American Flag with Pipe, Rensselaer, NY

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I saw this American flag mural painted on a concrete support beam for the highway overhead in Riverfront Park, in Rensselaer, NY. My question is: there was plenty of space above the pipe, so why didn’t the artist paint his mural above the intrusive object? The artist clearly wanted to integrate the pipe into the […]

Urban pigs, in art and in the front yard

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Who ever said farm life is the only domain for pigs? It seems that there’s an influx of pigs into urban life, as you can see below. At left we have a street art mural seen in Bushwick featuring a chrome-finish piggy bank, courtesy of artist Joshua Santos Rivera, who is also known as “Bik,” […]

GumShoe Art turning Warhol’s Soup Cans on their side

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I saw this street art mural by “Gumshoe” in Bushwick, with a woman inside of a sideways Campbell’s Soup Can … if you look closely, there is indeed some gum stuck to the top shoe stretching down to the “sidewalk” of the image. The real artist behind the “Gumshoe” series is Angela China, a self-taught […]

Captain America as window guard spokesman

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As I was wandering around East Williamsburg in Brooklyn today, I saw this building for American Architectural Windows, which has been manufacturing, supplying and installing aluminum fenestration products to the U.S. building industry since 1983. It only makes sense, then, that they utilize Captain America as their unofficial (visual) spokesman, with his shield in one […]