The eye-gazing battle in the name of universal love.
Free art approaching from Tompkins Square Park.
Portalite Greeting Dance.
Here is the portal right after it was unveiled. The photo is a capture from my video. I should have waited around to get a good shot of it. When I came back the next morning it was ripped down. The same thing happened last week to portal 8. I’m not sure if they are being torn down by haters or street art scavengers. I think they are only pasting paper prints now because of this. Originally they were pasting up the original paintings, and for the most part they were unmolested
Missing the next morning. The Twin Towers mural has been there for years.
The Free Art Society pulled out all the stops last night for the unveiling of the 6th Portal.
Sirens and pirates clash in Tompkins Square Park. The Pirates added the dramatic tension. The Sirens sang “go to sleep little baby, go to sleep little baby, go lay your bones on the alabaster stones and be my everloving baby” and the Pirates went right to sleep.
The unveiling of the 6th Portal on Avenue A.
Seductive dancing singing Sirens.
Times-Up provided the pirates. The 5th Portal shown behind him was stolen, this is a printed replacement (which was also stolen the next day). Boxcutter Design printed the replacement shown.
I shot this the next morning. It was peeled off shortly after.
The 13 Portals project continues. I was playing my guitar in Tompkins Square Park when they entered. I always have my camera with me so I recorded the event. I always seem to be about when the Portalers are on the loose. It was awkward for me videoing with my guitar on my back. I wasn’t optimally mobile trying to get good shots.
The 13 Portals riff on many world cultures and religions. This one is based on the Kamasutra statues around some Hindu temples. So far the portals have remained relatively free of tagging and vandalism, except for a small tag on the one on the Bean at 3rd and Second. But I wonder how the neighborhood will react to this relatively explicit art work. 13 Portals is a project of The Free Art society
The panel is canvas, painted elsewhere and glued to the wall.
Houston Village Farms Deli
First and 4th. Search for Portal on the GammaBlog
Music by The Hungry March Band and from what I could read on their strap covered tee shirts, Candombe.
I’m not sure how everyone else found out about the parade, I stumbled upon it as I was checking out the foliage changes in Tompkins Square Park for my tree project.
A dedicated performer in the 90 degree heat.
Performers were asked to be themselves.
For once there was no obvious police presence at a gathering.
Rolando said he would take any excuse to dress up.
On the avenue, fifth avenue, the photographers will snap us,
And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure. – Irving Berlin
I’ve never been to the Easter Parade before, this morning I found myself in the middle of it. I always carry my camera.
I told them they were the second scariest in the parade, they said no not scary.
Everyone looks happy to be here, not sure about the young one underneath the lamp shade.
Fashionistas for sure.
All eggs not in one basket.
Colors my camera couldn’t possibly capture.
Guy hoped he didn’t break my camera.
Card sharp says it is not all falling down.
Elegant in white and cream.
Not sure what the crow is doing perched on the Easter bunny’s head.
I asked if I could get a picture of the young bunny. The look says it all.
Old bunny. Scariest prize goes to this guy.