Apparently there is another spectacular sporting event that’s got everyone captivated today and for a couple hours it will be easy to get a cronut or a seat on the subway because people will be worshipping flat screens inside a dark sports bar on the Lord’s Day. We recommend you jog right over to the High Line because it’s free and will likely be a little more commodious than usual. You can lounge while listening to a sleek waterfall, stroll arm in arm with your beloved, gaze upon the urban-wild landscaping and even catch a new billboard high-jacking that might make you crack a smile.
The billboard space is great if reserved for Art On The High Line, but has been recently replaced by straight up garishly banal advertising, sort of marring the beauty of this big public works project whose spirit is better served when it steers clear of commercial messaging. This week sometime a few buckets of yellow paint were used to selectively buff the message to create a new one. A bit of genius goes a long way sometimes, doesn’t it? Although, for all we know, it’s a clever way to draw attention to the original ad, since you can still read it.
Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Alice Pasquini, bunny M, Bust Art, Cera, Damon, Gazoo, Gum Shoe, Kid Monkey, Knarf, Labrona, LMNOPI, Low Bros, Miriam Castillo, Mr. Prvrt, Pyramid Oracle, Sweet Toof, Trentino, UD, Urban Spree, Vexta, Wing, and Zaria.
Top Image >> Unknown artist billboard takeover. Please help us ID the artist. Is it Posterboy perhaps? (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Summer fashions can get quite skimpy in July in New York. Gum Shoe (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vexta (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Knarf new mural in Poland. (photo © Knarf)
LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)
LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Low Bros mural for Urban Spree. Berlin, Germany. 2014 (photo © Phillipp Barth)
Kid Monkey for The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cera. Hand painted portrait. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
bunny M (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Damon (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Labrona new piece in Montreal, Canada. (photo © Labrona)
UD (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Zaria and Bust Art new piece in Amsterdam. (photo © Bust Art)
Gazoo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
When Lavinia jumped, unknowingly she left behind her feet. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
An unknown artist’s sculpture of a face with tree branch below and existing and previously published WING glass hummingbird. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Alice Pasquini new mural in Trentino, Italy. (photo © Jessica Stewart)
Sweet Toof (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mr. PRVRT (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Pyramid Oracle (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Miriam Castillo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Lower Manhattan engulfed by fog. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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