The year is winding down people, and the hits just keep on coming!
Bankers are ruling us and setting us up for their next crashing of the economy, mistletoe-carrying drones are a good idea gone wrong, and thousands continue to protest injustice toward black and brown people in Washington DC and Washington Square. In happier news: – just one photo we posted this week on Instagram – LMNOPI’s painting of a small boy protester – united the boy’s mother with the artist and us via social media, which was kind of magical. See a version of the image below. The city is also crammed with tourists (Hi Aunt Bobbie and Uncle Roy! Hi Kate and William!), drunken Santa’s are somewhat less cranky this year, and the Dyker Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn is already encrusted with Christmas lights.
Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring $howta, Crummy Gummy, Dhear, Don John, Eelco Virus, LMNOPI, London Kaye, Mistakoy, Mr. Oneteas, Peter Van Flores, Rocko, Tracy168, WERC, and ZIMAD.
Top Image >> A Mr. OneTeas tribute to Keith Haring appeared in Soho. Earlier in the week an “I Can’t Breath” piece by the artist appeared on the street in Williamsburg but was torn down before we could get to it. Things happen fast sometimes with this ephemeral form of speech, and some pieces (like anything too cutesy or anything with male nudity) come down fast. The artists Instagram has a version of the large wheatpaste. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mr. OneTeas (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Zimad just finished this tribute to Basquiat for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
A Tracey 168 re-resurgence appeared suddenly for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mistakoy (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Crummy Gummy in Miami. (photo © Crummy Gummy)
LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)
London Kaye getting in the spirit of the season and sharing it on the streets. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
London Kaye (photo © Jaime Rojo)
London Kaye (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eelco Virus with Rocko for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eelco Virus. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Don John at work for Urban Xchange: Crossing Over in Penang, Malaysia. (photo © Nikko Tan)
Don John. Urban Xchange: Crossing Over. Penang, Malaysia. (photo © Nikko Tan)
Peter Van Flores in Miami. (photo © Crummy Gummy)
WERC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
$howta (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dhear in Mexico City for MUJAM. (photo © Wladimir Sanchez)
Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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