LARCHMONT, NEW YORK STREET ART: LARCHMONT HISTORICAL MURALS

Brought to us by Street Art for Mankind, a “world-first street art movement to fight child trafficking,” https://streetartmankind.org/about/, ~ is a quaint village art walk in Larchmont, New York. There are six murals depicting different aspects of Larchmont history created by internationally renowned street artists. More information is below:  

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“The Palmers, Pioneers” by BTOY a.k.a. Andrea Michaelsson, a Spanish artist who lives in Barcelona. This mural is of Samuel Palmer and his family. In 1700, Samuel Palmer, who had been elected the Town’s first supervisor in 1697, obtained the original leases on the “Middle Neck” area, and in 1722 the Palmer family obtained full title to the land which included what is now the Incorporated Village of Larchmont. (wiki) – Address: 120 Chatsworth Artist’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/btoyandrea/

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“Lucretia’s Women’s Rights” by iljin, an artist originally from Poland, now based in Dublin. LUCRETIA MOTT. “When Mott died in 1880, she was widely judged by her contemporaries… as the greatest American woman of the nineteenth century.” ~author Susan Jacoby.Lucretia Mott (née Coffin; January 3, 1793 – November 11, 1880) was a U.S. Quaker, abolitionist, women’s rights activist, and social reformer. She had formed the idea of reforming the position of women in society when she was amongst the women excluded from the World Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840. In 1848 she was invited by Jane Huntto a meeting that led to the first meeting about women’s rights. Mott helped write the Declaration of Sentiments during the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention. Her speaking abilities made her an important abolitionist, feminist, and reformer. When slavery was outlawed in 1865, she advocated giving former slaves who had been bound to slavery laws within the boundaries of the United States, whether male or female, the right to vote. She remained a central figure in the abolition and suffrage movement until her death in 1880. Mott was a Quaker preacher early in her adulthood. (wiki) Address: 47-65 Wendt Ave. Artist’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/iljin_art/

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“Mott, the Abolitionist” by KinMx a.k.a. Katherine Rupit, originally from Mexico and now lives in Dublin, Ireland. James Mott (20 June 1788 – 26 January 1868) was a Quaker leader, teacher, and merchant as well as an anti-slavery activist. (wiki) He was also the husband of Lucretia Mott. Address: 2137 Boston Post Rd. Artist’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/kinmx/

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“Rough Seas for Collins” by Victor Ash, a French artist, originally from Portugal, who now lives in Copenhagen. Edward Knight Collins I (5 August 1802 – 22 January 1878) was an American shipping magnate. Collins had the first U.S. transatlantic mail contract, built the first American steamships to cross the Atlantic and ran the fastest, most luxurious ships. He was considered to be ‘the most important person who ever lived in Larchmont,’ according to Judith Doolin Spikes, a Larchmont historian. In 1831 he became involved with the cotton trade between New Orleans and New York. He bought his first shipping line in 1831. In 1836, he launched the Dramatic Line of sailing packets, which quickly became a major presence on what was then the world’s most important shipping route, between New York and Liverpool. (wiki) Address: 6 Chatsworth Artist’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/victor__ash/

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“Munro’s Legacy” by Loic Ercolessi, a French street artist currently based in Miami, Florida. Peter Jay Munro studied law under the tutelage of Aaron Burr, the third U.S. vice president. He was also the nephew of John Jay, the president of the Continental Congress (1778 to 1779), the first U.S.  chief justice (1789 to 1795) and a governor of New York (1795 to 1801). When he was sixteen, Munro accompanied Jay to Paris to negotiate the end of the war. While practicing law in New York City, he began buying up property in Larchmont. His famous house was called Larchmont Manor (18 Elm Ave.) and it was built in 1797. It is the oldest house in Larchmont to this day. https://patch.com/new-york/larchmont/historical-wonders-the-manor-house Address: 96 Chatsworth Artist’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/loicercolessi/

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“The Vibrant Manor” by Jo Di Bona, a French street artist living in Paris. “In the 1910s and 20s, actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks summered in Larchmont when it was a summer colony for rich city dwellers.” http://theloopny.com/hollywood-on-the-long-island-sound/ Address: 145 Larchmont, back parking lot. Artist’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/jodibona/

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12nov18. Larchmont, NY. 

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ŁÓDŹ, POLAND STREET ART: FIRST TIME’S A CHARM

I spent 4 days in this cool little city in September of this year and found as much street art, “organically,” as I could. By “organic,” I mean…explore the city on foot with no expectations and see what I could come across. I much prefer to document a city’s art this way, rather than researching addresses and trying to find particular murals. I’m sure that sounds odd, but it’s the way I like to do it. Please enjoy ~

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“Enjoy the Silence,” a collaboration between Etam Cru & Robert Proch. Address: Sienkiewicza 81
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Collaboration between Aryz and Os Gemeos. Address: Roosevelta 5
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Artist: Nunca. Address: Narutowicza 25
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Arthur Rubinstein by Kobra. Address: Sienkiewicza 18 

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The Cat Lady by Polish artist Raspazjan. Address: Sienkiewicza 39
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Artist: OPIEMME. This colorful mural was made in collaboration with locals who threw 300 bags of paint on the piece. Address: Stefana Jaracza 20
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The largest mural in Lodz. Street art version of the city of Lodz, created by Meisal & Bary.  Address: Piotrkowska 152
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French artists Frédéric Zoer and Matthieu Velvet. Address: Sienkiewicza 71
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“Bang!” by Etam Cru and SatOne. Address: al. Kościuszki 27

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Polish artist M-city.Industrial Mural. Address: 
Tuwima 16 
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“Primavera” by Artist: Sainer. Address: ul. Uniwersytecka 12
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“Wave” by DALeast. Address: ul. Pomorska 92
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Italian Artist AweR. Address: ul. Pomorska 93
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Spanish Artist Gonzalo BORONDO. Address: ul. Pomorska 67
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“Woman in Bath” by Aryz. Address: ul. Pomorska 67
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“The Second Life of a Factory” by Andrzej Poprostu. Address: ul. Pomorska 79
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“Sentir (to feel)” by Puerto Rican artist: Alexis Diaz. Address: ul. Kilińskiego 26
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“Abstract II” by Spanish artist: Kenor. Address: 
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“The Vision of St. Dominic I.” Address: ul. Pomorska 22

 

September 2018. Lodz, Poland.

KYIV, UKRAINE STREET ART: THE RETURN…

I returned to Kyiv for a week in September of this year and tried to document as many murals as I possibly could, whether by walking the streets or stealing pics out of car windows… Please enjoy the fruits of my labor below : 

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This mural by the Australian artist Fintan Magee is depicting Anna Rizatdinovа, a Ukrainian former world champion in rhythmic gymnastics. She is one of the most decorated rhythmic gymnasts of her generation. Completed in 2015. 
Strilets’ka St, 12, Kiev, Ukraine
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Sergei Nigoyan was an Armenian-Ukrainian Euromaidan activist who was shot and killed from during the 2014 Hrushevskoho Street riots where he was acting as security. He was the first protestor killed by shooting during the riots. He was among 100 people (Heaven’s Hundred Heroes) who died that night. The creator of this mural is Alexander Farto, also known as Vhils, from Lisbon, Portugal. The portrait is carved into the wall; Vhils’ signature style.
Mykhailivs’ka St, 24А, Kiev, Ukraine
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Blue Tit on a Lightbulb (Freedom) by Alex Maksiov (Completed in May 2016)                      “The Blue Tit is associated with happiness, the way it has a blue colouring and a long forked tail. These birds build their nests out of mud and they symbolize freedom, like the wide open sky, and eternal happiness…”                                                                                               Address: 12 Ivana Franka Street
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Red Bicycle by Toronto-based artist, Emmanuel Jarus (May 2016)                                                  “I ride my bicycle to ride my bicycle.” The teacher sat at the feet of his student and said, “I am your student.” ~ Zen proverb                                                                                                                                        Address: 13 Viacheslava Lypynskoho Street

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Being that Ukraine is a country perpetually in conflict, Spanish artist, XAV wanted to paint the image of a cute and smiling boy. According to him “the work was devoted to the ability to enjoy simple things, the desire to see a half full glass, and not half empty, that even having nothing, you can still have everything …”                                                                        Address: Kazymyra Malevycha St, 42
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“A Flamenco in Kyiv” by Belgian artist Bart Smeets, a.k.a. Smates. Two intertwined flamingo heads; one is pink with its head submerged underwater, whilst the other one is seemingly born of the blue water-splash…                                                                                    Address: Lesi Ukrainky Boulevard 30
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“Brown Bear in a Colorful Whimsy” by Spanish artist, Kraser Tres.                                    Address: Verkhnii Val 44
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“Semi-inflated Killer Whale Balloon” by Swedish artist-duo, NEVERCREW.                      Address: Saksahanskoho St, 147/5
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City Man/City Lights by Sebastian Velasco (Completed in July 2016)
Address: 36a Olesia Honchara Street

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Rodents and Bunny by Roa (Completed in July 2016)
Address: 32a Olesia Honchara Street
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Address: Starovokzalna Street 12
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Australian artist, Fintan Magee: “I wanted to create something simple but with clear accents,” says the artist. “That’s why I decided to draw a huge deer and a man crossing the river. For me, it is a symbol of both the unity of human and nature, and the transition of Ukraine from the past towards something new. Crossing the river means hard times, but on the other side there is always a better future waiting for us. This is my take on the situation in Ukraine: the symbol of the struggle for the better life and of the movement towards it.” Address: Voloska Street 19/22
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Self Made Man,” by Ukrainian artist Alexander Grebenyuk. 
Address: (inside a carpark) 24a Honchar Street.
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Blue Birds (Shadoofs) by Taras Arm (Completed in December 2016)
Address: 9 Heorhiivskyi Lane
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Artist: Guido Van Helten ~ titled Lily Of The Valley. Inspired by the poem of the same name by Lesya Ukrainka, one of Ukrainian literature’s foremost writers. She’s best known for her poems and plays. She was also a political, civil, and feminist activist.                           Address: Striletska Street 28
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Car Cogs (Car Carousel) by M-City (Completed in December 2015)
Address: 20B Striletska Street
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“Herald of life” by Ukrainian artist Alexander Brytsev. Notice the white crow amongst the flock; apparently, it’s a symbol of good news and re-birth.
Interestingly, it has been said that the location itself, is symbolic. It’s located in a residential/commercial yard off of a main street. Supposedly, there’s a cage with huge crows that have been living there for over two decades. Locals say that these birds understand the language of humans…                                                                                              Address: Reitarska Street 9
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“Rise” by Washington, D.C. native/Berlin-based artist, James Bullough. Transcend and break free of the chaos in the world…
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Eco Ukraine
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(Homme Habile) by Guillaume Albi (Completed in Spring 2015)
Address: 3 Observatorna Street
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(Fluor & Malva sylvestris) by Fabio Petani (Completed in July 2017)
Address: 15 Bulvarno Kudriavaska Street

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Spanish artist Borondo’s rendition of one of the oldest Cathedrals in Europe ~ the Saint Sofia Cathedral.                                                                                                                                        Address: Heroiv Stalinhrada Avenue 16д
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WAONE / Interesni Kazki                                                                                                                      Address: E 40
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Address: Mykoly Bazhana Avenue 5
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Address: Mykoly Bazhana Avenue 9
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Greek artist INO’s “Instability.” A ballerina is dancing over a bomb. Inspired by the politically volatile situation in Ukraine, the piece is criticizing the failure of people to be able to coexist on earth.                                                                                                                           Address: Mykoly Bazhana Avenue 7
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Artist: Ernesto Maranje                                                                                                                            Address: Mykoly Bazhana Avenue 5е

September 2018. Kyiv, Ukraine.

 

WIESBADEN (MAINZ-KASTEL), GERMANY 🇩🇪 STREET ART & GRAFFITI: THE EAGLE HAS LANDED

Artist, Der Snok. https://instagram.com/der.snok?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=otkew8ebj1kyArtist, Elevenade. https://instagram.com/elevenade?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=1tjqah51g4x3mStreet Artist / Activist, Bensen Olsen. https://instagram.com/bensenolsen?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=1qk08gyegv2k0

20oct18 Wiesbaden, Germany 🇩🇪

WIESBADEN (MAINZ-KASTEL), GERMANY 🇩🇪 STREET ART: “ABUNDANCE” by GUIDO PALMADESSA

http://www.guidopalmadessa.com

20oct18. Mainz-Kastel, Wiesbaden, Germany 🇩🇪