Madame Lego

As A true Geekette and street art lover, I could resist posting this NYC discovery : Lego and street art mixed together.

It all started yesterday when I went to the Social Media Week kickoff Party at the NY Public Library,  when i saw this on the wall:

and after a little research I found out that there was many like this spread all over the city:

Central Park:

It is actually a global project and featured in many cities such as Tel aviv, Berlin, Amsterdam, and much more.

I have no idea who is behind it but I think it’s pretty cool – Visit their site http://www.dispatchwork.info/

And if you can find legos in NYC Concrete Jungle , why not get Concrete Lego ? Found on Etsy

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 !


Gone Baby gone…

Keith Haring Mural

Another downtown NY reference gone this week, after the DKNY  mural now the Keith Haring wall on Houston and Bowery is over…

The mural was commissioned by  Deitch in 1982 and the new mural will be designed by brazilian graffiti  artists Os Gemeos, also courtesy of Deitch…

Final

Os Gemeos Close-up

UPDATE : (also known as too lazy to do a new blog post)

now the mural has changed again just for the time of the big Shepard Fairey “May Day” exhibition at Deitch and I am guessing the Banksy film showing across the street at sunshine theater is a good promo as well. (MUST SEE MOVIE by the way)

And even if I like Shepard Fairey, I absolutely hate this mural, and my favorite part was this just right next to it: