Tuesday, May 1, 2012

All About Street Art; NEW Hanksy & JR in the Lower East Side!

Today we talk street art: While on the lower east side yesterday in search of new Hanksy sighting (again, street art that is), I found a bunch of other great wheat pastes' and stencils...and things on the walls, you'll see below.)  I then head home and go through my emails and blogs and viola! - exactly what I took photos of was on the Lower East Side's daily email.  So first here is theirs, and below some of the shots I took.
Thankfully, a nice person on that blog told me the Hanksy / "Pie Hard" (Bruce Willis Die Hard, get it?) is in Bushwick, not the LES which I canvassed for a while, looking for it like a fool.  I found the Vanilla Ice Ice Babies, classic, located on Canal & Division, near the Bill Cosby, Jello." Read on, you'll get it if you're not familiar with all this (but you should be!) 
First, from the http://www.thelodownny.com

Art on the LES: Just Another Friday on Rivington Street

Photos by Tim Schreier.
Sometimes it seems as though the Lower East Side is one giant canvas; artists continue to find the neighborhood’s streets alluring. On Friday, photographer Tim Schreier encountered three different artists creating works along a one block stretch of Rivington Street off the Bowery.  Tim shared some of his images — documenting this springtime burst of creativity.
First up, “Army of One” creator Jef Campion, whose anti-war works are inspired by Diane Arbus’ “Give Peace a Chance” and “Boy with a Grenade.”  Campion asks that anyone stealing his art make a contribution to the Ronald McDonald House, a cause that’s close to his heart.  The woamn pictured with Campion is Joana Colonna.
Also on Rivington Street Friday was Carl Paoli, whose works have been on display at New York and Los Angeles galleries and is, perhaps, better known as a stunt man.
Finally, the very accomplished artist Pat Steir was continuing her series, “the Nearly Endless Line” for the Sue Scott Gallery. She was being interviewed by Robin Cembalest of “Art News.”
 I'm glad to put the names, faces, and titles with everything I JUST shot photos of that day!  That's again why the sort of double post.  
Now for mine, (none have been cleaned up or edited so they are a little rough.)
Can someone tell me when this Shepard Fairey went up? It's right next to the other yet no mention of it.
 Carl Paoli...
Something else on that wall...
Now for the new Hanksy.....Ice Ice Babies!
What's left of Bill Cosby - Jello....
Hanksy's sticker under the babies....
 Next to Bill....
These two gems were size by side and I love them. Looks like a Tate Modern thing?
And, something else nearby...
Additional Hanksy's hanging around and being pasted over...
The mega, mega famous JR on Prince & Mulberry!
On the corner of Orchard, I think this is Olek, correct me please! He shows at Krause Gallery.
More in a few days, the next should be fashion,or a fashion/art mix, think Agnes B.,Fashion As Art from The Corner, and more. AND, all the art fairs are coming up; Pulse, Nada, Frieze and everything in Chelsea for the weekend. Busy-busy, so much to report!!!