It’s prime street-art season, what with Bushwick Collective’s Block Party coming up. Tomorrow, Saturday, from 11am to 7pm, dozens of street artists will once again descend on the area around Troutman Street and St. Nicholas Avenue and spray away. The lineup of live music is truly insane this year, even after Busta Rhymes canceled. Still in the mix are Foxy Brown, Cam’ron, and Juelz Santana, among others.
Meanwhile in Manhattan, even without all the fanfare of food trucks and a beer garden, graff heads have been flocking to the area around East Houston and Bowery as three murals have gone up. The star of the show, of course, is the latest mural on the Houston/Bowery wall. This one is by David Choe, the gonzo artist whose work graces nearby Momofuku Ko, among other places. We got the above shot of Choe surveying his signature bucktoothed whales on Tuesday evening. Naturally, legendary photographer Martha Cooper was also on the scene.
Check out the Houston Bowery wall feed on Instagram for some more recent shots, like this one:
Over on Mott, near Houston, Queens native Jerkface threw up another one of his Simpsons-inspired pieces, just in time for National Donut Day. Mmm, donuts.
Across the street, at Mulberry and Houston, the Rag & Bone wall is now the domain of Miami artist Typoe. He wrote on Instagram that his inspiration came from NYC’s flower district: “I used to love walking through that area, it is such a calming and beautiful place to pass through. Sort of a similar concept to the Japanese forest bathing or shinrin-yoku (森林浴).” It has only been a couple of days, but his piece has already gone to the dogs.