Bombers, burners, and chromes, oh my! March ushered in a crazy amount of fresh new graffiti all around town. Let’s take a look.
What did 45 do now? What’s the latest political uproar? Does this have anything to do with b-ball? None of the above. We are talking about the tantalizing scent of aerosol paint wafting over Northeast DC for the past two weekends.
Acclaimed writers from Baltimore, DC, and environs gathered for a paint jam at the ginormous wall behind Forman Mills on Rhode Island Ave NE. Highly respected crews such as FGS, HOD, KPG, NSF, PA, TGE and others were well represented.
Global warming affecting Baltimore! Many days this month the weather was more spring-like than early winter-like, and so art in public spaces bloomed all around the city much like an unexpected bumper crop of spring flowers
City walls are arguably the most common place to find graffiti – everything from hand styles, to burners, to masterpieces. However, graffiti writers and artists also make use of such off the beaten path locations as tunnels, highway underpasses, abandoned buildings, and more.
Seemingly, Daver and Siek can hardly wait to see the Bad Birds of Baltimore take to the field on Opening Day 2017. O say can you see that Daver and Siek have hit back-to-back home runs!
Last month, Charm City Streets posted several articles featuring off-street street art: burners, pieces, tags, and more uncovered in storm water channels, under highway overpasses, along the tracks, inside tunnels, and at other off-road sites.
Over the past five years Charm City Streets has taken you on regular photo tours of art in public spaces. We have visited Baltimore’s neighborhoods; the DC Metropolitan area; Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan; Miami; parts of the Midwest and Pacific Northwest; and, even Germany. Together we have walked hundreds of miles up and down city streets and alleyways; watched artists live painting during art festivals, mural projects, and paint jams; and, explored abandoned buildings such as a Cold War spy station in Berlin, Germany. Along the way we have encountered incredible graffiti writers and street artists.
Today’s edition of What’s Up on Charm City Streets covers the second half of November 2014 and features a new mural by Stefan Ways; a new Red X wheatpaste by Nether; and a new wire sculpture by Reed Bmore; plus work by several artists along the Jones Falls waterway and in Graffiti Alley.