With so many buildings throughout New York, it’s impossible to identify them all. With that said check out the attempt of James Gulliver Hancock, who is currently on a mission to draw all the buildings in New York City.
Hancock is an Australian illustrator who found the architecture in New York to be very intriguing when he first moved to the city, that he thought he’d attempt to draw them all and document them on his blog here.
Thanks to HOT 97′s Peter Rosenberg, The New York Renaissance mix tape series is back. The 17-track compilation includes some of New York City’s A$AP Rocky, Joey BadA$$, Action Bronson and more. Tracklist and download below.
The monuments and the museums, the pulsing crowds on Fifth Avenue, opera at the Met and stickball in Spanish Harlem, sardines on the subway and the urban adventures of Central Park. Over the years LIFE’s photographers have explored every corner of New York, the city the magazine always called its home.
From the countless images of the Big Apple stored away in its unparalleled archives, we hand pick a selected few of our favorite black-and-white photos that show off the the spirit, the architecture and the culture.
The work of this Swiss artist Sylvie Fleury was very popular during the so-called commodity-fetishism moment of the mid-1980s, with very slickly produced objects and installations that both celebrated and critiqued luxury consumption taking a feminist perspective on the allure of fashion and shopping. “It Might As Well Rain Until September” is her first solo show in New York in more than ten years, and will present a survey of the artist’s work made over the past two decades, alongside new site-specific pieces. Including some of them swank satires on the efforts of such big-name male artists as Daniel Buren, Carl Andre and Damien Hirst.
The show is Fleury’s first major solo show in New York in over ten years,
Make sure you check it out over at the Salon 94 gallery
243 Bowery, (at Stanton St), NY, 10002
Check out the work of artist Jay Shells who has channeled his love of hip hop music and his uncanny sign-making skills towards a brand new project titled “Rap Quotes.” For this ongoing project, Shells created official-looking street signs quoting famous rap lyrics that shout out specific street corners and locations. He then installed them at those specific street corners and locations around New York City.
Shells went all over the city and posted over 30 signs quoting the likes of Jeru tha Damaja, Mos Def, Nas, Kanye West, CL Smooth, GZA, and RA the Rugged Man.
The MTA Arts for Transit program has been commissioning public art for more than 25 years, recruiting big names such as Roy Lichtenstein, Nancy Spero as well as emerging artists. Currently, there are artworks in more than 225 subway stations around the city, with another 70 pieces in progress. Here are a few of our favorites to look out for when out and about the city.
New York’s golden rap child A$AP Rocky recently took off to the Dominican Republic to wild out in broad day light for the latest cut off his album LONG.LIVE.A$AP. Check it out below.
Jamel Shabazz has been documenting the ‘Urban Life’ for over 30 years. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY he picked up his first camera at the age of 15 and proceeded to record the world around him. Check out some of his flicks below.