Muralists from all over the world celebrated a new season of street art this month, re-painting nearly ever wall in the neighborhood. The colorful concrete jungle has murals ranging from tributes to cartoons and wild animals, next to portraits and pops of graffiti, and it's a glorious collaboration.
Enjoy -- New Edition at the Bushwick Collective!
|If this isn't the definition of a concrete jungle, I don't know what is|
Art by @werc
|Homer Square Pants|
|Life's a Beach|
|Jay-Z // Basquiat|
By Danielle Mastrion
|Another Brooklyn beauty|
|Not a "new" piece, but graffiti painted over & touched up|
Even as you turn off of St. Nicholas, the surrounding neighborhood has more mural space and tons of creatively designed art walls. Immediately below are a few sweet homages to more traditional style graffiti, whose bright colors and intricate details are far more epic than these pictures can really show.
While I loved the art previously on this wall, it had turned into a melting pot of graffiti, peeling wheat paste, and fading spray paint. In other words, the wall needed a facelift. The RIS Crew Such, Ghost & Giz killed this wall with Kobra spray paint, and I could go back to Bushwick tomorrow to do a whole post on close-ups of this wall. I just love it.
The New Edition art continues! Summer 2015 is off to a great start in Bushwick.
Not to embarrass Lola or anything, but her wall is nothing compared to Buff Monster's, located just around the corner. At least she can still have adult goals to reach towards! I usually save the best (or my favorites, the subjective "best") for last, so to keep with tradition, here are two of my two favorites from the block party.
Dasic has become such an integral part of the Bushwick collective through his unique murals, and this one is no exception. Wait. Is it a portrait of me, sweating to death in Bushwick? (the answer is no. I'm not yet cool enough to be painted by Dasic!)
To sum it all up: I love you, The Bushwick Collective! This community of street art continues to grow and blossom, and I love being a part of it. The new edition at the Collective is the best yet, and I can't wait to see how the neighborhood evolves even more this summer.
Until next time!
Outfit pictured: Crop top by Forever 21. Necklace by Jessica Simpson. Skirt from Nordstrom Rack. Shoes by Modern Rebel from MyHabit.com. Sunglasses from 80sPurple.com.