The new street-art class
These seven artists are doing their part to make NYC more beautiful.
Tue Feb 22 2011
"Working on the street is an excuse to get to know neighborhoods through a new vantage point—sometimes while being chased," OverUnder says. "It's a kind of urban exploration." His casual, sketchlike paintings and graffiti of figures whose bodies are composed of inanimate objects (buildings, architecture) give off a stream-of-consciousness feeling. Lately, he's been drawing figures surrounded by brownstones or bodegas, which he says is a response to the city's high housing prices. Look for OverUnder's murals in the area between the Lorimer Street and Jefferson Avenue L stops, like one on Central Avenue, near Troutman Street. A piece based on Charles Joseph Natoire's Expulsion from Paradise is still on Skillman Street between DeKalb and Willoughby Avenues in Bed-Stuy, and ageing nicely.
Where his work has been:
1. Expulsion from Paradise: Skillman St betweem Myrtle and Willoughby Aves, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
2. Untitled: Johnson Ave at Morgan Ave, Bushwick, Brooklyn3. Untitled: A rooftop off Montrose Ave, near Leonard St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
SCOPE THE GOODS! Street Art Tour with Gabe Schoenberg
Graffiti Tours New York's Gabe Schoenberg designed a tour just for Time Out New York! He leads a two-hour van ride to Harlem, Soho and Long Island City to scope some of these artists' work. A guest street artist will come along to discuss the pieces and the ways in which the city's street-art scene has evolved. Meet at the northwest corner of Bleecker St and Bowery (grafftours.com). March 6 at 1pm. $50, students $40.
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