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Just some track side flicks to tide you over while I get some more freights….
Wish you all the best for 2014!
Oranges in your xmas stocking ! Illegals on the Juiceboxes and Abandoned Marina Stadium in Miami, Random Legals from Art Basel 2013.
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During the autumn of 2013, while many NYC art blogs were obsessing over Banksy and the lost of 5 points, NYC’s graffiti community created a gallery of their own just up the street from 5 pointz, within the old CN West/QP’s Marketplace buildings.
This was a spontaneous event – no one planned or organized it. These factory buildings were abandoned and accessible for months, though it wasn’t until a single writer – ‘Sebo’ – painted on the rooftop that other writers realized the buildings were accessible (and thus prime for painting in).
What normally would send a trickle of graffiti artists who saw it in person (via the N/Q and 7 subway lines that pass within easy view) instead became viral candy to NYC writers and fans, many of whom posted photos from the roof making it easy to find the buildings, or simply straight out gave out the address in Hipstergram. Within … [ read more ]
The iron triangle is a true working mans neighborhood. Filled with makeshift auto shops, an iron works, junkyards, a trash transfer facility and (oddly enough) a spice factory. Here – people work and work hard, in an area deprived of virtually all city services.
The auto shops are the majority of businesses located here. The clientele is a mix of everyone imaginable – Asian, Spanish, old white guys. You name it. Everyone comes for a cheaper price on repairs than you’d ever get at a dealership, or maybe a falsified inspection for a few bucks above the usual rate. Besides, where are you suppose to find a new window and mirror for a 1989 Ford Escort after you ran down the guy trying to steal the 20 buck radio from it?
It’s an intimidating place to the uninitiated. There are loads of guys just seemingly standing around doing nothing but waiting to strangle someone. Spend some time here though and you … [ read more ]
Here’s a helpful tip when painting freights: Avoid the numbers on the sides. They are needed for identification by the train crews, and if obscured a black box with the new info will be planted on top of your piece. So if you want your stuff to last, respect the numbers and they will respect you….
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