NYC construction site still life

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I was walking down 10th Avenue near 29th Street in New York City yesterday when I noticed this mess of red and orange-capped pipes and rusty residue sitting on the sidewalk. There was something about this that caught my attention – it was primarily the red caps, that reminded me of lids from Play-Doh containers […]

Street art memorial to Bill Cunningham

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I was walking south on Washington Street in downtown NYC the other day and happened upon this little street art memorial to photographer Bill Cunningham, who passed away last summer. Cunningham was an American fashion photographer for The New York Times, known for his candid street photography with a focus on clothing as personal expression. […]

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 … […]

Abstract art found via Street View

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Not sure what prompted this tonight, but I was in the mood to take a virtual stroll through some Newark neighborhoods via Google Street View, and see if I could find anything interesting. I did – in my last post, I found a giraffe-patterned building that matched one I saw in the Ironbound (in person) […]