OtherArtbyJack: Newsstand Lower Manhattan (1990s)

The newspaper stand in today’s watercolor was in Lower Manhattan according to my notes. I don’t remember where. I took a photograph of it in the early 1990s, during one of my walks in the city. My notes about the locations of pictures I took were vague most of the time. But I was able to deduce where it […]

OtherArtbyJack: Behind Grand Central Station (1990s)

I came upon this scene behind Grand Central Station. It was in the vicinity of my favorite newsstand. There was construction ongoing at the time, which I cropped out of this sketch. I think the stenciled tiles or graffiti was on a temporary surface although I don’t fully recall. I do remember that the staircase […]

OtherArtbyJack: Carriage House Sans Graffiti NYC (1990s)

In the 1990s there were many vintage buildings in Manhattan. On East 25th in particular, there were several buildings with interesting arches and curved roofs, that had been previously used as stables. I understand that this area may have been known as the ‘carriage district’. The problem with street photography in the 1990s particularly when trying to […]

OtherArtbyJack: Corner Graffiti NYC (1990s)

As I recall, this artwork was inspired by a building on 26th Street and Lexington (NW corner). I like the totem pole assembly of street signs and the glass ‘eye’ window above the corrugated door. A 4×6 print, matted for a 5×7 frame, Corner Graffiti is available at my Etsy shop: OtherArtbyJack.

OtherArtByJack: Call Box and Dog Graffiti NYC (1990s)

I enjoyed walking down Crosby Street in Manhattan during my 20+ years living in that great city. Beginning at Houston Street (pronounced, ‘how-stun’) Crosby runs south. The area South of Houston is also known as SoHo.  One of the interesting shops that used to be there (as I recall) was a small storefront that sold nothing […]

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 […]

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