Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Street Art New York: What`s Going On In Lower Manhattan - December 2014 Edition

(Drivebycuriosity) - Street art never sleeps, especially in New York City. Almost any day some new graffiti, mural or other image appears in downtown Manhattan. Since my latest street art report from November 2014 (driveby) I found a lot new works on the streets of Lower East Side, East Village and Soho.

On the top of this post you can see a mural which  I discovered on the facade of Balvanera, an Argentinian restaurant at 152 Stanton Street. Local artist Mike Brown (Lot71 lot71.) calls his work  “An Allegory of Soul". According to the blog Bowery Boogie the mural is "a take on the similarities between the Lower East Side and the Balvanera neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Both areas are known for immigrant settlements, rich culture, creativity, and soul. Brown elected to overlay a silhouetted couple dancing across an antique-looking map of Manhattan" (bowery).

I got the 2 pics above this paragraph on East Houston Street which seperates Lower East Side and East Village. There is a row of containers which are beautified by New York`s Centre-Fuge Public Art Project (centre-fuge). This is a collective of street artists who show their own works and murals by invited participants.

As usual some artists sprayed their work on the gates of shops.

There were also some new stencils of course, as usual funny and sometimes provocative. Enjoy!

To be continued.

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