Giving Michelangelo a graffiti twist in the Bronx

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I was in the Bronx yesterday, driving around and checking out the graffiti, when I saw this piece by graffiti artist “Clark FLY I.D.” The mural is titled “Blessed,” and it was legally painted on the side of this deli at 205th and Webster Avenue. It’s a play on Michelangelo’s fresco painting “The Creation of […]

How and Nosm on Whitlock Ave in the Bronx

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I went on a little self-guided graffiti tour of the Bronx today, which was initiated with a general Google-search of where to find a concentrated batch of street art. I started with an especially good stretch of graffiti-covered buildings on Whitlock Avenue just south of the subway station (6 train, Whitlock Ave stop). I wanted […]

Photo manipulation – not as easy as it looks

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I saw some cool photographs by Adam Ferriss accompanying a recent article in the print version of the NY Times Magazine. His image below was used to illustrate the theme of using Instagram as a sort of travel guide. Scroll down for more … including something else about Ferriss’ picture at the bottom of the […]

When street art looks as good as the museum work

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One of these pieces below is a Cy Twombly painting worth several million dollars, and the other is a detail of scraped-off posters and spray paint on the side of a fire department call box in lower Manhattan. I’m sure you can probably tell which is which, but my point in placing them side-by-side is […]