Walk on the West Side

On a bright but chilly sunday afternoon, I decided to take a walk on the West side of the city , and here is my West Side Story in pictures with some amazing Street Art characters.

$how Me the Money

Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell stacks dollars tattooing celebrities, so he can laser cut his piles of cash, go & check his first  NY exhibition  called “If You Don’t Belong, Don’t Be Long” – April 29 – May 30, 2010 at 109 Crosby Street (between Prince & Houston).

Shepard Fairey

The final exhibition at Deitch Gallery, is with one of the top money maker of Street Art, Shepard Fairey, aka Obey. The opening was the it event of the year, the whole block was packed, and filled with celebs’.  “May Day ” at Deitch Projects, 18 Wooster Street, May 1 – 29, 2010.

Banksy Exit Through the Gift Shop

The best movie/documentary I  have seen in a year. Period.

Mister Brainwash

The biggest con artist ever, it make sense to see his exhibition  just if you have seen the Banksy Film, I won’t tell more asides that MBW is a Frenchie 😉 – ICONS REMIX – Opening Sunday May 9th at 3pm – 415 W 13th street, NYC, until the end of May. Muchas Gracias @foodrap for the picture, and check out his blog he has super nice pictures on a daily basis.

Love Letters

Love Always by Julia Chang

love by acme

love me graffiti check for more on flickr

love at the beach

Love a 4 letters word, worth only 7 points

Love bed

Graffiti New York City

cartierfondation-graffiti

I have always had admiration for graffiti artists, especially for the lettering and typography style more than the cartoon & drawing type.

There is an amazing exhibition at the Cartier Fondation in Paris based on the  work of Evan Roth (check his website he always have great art project going on)


I have several shots of graffiti pictures in NYC below :

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some others taken with my phone below :

Wise
Skull

Door on 7th

Street Light

And finally, some others on my Flickr page:

Under the Bridge

Under the Bridge II

Red Stripe

Update: How could I do a post about graffiti in NYC and not mention Faust ??? My bad, he is amazing, here is below his season greetings and a link to his site, check him out !