So I guess it is official on how we all feel about Graffiti...The eye of the beholder is our guide to what is and isn't art...and from some of the comments which were all insightful from my prior post, I agree that it is an art, when not destroying public places or trying to desecrate anything either.
This building is consistently changing legally and gives the artists a place to really shine without breaking the law so we can see their full potential. Hopefully more places will exist like this in the future, I love the concept, especially bringing in artists from around the world and their interpretation of our seasons, times, holidays and whatever else they want to express.
As years ago the Subway cars were literally COVERED in spray paint, but they had a certain, "Hey , now THAT is a New York City fucking subway car....Damn that was beautiful" as the art flew by you at 60 miles per hour because it was an express train not for your stop. Now the trains are treated to repel paint , and "scratchiti" ( The art of scratching into the glass) is hardly ever seen now.
The Eye of The Beholder...The truth for so many things my friends...no doubt.
I'll keep the comments brief, just enjoy the rest of the art, and enjoy it for what it is, and will soon be something else. Seems they had some Halloween theme and it was a nice touch.
A New York City Cat...lots of crazy cats in this town.
Mayor Bloombergs House.
Masters at work...my battery died in my phone to get his finished product..Bad King..BAD !!
The Graffiti Artist Palette. Complete with respirators.
If you look closely its a girl he is painting.
Putting on the finishing touches of his mural, respirator on.
They have no limit, they reach to them.
Yeah, even some badass female tagger artists in this city. They are GOOD !
Light bulb looks happier than my last post. ;-) Guess the electric bill was paid. ;P
KING KONG and The Rats of the N.Y.C.
Scary skulls fitting the season for fright night.
Wouldn't be complete without pumpkins and ghosts.
5PTZ is one bad ass piece of work. If you are ever in New York, GO !
These two taggers, PK, and KID...I went to high school with them and they are still doing it...and they are in their 40's...However, they just get their tag names out, not like the real art of the murals but a huge part of the subculture.
This one blew me away..."LETTERMAN" !!! I use to watch this on "The Electric Company all the time as a kid. Just may be my Halloween costume tomorrow. Sweet.
If you don't know Letterman,he was always saving words from the evil Spellbinder who would mix a word up to only have Letterman save the day.
Faster than a rolling 'O'
Stronger than silent 'E'
Able to leap capital 'T' in a single bound!
It's a word, it’s a plan...it's Letterman!
The voices of the cartoon were all EXTREMELY famous people. Very Cool. Nice props on the 5PTZ to good ole Letterman.
Zero Mostel—Spell Binder
Gene Wilder—Letterman....Enjoy the clip. ;)
....and as I turn around from the 5PTZ ready to head back to my $$$ making domain...it looks pretty nice over there .
The King slowly turning into a zombie...ca...cant stop it !! :P
You can do it too !! LOL
So in closing all, Have a safe and Happy Halloween...Please don't let your friends drink and drive and be safe...will have costumes from the city tomorrow posted on Monday hopefully...til then, I remain not Frankenstein or Mayor Bloomberg...I'm just The King of New York Hacks. Peace out Peeps.