It doesn’t look like it was once a synagogue but the themes of the decoration are Jewish. Not that the more common Christian based gargoyles and such are any less strange, but these seem unusual to me. Elizabeth and Bayard Streets on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Stars of David and boobies? There must be something else that they represent, but what it is I don’t know.
A beast face and a scroll motif. Any ideas on what is represented?
This is in Chinatown near where Swoon used to paste. When I first saw this piece I was happy thinking she was shaking up her style, and had not completely abandoned pasting in Manhattan. But sabeth718 on Flickr let me know that it was by nohj coley
. My google fu had already located iz the wiz, a NYC graffiti artist, recently deceased from the signature on the trains below. It is a lovely piece, it has a real presence, and the placement on the rusty girder is sweet.
Manhattan, at least since 11 Spring got buffed, has been second or third rate in terms of NYC street art. It’s all going on in Brooklyn. At least as far as I can tell from Luna Park’s stream on Flickr.