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 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
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