Today Charm City Streets presents the second half of the graffiti encountered last week during its tour of Brooklyn.
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.
Climate scientists have concluded global warming, if left unchecked, will cause sea levels to rise. Verifiable scientific data indicates rising sea levels would inundate large areas of New York City and the boroughs by the turn of the century.
In a recent peer reviewed article in Squirrelly Scientific Amurican, scientists concerned about graffiti’s impact on global warming requested the public’s assistance with their investigation. Alarmed by all the dire warnings, Charm City Streets submitted documentation to these scientists. You need not file a Freedom of Information Act request to review this documentation. Charm City Streets now openly shares its information with you.
The 7th Annual Bushwick Collective Block Party took place last weekend, and everyone enjoyed a rousing time. There was live music throughout the day; scrumptious vittles from a variety of NYC foodtrucks; a beer garden; and, fantastic new art work by 30+ artists and graff writers from around the world. Charm City Streets spent several days photographing the artists at work and now shares those behind-the-scene images with you.
In posts over the past week or so, Charm City Streets has led you on a photo safari through twisting alleyways, inside an old factory, past warehouses trackside, and along the streets of Wynwood during Art Basel 2016. Today’s leg of the photo safari leads past the walls Wynwood has to offer in other nooks and crannies. Be prepared to see spectacular graffiti.
Yesterday’s post featured a photo tour of the interior of the former RC Cola bottling plant in Wynwood. This converted industrial site is now an event space.
Last week on a photo tour of Brooklyn and Queens, Charm City Streets encountered a number of walls Hoacs, a favorite graffiti writer/artist, painted with other dope writers.
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.
The first few snowflakes have begun to fall in Baltimore, and outdoors the scene is calm and bright. That will soon change … for the worse. Weather forecasters say Old Man Winter is hell-bent on walloping the Mid-Atlantic with a wicked winter storm that will leave the area snowbound and as cold as ice. Maryland and surrounding states have already declared a state of emergency. Before hunkering down for the long wintry weekend, Charm City Streets shares with you the remaining graffiti pieces it encountered during visits to Brooklyn in 2015. Hopefully, this art display will bring a welcome splash of color and delight to the drab and dreary weekend ahead.