Curated by East Village resident Robert Galinsky, the 12C Outdoor Gallery — on Avenue C and East 12th Street — showcases an ever-changing array of murals representing a range of styles and themes. Recent additions include: JerkfaceDaphne ArthurMike Ceeza aka MCA and Zeso.

Jerkface at 12C Outdoor Gallery’s back-to-school block party


Daphne Arthur


Mike Ceeza aka MCA at 12C Outdoor Gallery’s back-to-school block party


Zeso, close-up


Zeso‘s complete mural with the message, Education is a Weapon of Mass Construction


 Photo credits: 1, 3 & 5 Lois Stavsky; 2 & 4 Tara Murray and 6 Dani Reyes Mozeson

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This is the thirteenth in a series of occasional posts featuring the diverse range of trucks and vans that strike our streets.

Jerkface, another view




Col Wallnuts


Bishop 203



cashrfc-graffiti-truck copy



 Photos: 1, 2, 6 & 7 Dani Reyes Mozeson; Fred Miteff aka Nic707 and 4 & 5 Lois Stavsky

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The Bushwick Collective is once again home to a range of first-rate local and global artists, as it readies for its fourth annual block party. Here are a few more images we’ve recently captured:

New Zealand-based Owen Dippie

Owen Dippie

Dublin-based Solus


UK’s The Toasters

"The Toasters"

Mexican native Werc and Peruvian native Gera Luz

"Werc and Gera Luz"

MCA with Skize


The legendary Ghost, RIS


The Block Party, sponsored by Kobra Paint takes place tomorrow, Saturday, at Saint Nicholas Avenue and Troutman Street right off the Jefferson stop on the L line.


And — in addition to the art — there will be much more!

Bushwick-Collective-4th Annual Block Party

For a wonderful introduction to the Bushwick Collective, check out this short video produced for the Tribeca Film Festival. The Bushwick Collective is also featured on the Google Cultural Institute.

Note: First photo features Jerkface.

Photos: 1-3 Lois Stavsky; 4 & 6 Tara Murray; 5 & 7 City-As-School intern Diana Davidova.


A range of comic characters — from Calvin and Hobbes to Snow White to Batman — have made their way onto NYC walls. Here are a few:

John Matos aka Crash in the South Bronx for the Tag Public Arts Project


Ozmo in Little Italy for the LISA Project

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Jerkface in Bushwick

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Mr OneTeas at the Bushwick Collective


 See One at the Bushwick Collective

See One


 Photos 1, 4 – 6 by Lois Stavsky; 2 by Tara Murray & 3 by Dani Reyes Mozeson


This is the sixth in a series of occasional posts featuring images of children that surface on NYC public spaces:

Jerkface in the East Village


Axel Void in East Harlem

"Axel Void"

Billy Mode and Chris Stain at the Bushwick Collective

"Billy Mode and Chris Stain"

Damien Mitchell at the Bushwick Collective

"Damien Mitchell"

Enzo and Nio in Williamsburg

Enzo and Nio in Williamsburg

Banksy on the Upper West Side


Jef Aerosol at the Bushwick Collective

"Jef Aerosol"

Razo and Dead Rat on the Lower East Side


Photo 1, 3 – 6 by Dani Reyes Mozeson; 2, 7 & 8 by Lois Stavsky

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This is the fifth in a series of occasional posts featuring images of children that surface on NYC public spaces:

"Jef Aerosol"

Jef Aerosol at the Bushwick Collective

"Jef Aerosol"

Jerkface in NoLita


LMNOPI in Bushwick


Kaffeine for the Welling Court Mural Project


Solus in Little Italy for the Lisa Project, close-up


Sexer in the Bronx for the TAG Public Arts Project


Photos 1, 3, 4 and 6 by Dani Reyes Mozeson; 2, 5 and 7 by Lois Stavsky


On our recent visit to Jersey City this past Friday, Gregory D. Edgell aka the Green Villain gave us a tour of some of Jersey City’s newest murals, including some wonderful ones that he curated. Here’s a sampling of those:

Li Hill

"Li Hill"













All photos by Lois Stavsky, except for Kem5, courtesy of Greg.

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These past few days have been busy at the Bushwick Collective. New walls have been surfacing daily and the Collective has launched its first indoor exhibit. Here’s a bit of what we captured yesterday and Thursday:

Vexta‘s mural — as seen yesterday — and Vexta at work here


Adam Fu at work yesterday

"Adam Fu"

Sexer‘s newly completed mural


Solus — in from Dublin — at work yesterday


 Vers at work yesterday


FKDL — in from Paris — checks out his progress 


FKDL inside the gallery


Jerkface begins

"Brian Jerkface"

Jerkface inside the gallery

"Brian Jerkface"

Also on view in the gallery — located at 426 Troutman Street — in the heart of the Bushwick Collective are works by: Blek le Rat, Solus, Rubin 415, Chris Stain, Dan Witz, Zimad, Joe Iurato, Sexer, Beau Stanton and Atom.   And at tomorrow’s block party you can see and celebrate it all with live street art, bands, food trucks, a beer tent and giveaways.

Photos of Vexta, Adam Fu, Solus and Vers by Lois Stavsky; of  FKDL, Sexer and Jerkface by Dani Reyes Mozeson; gallery images of  FKDL and Jerkface by Houda Lazrak

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This is the fourth in an occasional series featuring images of New York City’s doors that sport everything from tags and stickers to sophisticated images.

Ewok in Williamsburg, Brooklyn


Mor in Downtown Manhattan


Long-running David Shillinglaw in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

"David Shillinglaw"

Stikki Peaches in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

"stikki peaches"

Jordan Betten in Chelsea

"Jordan Betten"

Alice Mizrachi aka AM in abandoned East Village building

"Alice Mizrachi"

Jerkface in Little Italy


LMNOP in Bushwick, Brooklyn


Ludo in Little Italy


Photos of  Mor, Jordan Betten, Alice Mizrachi, Jerkface and Ludo by Dani Reyes Mozeson; of Stikki Peaches by Emily Robertson; of Ewok, David Shillinglaw and LMNOP by Lois Stavsky


Fueled by their love of art and their passion to promote the art they love, Brian Jerkface and Iman Johnson are busy curating some of NYC’s coolest art events. On a recent visit to their current art show at NoBar at 608 Nostrand Ave. in Brooklyn, we had the opportunity learn a bit about the two talented young men and their upcoming projects.


How did this all begin?

Brian: We both love street art and we wanted to share our love with others in alternative settings. It’s great fun, and it’s also a way to help artists, particularly those who work in public spaces, make a living.  Only by selling their art can they continue to pursue their passion.

Do you have a formal art education?

Iman: I attended Cooper Union. My degree is in architecture.

Brian: I studied painting and graphic design at the School of Visual Arts.

Have you any favorite artists?

Iman: My all-time favorite artist is the British painter Francis Bacon.  I also love Lebbeus Woods, a conceptual architect, who was one of my teachers at Cooper Union.  And I love what See One is doing on the streets.

Brian: I love the Cubist style of the Spanish painter Juan Gris. He’s a definite influence on my work. Among those artists who work on the streets, I have many favorites. Among them are: NoseGo, Phetus and Bishop.


What attracted you to street art and graffiti?

Brian:  I grew up listening to hip-hop, and I fell in love with graffiti. When I was about 16, I picked up a spray-can.  I was also into skateboarding.

Iman: Yes, it was the entire culture that drew us in.

What do you see as the future of street art?

Brian:  As it continues to make its mark in both sanctioned and unsanctioned spaces, I see it as getting better and better all the time.

Iman:  Yes, it seems to be in an ideal place right now. While becoming more acceptable, it’s still on the edge and is almost certain to remain so. Most of it will continue to push against authority.

Your current art exhibit here at NoBar is wonderful.  What is the appeal of this particular setting?

Brian:  It’s a wonderful spot, and the neighborhood is easily accessible.  We love the mix of people it attracts, and it is street art-friendly. It allows us to feature live painting at our openings – something we both love.

What’s ahead?  Any other exhibits coming up at NoBar?

Brian:  Yes. Cosbe will be painting live here for our next exhibit on Friday, March 29.  And Deps is among the artists we are featuring in our show opening April 26.


That sounds great! What about other venues? Anything else coming up elsewhere?

Brian:  We are in the process of curating a skate deck exhibit featuring dozens of artists – including Bishop,  Phetus and Col Wallnuts – that will open on April 20th at the Loom Gallery on Flushing Avenue in Bushwick.

Iman:  And we have a number of events coming up in Studio J, our Long Island City space – including a group show, a solo show by Phetus and a kids’ class in street art.

Wow! So much happening! How do you get the word out?

Brian: We get the news of our events out on Instagram and Facebook. We also hand out flyers.

Good luck! We are looking forward to your next event!

Photo of Phetus close-up by Lois Stavsky; Jerkface images courtesy of  POPUP X NYC

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