Monday, August 24, 2015


     I do love the moments of random weirdness that NYC supplies in abundant measure 


Breezy point

land of the giants

taking a break in Brooklyn

talkin' trash

all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, August 17, 2015


    "Hot town, summer in the city, back of my neck gets dirty and gritty…" The Lovin' Spoonfull

all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, August 10, 2015


This past week, I came across a large wheat paste project in process, just a few blocks from home. As it turns out, a small wedge parking lot had been cleared and the estimable French street artist, JR was working on a piece celebrating his collaboration with the New York City Ballet.

JR and the New York City Ballet star, Lauren Lovette, 
(pictured on wall), get ready to go up for some pasting.

A day and a half later, a wonderful piece of urban ballet enters the landscape.
Located at Church and Franklin St in Tribeca

also, recently completed several blocks north on Lafayette St near Prince
in Soho

all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, August 3, 2015


           In an attempt at some semblance of organization for my many years of street art    documentation, I have used the usual categories of aerosol spray, wheat paste, stencil, etc., but the street gives up many of its best surprises under the category of "other".  This would include, figures woven onto fences, clay characters, crocheted objects, sculptures of cast off junk, or collage wood walls.

                                  Mossy moose, Dumbo

crochet sled, Bushwick

                                 Snow White in tiles, Lower East Side

                                  Urban bird in Williamsburg

clay figures in Williamsburg

                                  crochet woman on a fence by the East River in Greenpoint

                 "Stickman"on the road, Lower East Side.  I have found variations on this figure
                   around downtown NY for over a decade.

                                 Crochet whale rider on a fence in Bushwick

                                       Headless gardener on a fence, West Side, Manhattan

                                Cast off wood wall sculpture in Welling Court, Queens

                                  Crochet figure on a garage mural near the L train in Bushwick

Applied clay piece on a wall in Williamsburg


Monday, July 27, 2015


This past weekend, I had the good fortune to escape swelter-city and head upstate for some birthday gatherings and other country fun. I brought a small bag of vintage masks that I had purchased many years ago and invited friends to pose with them.  I wanted to see how they might play in this very different context.

Many thanks to: Risa, Maria, Amber, Phil, Sei, Pam and Paula

all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, July 20, 2015


     Billboards and posters have always been a big part of the visual vibrancy in NYC. 
     and the constant play of sophisticated graphic style, scale and abundance keeps 
     curious eyes amused.

                                                             Soho shopper

"Surf's up" hair styles ...

Kenzo fashion

crowd sourcing in Soho

a landmark location in Greenwich Village and a face
that gave me the willys for weeks...

gotta love the lucha

and a good morning to you ...

beauty wrap

nice shoes

or so they say ...

just walking' the weasel…

all photos ©Ken Brown