June 2019. New York – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens.
19feb18. Flushing, Queens, NY
Banksy’s newest piece uses a quote from the movie, “Gladiator.” I definitely think this piece is directed towards the taggers, bombers, and haters of his residency thus far. You have a guy wiping away the paint, besmirching the image. And the line reads as something quite karmic, if you ask me. Banksy’s telling these guys (and all Banksy haters) that their destructive ways will manifest for eternity. What’s in your soul now, will be in your soul forever.
14OCT13. Queens, NYC.
5Pointz: The Institute of Higher Burning
5Pointz Aerosol Art Center, Inc. is an outdoor art exhibit space in Long Island City, New York, considered to be the world’s premiere “graffiti Mecca,” where aerosol artists from around the globe paint colorful pieces on the walls of a 200,000-square-foot factory building. For more on this: http://5ptz.com/
SEP13. 5 Pointz, Long Island City.
Here is my last post from 5 Pointz this time around and possibly forever, as a developer is intending to demolish the warehouse and build luxury condominiums. I feel quite fortunate to have gotten there in time to document the current pieces.
I basically saved the best for last, in my opinion, as it is a unique 3-Dimensional piece by, I believe, New York graffiti legend Meres One. The boy in the mural is wearing a t-shirt donning Meres’ signature lightbulb logo, so I am assuming. Unless, it is an homage to Meres from another artist.
Regardless, I like this piece because it appears that the boy is in trouble and has been sent to his room early in the day, most likely by his mother (note the ironic poster of #1 Mom on his wall.) The room represented is very typical adolescent boy-esque, equipped with a fish tank, bookshelves, and other odds and ends. What stands out the most to me is his desk, which pours out of the wall onto a significant amount of ground space. You can see a steaming bowl of soup, a stapler, lamp, and pencil strewn atop it. I just love it. Enjoy the final 5 Pointz pictorial that I have to offer:
10JUL13. 5 Pointz, Long Island City, Queens, NY.