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: Newsstand at 14th Street and 1st Ave, NYC (1990s)

I lived on Avenue C, not too far from where I took the photo that this watercolor is based on. I loved the variety of newsstands in New York City and wandered about looking for interesting ones to capture on film. This watercolor print will soon be available on my OtherArtByJack store on Etsy. My […]

OtherArtByJack: Carriage House Graffiti (1990s)

This carriage house served as a parking garage when I lived down the street from in in NYC. Across the street was the back of the 23rd Street post office. I’m pretty sure it’s gone now, replaced by buildings of Baruch College. It was fun to imagine what it must have been like during the […]

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

There used to be fire alarm boxes all over the place in NYC. I saw this one, apparently hit by a car, slightly south of Houston – on Crosby to be exact. I liked the dog graffiti behind it. A print of this 6×4″ watercolor will soon be available on my Etsy shop, OtherArtByJack.

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