Below are some shots from the time I had while waiting to attend NYU Tisch School of the Arts' open house for prospective students. While I will most definitely tell you NOT to even waste time applying to this school, I can say that I wish there was more time during my visit to document more street art.
Here, you find a nice mix of grease-markers (hank), tags, throw-ups (with grocery store ink!) and sticker-art. It is difficult for me to pick a favorite from the bunch, as I am partial to anything incorporating commentary on economy (AS is geniusly simple, while CEOZ is hilarious) and have recently taken a fascination with grocery store ink, I must say that the sticker of an American Indian warrior skull takes the cake.
I'd like to point out another tradition within the circles of street-artists, and that is to use FREE packaging materials from the United States Postal Office. In the third picture you will see that the artist drew on a sticker packing label and then cut out its form to be placed conspicuously on the park bench. It is interesting to note that in this case there is an unspoken dialogue occurring where tax dollars are paying for its own defacement. Often times, however, this approach is frowned upon by other street artists simply because the effort in getting up takes place in the safety of one's home, instead of in the streets (thus eliminating the risk of being caught). I personally could care less, simply because you never know the artist's circumstances, in addition to the fact that I just love seeing variety in expression.
Also note that in the fourth picture, the artist writing with a fat cap was notably in danger and had to stop mid-tag in order to prevent being caught (was only capable of spraying "WER" before having to abandon the piece). It is always sad to see this as you never get to realize the full intent of the artist, but at the same time it is exciting because you pick up on a feeling for the rush which comes with secretly defacing property.
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