NEW YORK CITY, BROOKLYN, & QUEENS STREETART & GRAFFITI: KEEP YOUR COMMUNITY GRAFFITI FREE

June 2019. New York – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens.

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STREET ART COLLABORATION: TOKIDOKI NOMAD & CITY KITTY

Back in 2013, I saw my first City Kitty piece in Long Island City near 5 Pointz. It was actually “Gato de Ciudad,’ his Spanish alter ego, but ever since then, I’ve been a fan. It’s cool now to have an actual collaboration with the artist, himself.

In December 2018, at Art Basel, I was wearing a City Kitty T-shirt and took a picture of myself in a mirror. City Kitty took that picture of me and made this piece and put it on St. Marks. In 2011, I lived on 1st between 7th & St. Marks. That area holds deep nostalgia for me. The Japanese kanji on the front of my t-shirt means “Jiyu” (Freedom) :

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JUNE 2019. St. Mark’s Place. NYC.

 

NEW YORK CITY: SCENES FROM A TIME

East Village
Chinatown
Fuck your phone, keep your head up.
Basquiat’s old house; a former stable owned by Andy Warhol.
Baston
Zero Cents. Nada. Don’t be a dick.

June2019. New York City, NY

NEW YORK CITY: THE RICH KILLD NYC

gone are the days of New.   York.   City.  no patti smiths or andy warhols. no basquiats looking out of  their second floor window of a stable owned by andy warhol. i walk by it almost every day and imagine seeing basquiat through that same window. he isn’t there. no one is. it’s a high-end shop of some kind now. i wonder why. why doesn’t someone live in that house. how much is it worth.

bowie’s off lafayette and the ramones aren’t at cbgb’s. 

apartments aren’t going for $10 in alphabet city anymore. the sunshine hotels are gone. ginsberg’s not passing me on the street. debbie harry’s nowhere. 

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jun19. new york city