Brooklyn Street Art

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Broken Crow’s Self Portrait for the Auction

These fellas have a good grasp on stencils, if not fashion. The natural world frequently is at odds with the man-made, and the topic is always munching and crunching around the pieces that Minneapolis duo Broken Crow do.
This piece is obviously a farce – John would never wear blue headphones – but the otherwise the likenesses are uncanny. The second self portrait is even more entertaining, if you can imagine. We are so pleased that these talented muralists were willing to participate in the Street Art New York Silent Auction Benefit and to give their work so generously.

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See more pieces from the auction at http://www.flickr.com/photos/streetartnewyork/.

Shepard Fairey’s in New York – Ready for May Day?

Deitch Projects is blowing their wad for the final NY show for the gallery and Shepard Fairey is getting ready for it. The Os Gemeos wall is now under wraps, and Fairey put up a wall of his own in front. Here are some street digital verité shots by the fabulous Lera Loeb as she walked by the site and and resisted the temptation to jump in the scissor lift this afternoon.

photo © Lera Loeb

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Read more about the ‘May Day” show HERE.

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General Howe: Historically Speaking Street Art

It wasn’t so long ago that these Brooklyn streets were at war, in a real army v. army battling sort of way, not just rappers out-rhyming each other at a block party.
Street artist General Howe researches significant sites in Brooklyn that relate to the Revolutionary War aka Battle of Brooklyn. It’s probably an extension of his childhood, where the General waged war regularly with these same toy soldiers.

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Now the tiny plastic men are historically placed in exact locations around the city where battles actually took place. If you don’t notice the small cluster, you might smush an entire brigade with your foot – which is usually what happens. In the loud grit of the street, the bright little dudes, detritus and Duco cement mix with history, movies, and the nostalgia for childhood.

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For the Street Art New York Silent Auction, the General has contributed this piece that ties in all his favorite themes and labeled it “Faith”. He says it’s “an icon to reflect on the experience of creating these battles in the streets of Brooklyn.” The scene is actually part of the Domino Sugar Factory on Kent Avenue, and the style is part of a new series he is doing to evoke the aesthetic of coloring books that children use.

See more pieces from the auction at http://www.flickr.com/photos/streetartnewyork/. We also uploaded Veng, UR New York (2easae & Ski), Tristan Eaton, Bishop 203, Royce Bannon, and Skewville today. More to come