Three decades of New York art in Denver

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On my recent visit to Colorado, I had a chance to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver for the first time. They currently have an interesting grouping of three exhibitions that basically cover three decades of art and/or artists in New York City. The lower level museum gallery space features the exhibition “Wall Writers: […]

That tiny sticker art portrait looks familiar … it’s Walt Whitman!

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Sticker art graffiti artists like to place their “slaps” on the backsides of stop signs, and this one on Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado, is filled with a bunch of different images. But it was the tiny round sticker in the bottom corner (in red circle, below left) that caught my attention … a portrait […]

Where’s Waldo? He’s been found, and apprehended.

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You’re probably familiar with the series of picture books called “Where’s Waldo,” by the English illustrator Martin Handford, where one is given a vast, visually-busy picture (such as the one below left), with the challenge to find the “Waldo” character in the drawing. The graffiti artist “HiJack” had his own take on the Waldo theme […]

Mystery about Army of One and Arbus image is revealed

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When I was walking around Chelsea on Wednesday, visiting art galleries and taking pictures of street art, I saw a familiar piece, below left: it’s the street art that utilizes Diane Arbus’ Child With a Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park, 1962 (pictured in inset). I’ve written about this mysterious street artist before: seeing a […]