Opposite a playground on Vernon Boulevard, Charm City Streets continues its photo tour of the 2017 Welling Court Mural Project.
As we come around the bend, we spy an intriguing brain-teasing mural by San Francisco artist Daryll Peirce on the 99¢ Price Store. Next to that Sean9Lugo and avisualbliss join artistic forces to fashion the entertaining Wutang Is For Children mural. Beware of danger lurking just around the corner. There you find Ghostbeard and Patch Whiskey toiling away on their latest monstrous creation. And, two sketchy-looking characters bookend the graff piece by London-based Noir and Trans1.
Three blocks to the east near the corner of Astoria Boulevard and 12th Street the incomparable Shiro and Yesone strut their graffiti prowess. Next you confront I am (h)armless, a brilliant piece by Panicrodriguez but a sad commentary on our times. Around the corner is Welcome Ayla, an abstract collaboration by Caleb Neelon and Imagine876. In the colorful undersea adventure by Kidlew, his character Lumpybumpkin comes across SpongeBob SquarePants … unfortunately for SpongeBob. Note that no cartoon characters were harmed in the production of this mural.
On 28th Avenue we catch See One working on his incredible mural of Bart Simpson shattering through the wall on his skateboard. Look closer, and it appears Bart is a morph of his dad Homer and Max, the boy featured in Maurice Sendak’s book Where the Wild Things Are. If that were not amazing enough, Karin Hart Talbott adds a plot twist. Col Wallnuts and Hellbent bookend See One’s mural.
Across 14th Street we find fresh new artwork by four dope artists. Aquarella portrayed Devana, Slavic goddess of the hunt. Then momentarily, Charm City Street thought it spied Harvey. Rather than seeing a six-foot tall Pooka, the sight encompassed the ginormous jackalope Johnny Bluze was busy painting. Keeping it in the long-eared mammal family, JC featured his hip hop, pop art rabbit Thumper in his 2017 Welling Court mural. For his very first wall mural Wizard Skull showcased a distraught Homer Simpson . [Charm City Streets had to leave Astoria before JC and Wizard Skull completed their murals]. Cool burners by Mastro and Sekfink are on the building’s corner.
Heading back along 12th Street, you see several artists used the mesh screening on the chain link fence as their canvas: Ralph Serrano and mou16; Belowkey; and, rarigrafix.
On Welling Court the dandelions by Jenna Morello spark nostalgic recollections of childhood days. A lioness by Dgaleart wears a feathered headdress. High-test wheatpastes by Kimyon Huggins and Rene Gagnon feature the Divine Mother and the Statue of Liberty (from his Jagged Tears series). Bisco Smith fashioned a new piece. And, the roller door collaboration by Elxupetrenegre and Lorenzo Masnah feature the signature Black Pacifier and a mustachioed man in a red hat.
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