MY FAVORITE THINGS SERIES: INTERNATIONAL STREET ART ~ PHOTOGRAPHY & CAMERAS

πŸ…ΌπŸ†ˆ πŸ…΅πŸ…°πŸ†…πŸ…ΎπŸ†πŸ…ΈπŸ†ƒπŸ…΄ πŸ†ƒπŸ…·πŸ…ΈπŸ…½πŸ…ΆπŸ†‚ πŸ†‚πŸ…΄πŸ†πŸ…ΈπŸ…΄πŸ†‚: πŸ…ΈπŸ…½πŸ†ƒπŸ…΄πŸ†πŸ…½πŸ…°πŸ†ƒπŸ…ΈπŸ…ΎπŸ…½πŸ…°πŸ…» πŸ†‚πŸ†ƒπŸ†πŸ…΄πŸ…΄πŸ†ƒ πŸ…°πŸ†πŸ†ƒ, πŸ…ΏπŸ…·πŸ…ΎπŸ†ƒπŸ…ΎπŸ…ΆπŸ†πŸ…°πŸ…ΏπŸ…·πŸ†ˆ & πŸ…²πŸ…°πŸ…ΌπŸ…΄πŸ†πŸ…°πŸ†‚ ~ 1️⃣ Iconic Anonymous Street Photographer, Vivian Maier by @kobrastreetart in Chicago, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 2️⃣ πŸ’ πŸ“· , alley in Berlin, πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ 3️⃣ β€œLas ΓΊltimas antes del Cambio β€œ by @toxicomanocallejero in Bogota, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄ 4️⃣ Houston-based @anatronen1971 in Sarasota, FL, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 5️⃣ @cranioartes ✌️ πŸ“· 6️⃣ artist unknown πŸ’—πŸ“· 7️⃣ artist unknown 8️⃣ Smile by @mrbrainwash9️⃣ β€œPolaroid Pictcha” by @sepc_ in BogotΓ‘, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄ πŸ”Ÿ β€œVisionary” by @dannyrock148

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NEW YORK CITY STREET ART: THE EDUARDO KOBRA “TAKEOVER”

In 2018, Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra painted a whopping 18 murals in New York City & Brooklyn! I was able to get to about 16 of them. Here they are below, with their locations:

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“27 Club” at Rivington & 170 Forsyth

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“Ellis” at 16 Clarkson Street in the West Village

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“Stop Guns” at 231 Eldridge Street

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“Run DMC” at 12th Street & 191 Ave A

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“Stop Wars” at 391 West St & Christopher St

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“Einstein on a Bike” at 780 3rd Ave

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“Elvis” at Bedford Ave & 142 N. 5th St in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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“Einstein” at 212 8th Ave & 21st St in Chelsea

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“Firefighter” at 150 E. 49th St & 3rd Ave

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“Statue of Liberty” at 49 Thompson St in SoHo

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“Mother Theresa & Gandhi” at 130 10th Ave & 18th St in Chelsea

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“Rushmore” at 210 10th Ave & 22nd St in Chelsea

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“Michael Jackson” at 180 1st Ave & 11th Street

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“Soulphia” at 16 Clarkson Street

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“Roy Lichtenstein” at 225 E. 44th

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“Boy and Balloon” on the other side of the Statue of Liberty piece at 49 Thompson St. SoHo
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Classic “Warhol & Basquiat” piece of Kobra’s still up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 162 N 9th St & Bedford Ave
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NYC-based artist, City Kitty, got into the “Kobra action” and put up a cheeky piece in response to Kobra’s takeover of the city. In Chelsea near the “Rushmore” piece: 10th Ave & 22nd St.

All photos taken in November 2018. NYC & Brooklyn, NY

L.A. STREET ART REVISITED: EINSTEIN by EDUARDO KOBRA

This piece is special to me for two reasons: First, I was fortunate enough to meet Eduardo Kobra, a kind and wonderful soul, in Miami at Art Basel in December. I’ve been following his artistic journey ever since. Secondly, I have been reading the Albert Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson, for the past two months and I’m finding it very compelling. Here’s an excerpt from a chapter titled “Lone Traveler” :

The mix of coldness and warmth produced in Einstein a wry detachment as he floated through the human aspects of his world. “My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and communities,” he relfected. “I am truly a ‘lone traveler’ and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart.; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude.”

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22mar14. La Brea & San Vicente. Los Angeles, CA.