Graffiti artist Crash completed his new piece over at The Bowery Mural, located in Manhattan. The Bronx graffiti artist spent last week inking the Pop-eye inspired piece on the Houston Street Wall. Which prior was home to Martha Cooper’s birthday tribute, which PONY USA previously covered, check that out here.
New York City is a beautiful place to be in, with that said, it’s even more special when it is captured in art. Check out these wonderful pictures of various parts of the city captured in paintings. Try and guess what painting are where.
Check out the official music video from Harlem’s Azealia Banks titled, “Yung Rapunxel”. The song will no doubt be featured on the Harlemite’s highly anticipated Broke With Expensive Taste debut, stay tuned for more on the LP.
Currently on show at one of New Yorks best museums, the MoMA is a collection of work by the Pop Art sculptor, Claes Oldenburg. For those not familiar Oldenburg is best known for his public art installations typically featuring very large replicas of everyday objects. Other themes in his work are soft sculpture versions of everyday objects. Many of his works were made in collaboration with his late wife, Coosje van Bruggen.
Claes Oldenburg’s audacious, witty, and profound depictions of everyday objects have earned him a reputation as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. This exhibition examines the beginnings of Oldenburg’s extraordinary career with an in-depth look at his first two major bodies of work: The Street (1960) and The Store (1961–64). During this intensely productive period Oldenburg redefined the relationship between painting and sculpture and between subject and form. The Street comprises objects made from cardboard, burlap, and newspaper that together create an immersive panorama of a gritty and bustling city. The Store features brightly painted sculptures and sculptural reliefs shaped to evoke commercial products and comestibles. In The Store, cigarettes, lingerie, and hamburgers all become viable subjects for art.
Make sure you check out the exhibition before it closes in August details here.
Over the past few years, LP sales have continued to make a huge comeback to the delight of audiophiles the world over, but there’s at least one genre of music where vinyl records never stopped getting pressed: Dancehall. Vinyl still plays a crucial role in the dissemination of Jamaica’s leading cultural export and in New York City, there are several premium stores catering to reggae lovers with their wide selection of 7 and 12 inch records. Here’s a few spots chosen by the good people over at Animal NYC.
3976 White Plains Road, The Bronx
MILLENNIUM CD & RECORDS
4045 White Plains Road, Bronx
DEADLY DRAGON SOUND SYSTEM
102 Forsyth Street, Manhattan
132 West Houston Street, Manhattan
ROCK & SOUL
462 7th Avenue, Manhattan
170-21 Jamaica Avenue, Queens
180-23 Linden Blvd, Queens
TIGER’S REGGAE HUT
1092 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn
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.