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IG: @citykittystreet for @amartstop
Address: #7 2nd Ave & Houston, East Village, NYC
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) :
JUNE 2019. St. Mark’s Place. NYC.
Belgian artist ROA’s classic Squirrel on the wall of an auto yard on Berry & N5th
Brooklyn-based artist Lmnopi.
Walking past this classic Chevy pickup closed in by a wire fence, I just felt compelled with the way the sunlight was hitting that morning, to take a shot. Just feeds my soul with Americana Blues…
Muhammad Ali by NYC/AUS – based artist, BROLGA.
Classic Space Invader piece that has been up forever in Williamsburg. Always intriguing to see what endures and what doesn’t.
When urbanity devours…
I’m a sucker for ‘door art.’ An entrance to anything gives you a sense of what’s inside.
3feb18. Williamsburg. Brooklyn, NY.
An adapted image of the infamous ‘Kathy Griffin holding a Donald Trump head,’ now with Harvey Weinstein, an alleged rapist and serial abuser of power. Street art makes statements whether you like it or not. By NYC-based street artist: SACSIX Location: First Street Green Park in the East Village, NYC.
A man chills with a coffee, a cigarette, and his phone on 1st Street in the East Village.
A Christmas-themed City Kitty wheatpaste still going strong (Jan 29) in the East Village.
A sticker-covered utility box in Freeman’s Alley on the Lower East Side, NYC.
Belgian artist ROA’s classic bird piece still going strong in the East Village.
Street artist Russell King with a wood piece on a street sign in the East Village.
Street life around The Cube, a.k.a. “Alamo” at Astor Place.
A graffiti-covered delivery truck making its way on St. Marks Place, heading towards a park with snow-covered trees.
Birds by DALeast on St. Marks Place in the East Village.
The Empire State Building
jan/feb 2018 – New York City, NY