Since 11 Spring was buffed, and the Meat Packing district bleached of its stench, there are only a few spots left in Manhattan where you can find wheat pastings. The Candy Factory in Soho, and the former Swoon mural wall on the Lower East Side are mostly what’s left. The Deitch wall featured veteran wheat paster Shepard Fairey this summer, and the piece took a lot of abuse. It looked too much like a tee-shirt ad. In general painters are given more respect than pasters on the street.
Kenny Scharf makes a surprise appearance at the end. I think he last painted this wall in the Eighties.
And yes that is me ranting with myself in the soundtrack. Use the mute if needed.
Two of my favorite artists, R. Crumb and Stikman together at last. At first I was thinking that it was someone else appropriating the work of both artists, but Stikman is known to use R. Crumb images, so my guess is that it is a genuine Stikman sticker. It is possibly rererencing people collecting street art. Notice that someone has tried to peel this sticker.
Monday afternoon – Barry Mcgee aka Twist on the Deitch wall at Houston and Bowery. Written over night. I like it a lot better up close than how it looks from a distance.
This is apparently the base layer, more paint to come.
On the scene coverage from The Art Collectors.