Taking Back The Streets Show – NYC

 

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I was so stoked to be part of Taking Back the Streets in NYC. The people helping to put together the show were fantastic and a pleasure to work with. I had a full day installing my walls and was thrilled when I saw the turnout of over 2,500 people.

New York City is one of those places where four days seems a lot more like eight hours. The whole experience was over in a blink. I’m really glad to have met the people I did and be a part of the show. A big thanks needs to be thrown out to Rose from Wat-aah and her whole entourage of wonderful people. Thank you all so much for bringing me down to NYC and I hope to be back.

Here’s some of my favorite photos from the night:

 

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Work of Heart became the ‘Drink Up’ mural.

 

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My canvas Hirst Quencher and Tightrope hanging out beside Cope2’s massive mural.

 

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A close up of Hirst Quencher and Tightrope.

 

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A packed house and Nobody Likes Me getting a little attention from show-goers.

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You’re Such A Poser.

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The first time I ever came to NYC I saw this exact print pasted up in Brooklyn. Swoon has been one of my favorite artists and the detail and subject matter of her work is always astounding.

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A better glimpse of Cope2’s mural. The man is good at what he does. Ripping back and forth on his scissor lift, polished this 20′ x 20′ mural in around four hours.

 

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Pleased to see a Jerkface piece that made it back into the show from last year.

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Loving the Stinkfish prints in the center and Icy & Sot’s canvas on the right.

 

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Glad to have at least one sculpture added into the mix. It really made the space more dynamic.

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Street Art legend Kenny Scharf made a return to the show.

 

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A mural from URNewYork. Really nice guys and a pleasure to work with them. P.S. thanks for the tips on transparent black.

 

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The collab between Joe Uriato and Rubin01 was one of my favorites.

 

 

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Last but not least is the work of Jef Aerosol. Jef’s stencil work was part of my introduction into stencils and street art.

His work is as interesting as the man himself. A true pleasure meeting him and hopefully not the last.

 

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