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WHEATPASTES, STENCILS AND STICKERS, OH MY!

Headlining today’s post … The Boss by Sacsix

In prior posts, I described how the ancient world used wheat paste to post legal decrees, public notices, advertisements, and ephemeral artwork. In our time, the term wheatpaste characterizes a particular form of street art: an illustration, painting or photo that an artist adheres to a public surface.

NEW YORK CITY WHEATPASTES

Headlining today’s post … Kathy Griffin holding the head of Harvey Weinstein – wheatpaste by SacSix

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.

A CORNUCOPIA OF WHEATPASTES IN BROOKLYN

Headlining today’s post … a dope collaboration by City Kitty, D7606 and Arrex Skulls

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.

WELLING COURT MURAL PROJECT, Part 1

Headlining today’s post … Where the Wilder Things Are by Sacsix

Eight years ago, residents of Welling Court in the Astoria neighborhood of New York City joined forces with the Ad Hoc Art Gallery to enhance their small community through public art. From its humble beginning, this annual event has mushroomed into a dazzling array of artwork created by a host of prominent muralists, street artists and graffiti writers … both from around the corner and the globe. The 2017 Welling Court Mural Project took place Saturday, June 10th.

EYE-CATCHING EPHEMERAL ART AT ART BASEL 2016

Headlining today's post ... Defend The Land, a wheatpaste by ABCNT

Headlining today’s post … Defend The Land, a wheatpaste by ABCNT

Several days ago Charm City Streets returned from a week-long photo tour of Art Basel 2016. The streets and avenues in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami were chock full of phenomenal murals by renowned street artists, dope graffiti pieces by masterful writers, galleries containing even more incredible artwork, and much more.