Tagging it Placed Trash, discarded stuff someone thought worthy of display.
I’ve been neglecting to post much street art here on the GammaBlog of late, but I have not stopped taking photos. Here’s a selection of a photo from each month of 2013.
January: The 13 Portals project placed painting such as this and wild performances through much of the year.
February: Jim Power has been busy with his lamp post mosaics. His latest work is full of historical details about the locations. This one celebrates Minsky Bros. Burlesk.
March: Welcome to the future, where you will buy your designer air by the bottle. These clever faux ads have been around for a couple of years, I don’t know who is behind them.April: Stikman continues to be one of my favorite street artists. I haven’t seen much of his work in the past year. This one made from an old computer punch card was the only new one I’ve seen in this neighborhood in 2013.
May: Postal Stickers continue to provide low cost sticker fodder for young street artists.
August: This one made me mad at first as it was molesting one of my precious Tompkins Square Park trees. But it turned out that the damage was nil, as it was not nailed in or such, and it soon was removed.
September: Just a funny spray paint doodle on the Bowery.
October: Nice colorful hitchhiker from RAE on the Lower East Side.
November: Something from Cecilia on First Avenue, that’s all I know.December: I was so happy to catch this tiny work from another favorite artist Elbow Toe. It’s the first non-text piece by him that I’ve seen in the wilds in years.
Beautiful day for feasting at the Grub Street Food Festival. Hester and Essex Streets, Lover East Side, Manhattan.
Get your pickled oyster shooters at the Maiden Lane booth. Note: my good friend Dave Drinkwater is one of the owners.
Maiden Lane hopes to resurrect the spirit of the legendary Life Cafe at the northeast corner of Tompkins Square Park. Its logo is a lifesaver.
My pal, Libone Redding was a Lower East Side neighbor in the 1990’s. He’s a travelling musician who can’t find a free parking space in the city anymore.