If you have a couple free hours and love street art from around the world, head out to Astoria, Queens pronto! The The Welling Court Mural Project has once again brought many of the worlds best street artists to our little corner of the Astoria Community. I live only five minutes away (walking), and didn't even know this was happening until right after. I raced over with my camera(s) and photographed the walls ear to ear.
Looks like Olke was here. "If you see something, say something!"
Organized by Ad Hoc's Alison and Garrison Buxton, the event has become an annual bash with over 60 international and local talents gracing the neighborhood blocks. Residents and businesses let the artists use their walls and gates as stencils, spray paint and other mediums went up in hours. Classic graffiti to the latest street art - it's all here in a giant block by block collaboration and worth the 20 minute ride on the N or Q from the city. Do yourself a summer favor and see it all up close! Afterwards, plan to stop at the Astor Cafe, http://astor-bakeshop.com/ - a community landmark.
Now for the tour.....
I don't know all of the artists names, I apologise to the artists and readers but I'll do my best....
Russell King, love, love, love these!
KUKY from Spain
Caleb Neelson & Katie Yamasak
Stormie Mills from Australia
There are a lot of these in Queens.....
SEE ONE & TOOFLY
SHERYO from Singapore & The Yok(below)
Me too buddy... Cekis from Chile (above right)
I always love to see this one....
You know I love Andy on anything.....
Same street sign again with Olek. Below, on to the next street.....
Queen Andrea - "Becuase I Choose To Use My Full Potential"
John Fekner & Dan Leicht
SINNED (on the left)
FUMEROISM! (above & his signature sticker below)
A patchwork style collection painted...brilliant to see it up close
SUBTEXTURE - "You Are What You See"
Why do I love this one so much?
This is why NYC buildings are better than any other cities', above & below: ART!
A neighborhood yard transformed....
Alice Mizrachi, right & Kuky, left
Chris Stain & Billy Mode
Michael Jackson by Brian Life & Donna Summer, by LIMNOP, brilliant.
Tribute, Father's Day Fire, this one is located across from the Astor Cafe
Visit Ad Hoc for more info here; http://adhocart.org/site/ and Welling Court, don't forget your camera!