On a photo tour last week I came across a number of wheatpastes by two favorite New York City artists.
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.
Shortly after Thanksgiving my family gave me an early Christmas present: an all-expenses-paid trip to Brooklyn. Thanks to their generosity I spent 4 days late last week photographing street art in and around Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan.
Last weekend while touring Brooklyn and Queens, Charm City Streets uncovered an abundance of stencils, stickers, and wheatpastes – some quite recent, a number simply new to CCS, but each one worthy of note.
The weather forecast called for mild temperatures and sunny skies, so Charm City Streets took off to spend a few days in Brooklyn. Touring the streets of Bushwick and East Williamsburg is always a treat. Colorful murals, fascinating wheatpastes, and kewl graffiti covered many walls.