Wheat paste has been used to post notices, advertisements and artwork on walls since ancient Greek and Roman times. Today the term wheatpaste is used to describe a particular form of street art – any illustration, painting, photo, or poster which an artist adheres to a public surface.
During Open Walls Baltimore 2012, Jetsonorama and Swoon created several dramatic wheatpastes. For a year or two after that street art project, one would regularly find intriguing wheatpastes by Gaia, Nether, Stefan Ways, and other artists all around the city. However, since then one encounters a wheatpaste infrequently here in Baltimore.
Thus, it is particularly exciting to visit Brooklyn and Manhattan where wheatpastes abound. During a visit to NYC last week, Charm City Streets came across a veritable cornucopia of wheatpastes. Some were of an activist nature covering topics such as the environment, the human condition, and politics. And, some were simply humorous, witty and whimsical.
Today’s post includes wheatpastes by well-known New York artists City Kitty, Lmnopi, MythNY, and SacSix.
Without doubt City Kitty is one of NYC’s most prolific street artists with new artwork popping up almost daily in many boroughs and neighborhoods.
Lmnopi’s art is all about raising awareness or consciousness of environmental and social issues.
MythNY seeks to enhance our social and political conscience.
SacSix incorporates pop culture figures into his street art work.
In a later post, Charm City Streets will present wheatpastes by Phoebenewyork, Dr Scott, D7606, and RX Skulls.
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