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Saturday, October 30, 2010

The King of New York Hacks, Halloween, Graffiti or Art ?? Part 2

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 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 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'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
Joan Rivers—Narrator
Gene Wilder—Letterman....Enjoy the clip. ;)

....and as I turn around from the 5PTZ ready to head back to my $$$ making looks pretty nice over there .

The King slowly turning into a 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.


  1. Happy Halloween!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. I love all those colourful murals! Happy Halloween.

  3. GREAT stuff you got there in the city King!! LOVE the narrative too!!

    Mayor Bloomberg's house...hahahaha!!!

    Look forward to seeing some of the FUN costumes!!

    Have a good night and be safe out there!!


  4. Have a nice and safe Halloween! Thanks for these great photos, I love the Cat!
    Lots of greetings from Germany, Susanne

  5. Love this gallery of art!. Most of our graffiti can be found in underpasses of freeways..

  6. Great works of art King; hope you have a safe Halloween.

  7. some great shots, sugar! we have an ongoing conversation around here about visual pollution versus visual stimulation. it's been centered more on "legitimate" forms (neon, signage, etc.) rather than graffiti. we'll talk...i'm looking forward to your halloween pictures! stay safe, darlin. xoxox

  8. I taw a Putty tat, and he was so CUTE! Awesome photos of such fantastic artwork! Thanks so much for snapping all these and sharing with us....just another piece of what makes New York City so necessary to visit! Happy Halloween and treats to you this year!

  9. ~ AWESOME!! ~ really love these pics, King! What a great halloween theme! & your buddies PK and KID deserve props for just GETTING UP gawddangg...look how HIGH that stuff is!! *hahaha!!* @ 40 y/o that is no joke. If you've ever seen "Dr. Sex" he is from my town...I don't think he gets up anymore but he had a lot of fame at one time. LetterMan!! The perfect mascot for the Writers...
    Fantastic post!! !! THANKS!!! !!

  10. I had never heard of Letterman (other than the David kind). Joan's voice hasn't changed one bit!

    Cool building!

  11. Wonderful art! thanks for sharing it with us! and Happy Halloween to you!

  12. More great art! Hope your Halloween is safe too. Happy Halloween!

  13. I found your site from Blogs of Note. I love it. I’m going to poke around a little bit, but don’t worry I’ll put everything back where I found it!!

  14. BOO!

    Great pix, as usual.

    Happy Halloween.


  15. At least this seems like true artistry. Most of the graffiti I see around is crap with gang monikers all over.

  16. So much color, so little time! Love these pics. Keep 'em coming. Hope you had a Happy Halloween.

  17. I remember the Electric Company! I haven't seen Letterman in years. Never realized it was Gene Wilder. Youth is wasted on the wrong people. :)