Were the kids looking at Basquiat for their chalk drawings?

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I walked by this chalk drawing mural on a brick wall at a school in Boulder, Colorado, and the first thought I had was: were these kids looking at Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work as inspiration for their figure drawings? Scroll down to see some original Basquiats to better understand the visual association I was making … […]

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 […]