OtherArtbyJack: Star Graffiti NYC (1990s)

In my wanderings around Manhattan in the 1990s I repeatedly came across a peculiar symbol, a five-pointed star. In today’s example this star was emblazoned on a warehouse door. It is the only non-text symbol present. The other adornments took the form of writing in white. My version of the door consisted of a series […]

OtherArtByJack: Blue Car Graffiti NYC (1991)

I must have been focused on graffiti during my walk to Adorama back in 1991, or graffiti was so ubiquitous then, one couldn’t avoid it. A few frames later on my roll of film, I found a photograph of a bit of graffiti on a store window. I think the attraction for me was the […]

OtherArtByJack: The Welder Graffiti NYC (1989)

The Welder is a work of graffiti that directly references the artist. The ‘Moon Man’ has a palette in one hand three paint brushes in the other. Is this a self portrait? The space between the brick columns looks like it could be a stretched canvas. It appears that there was some graffiti scribbles before […]

OtherArtByJack: Ess-a-Bagel NYC (1990s)

There were many places to get good bagels in New York City. Where my wife and I lived, it wasn’t a long walk to Ess-a-Bagel. In Yiddish, ‘essen’ means ‘eat’. Therefore ‘Ess a bagel’ means ‘Eat a bagel’. What could be simpler? The bagels were enormous there. So enormous in fact, that a diet expert […]

OtherArtByJack: Graffitied Roll-Top Door NYC (1990s)

This is a companion piece to the Graffiti and Arch print. It is another door in the same carriage-house building behind the 23rd Street Post Office in New York City. I remember that, at that time (in the early 1990s) the building was still in use as a parking garage.  The 4×6″ is matted to […]

OtherArtbyJack: Graffitied Door and Arch NYC (1990s)

I was fascinated to find this out-dated, arched structure in 1990s New York City (around 24th Street behind the 23rd Street Post Office).. This building was replaced by a Baruch College campus. This is my rendition of the side arch along with the requisite graffiti (matted print (archival paper and inks) now available on OtherArtbyJack: The […]

OtherArtByJack: Trompe L’oeil Mural Graffiti, NYC 1990s

This is a rendering of a trompe l’oeil mural that is based on a photograph I took in Midtown Manhattan in 1989. I was wandering around, enjoying the sights at the Memorial Day block party. I wasn’t thinking in terms of graffiti when I took the picture, but it fits with my graffiti series of watercolors. This […]

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