37 Broadway btwn Kent and Wythe
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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.
Squint your eyes to see the stikman on the left. Fricking amazing, as always. I’m having a hard time figuring out the technique on these. Looks like a stencil of some sort, possibly screen printing with multiple layers. Thoughts anyone?
On the Trail of the Mysterious Stikman in the Washington Post
It’s essentially; keep the camera on and point it at all the street art as you go, giving about as close as you’ll get to a real-time street art tour down Wooster Street on the Web. A steady cam would have been nice, but I imagine impractical. My favorite parts are the Stickman sitings. The dramatically mournful music is an odd choice.
Full screen viewing recommended.
C-Monster has more coverage.
STIKMAN, LA II , CELSO, INFINITY
(& introducing: C-Beauty)
November 14 – November 30, 2008
Opening Reception – November 14 from 6pm -10pm
Factory Fresh is located at 1053 Flushing Avenue between Morgan and Knickerbocker, off the L train Morgan Stop
New York City street artists Celso & infinity present A Maze, an exhibition and installation of work based on networks and passages. A gallery-sized, 7-foot-tall maze, constructed entirely out of original art, will immerse participants in a multidimensional environment designed to overwhelm the senses.
The work invites viewers to choose their path to a destination that, ultimately, is unknown. Random decisions have to be made at each artistic obstruction: Continue right or left? Go back and chose another route? The end result could offer great reward. Likewise, it could be a dead end. You choose.
The New York Times described their most recent collaboration, Post No Bills, a street art gallery in Long Island City as “Audacious.” The new show also features work by mysterious street art shaman Stikman, graffiti artist LA II (Little Angel Ortiz, a protégé and collaborator with street art legend Keith Haring) and also introduces the graceful and intricate art of Cbeauty.
A Maze is a site specific installation made for Factory Fresh that is curated and conceived by Celso and infinity in an attempt to better understand the challenges presented by working in an ever changing artistic landscape. (more…)
Photo, 2006, on the southwest corner of 11 Spring. It may have stood there for a few years unnoticed by me. The early ones I remember finding, hid in shadowed alcoves, not standing boldly at the corners like this one. But this is the way early Stikmen looked… tiny and made from actual sticks.