Monday, December 27, 2010

A Walk Around the Neighborhood - Williamsburg

Walking around the Williamsburg neighborhood can be like stepping into an art gallery, especially if you follow the major players of street art. I love the way pre-existing elements of the street complement the work. (Top) Shepard Fairey has many paste-ups in the area since his send-ff show for Deitch Projects last May. Above, is an enormous bunny by ROA who created this piece over an earlier painting of a pig. If you look closely, you'll see that the animal is partially decomposing as the artist plays with the idea of sleep vs. death.

2 comments:

  1. I had looked at this photo on your etsy page before and never noticed the rotting bunny spine. I think I liked it better when I didn't notice it! Ha. But I love this mural and also the way you composed the photo.

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  2. This artist, ROA, is incredibly talented with his zoological murals and installation artwork. Seeing two opposing points of view from a biological vantage point is very much a part of his work. He does incredible "kinetic" or two-sided angular pieces that show the before and after (or inside and outside) almost like a dissection. Much better than being in any science class!

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