WRITING ON THE WALL.
I consider New York graffiti and wall art in general a form of unique and beautiful art and those of you who follow me on Instagram are familiar with my obsession. And even though it is still generally considered a crime to put your art on other people’s property without permission, wall art is becoming a signature staple of this city’s facade and more and more artists are getting commissioned to paint commercial murals. The thing is, it’s not always very clear what is an advertisement and what is just someone’s message. And some of those messages are very strong and make you stop and think. Take time to read some of them below.
For the past few weeks I have been documenting graffiti around NYC and capturing some of the most intriguing wall art on my iPhone and today I want to share it with you. It’s amazing how easy it is to take good photos with a phone these days!
And if you are interested in graffiti, you should check out my old post from last year, where I took on you a guided tour around Bushwick. Some of you actually went to visit that part of Brooklyn on your visits to NY and emailed me later to thank me for that report. That, I have to admit, always makes me a very happy girl.
So here are some works from downtown Manhattan, Williamsburg and Bushwick.
So, what do you think, is it art or vandalism?