rolled by and snapped them last week while they were working on it. The image above it is the final product.
El Mac is at it again, this time going big in Denmark. The piece is titled “Purity of Heart.” I’m loving this Triptych. The image on the left wall is a chromatic negative of the one on the right. So cool. There is also a very cool story behind this piece which Mac shares on his blog:
This was commissioned by Martin Nielsen, who recently renovated this century old orphanage. The murals face a large assisted living facility, and every day I painted I felt an extra sense of obligation to my elderly audience to make something beautiful. I also wanted to paint a powerful, dignified portrait of my friend Dame’s father Fabian, who has been battling cancer for years.
Painting this was an amazing experience. Many thanks to the Nielsen family and Galerie Wolfsen for making this happen. Thanks also, once again, to Ari & Lone for all their help. Thanks to Lacheln & Fabian for posing, and to everyone else that showed support.