With her pink round face and signature bob weave, Phoebe provides a treasure trove of amusing thoughts and clever pronouncements on life and love. Look for these and additional dope wheatpastes by @phoebenewyork on your next visit to the Big Apple.
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.
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.
Today’s edition of What’s Up on Charm City Streets covers the month of April, 2015.
On N Charles Street there are four wheatpastes by an unidentified artist: a machine gun toting Marilyn Monroe; a cash-counting young woman from the 1950s; a French maid in a provocative pose; and, Stormtrooper Mickey. All very eye-catching and amusing.