There are numerous fascinating collective nouns for birds such as a commotion of coots, a conspiracy of ravens, a grumbling of wild turkeys, and a squabble of gulls. I bring this to your attention because there must be a more interesting even spellbinding phrase to describe a collection of street art pieces – rather than simply saying murals. I propose paraphrasing the collective noun for crows and say a murder of murals. Before there is any grumbling or squabbling or calling me an old coot, one has to agree the images below clearly demonstrate the artists walloped those walls and set them aflame. In a word, they murdered these murals.
In addition to an ever-changing gallery of murals, the streets of Bushwick and Williamsburg provide a wealth of stencils and wheatpastes – some humorous, many thought-provoking, a few riveting, and each interesting.
Today’s post features images Charm City Streets captured in late August during a walking tour of the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg and East Williamsburg. This gallery showcases a mix of old and new work by well-known and unidentified artists.