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: 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 […]