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 […]

Not the Vermeer we expected

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I was walking around the Chelsea neighborhood on NYC and saw this altered logo for the Vermeer Corporation, which makes construction equipment, among other things. Most people associate the name Vermeer with the Dutch painter from the 17th Century, but the Vermeer Corporation has a construction worker rolling up his sleeves as their logo (below […]

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 […]

Street art with Andy Warhol quote “I was once here” – or is it? I don’t think so …

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I saw this painted on the sidewalk near the Comme des Garçons store on West 22nd Street in front of the Heavenly Body Works building. It says “I was once here. A Warhol” inside of the outline of a head, but I don’t think that was actually a quote that can be attributed to Andy […]