Buschwick (NY) residents woke up recently to a massive 100ft mural across four buildings stating “You’r in my hood now!” by Skewville.
Now you know. And the work is uncomissioned.
Philadelphia artist Stephen Powers (ESPO) and his team have been putting the finishing touches on “Love Letter to Brooklyn” they painted on a Macy’s parking garage in downtown Brooklyn.
The project was partially designed by Powers before it was painted and evolved with feedback from the community, including long-time Brooklyn resident David Villorente. The painted lines were inspired by conversations he and his team had with people passing by the parking garage : “Turn to me”, “I see eternity” “Onward, upward,” “I was nurtured here,” “Born busy as a Brooklyn bound B” and “Euphoria, Is you for me?”
Some pics of the work in progress:
Steve Powers has additional upcoming projects in downtown Brooklyn, so watch this space.
Vice Magazine threw a hell of a party at 1 Hanson place in Brooklyn to celebrate the launch of their web counterpart Vice.com.
With flowing free drinks and live performance acts, in true VICE form all kind of acts of debauchery were going on.
Rapper Ricky Rozay aka Rick Ross sent the crowd into a frenzy with some people crowd surfing, girls fighting, other spraying beer like champagne.
Further pics from the party HERE
When art meets fashion…
To celebrate the first issue of Garage Magazine by Dasha Zhukova, a special ice cream van has been touring the Meatpacking district and NY Fashion shows.
One of the three magazine covers features a strategically placed butterfly tattoo by artist Damien Hirst, shot by Hedi Slimane.
The last ever show at Deitch celebrated the book launch of “Beyond The Street”, featuring the 100 leading figures of Urban Art.
An impressive list of contributors flew from all over the world to attend in person.
A fantastic atmosphere where everyone was happily signing each other’s book.
Henry Chalfant and Editor Patrick Nguyen
Gestalten did a great interview of Patrick Nguyen.