Feel Good Your Visit Just Helped To Donate The Ad $$$ To Cure Melanoma Cancer Tell Your Friends :)
Ephman is a lover of art. What idiot isn't? However, street art is the most fun. On so many levels. It's temporary, so you better look now. Other artists can improve the original piece, or destroy it (sometimes that's better). There's this realness to it. Like it was put up just there to help out the environment. And the best part are for the most end, these artists don't really care about fame.
Except for like maybe Banksy. See Ephman has a problem with that joker. He wants to stay anonymous, but he's willing to talk to any schmoe with a camera. Whatever Banksy, you were once cool. But you've got some real competition.... and they kick your rat ass.
So here's a nice introduction if you don't already know of Mr. Brainwash, or ALEC, and the rest of the motely crew of NYC's street art scene.
But the bestest out of the bestest part of this medium is that you can become a part of it. Actually you are part of it, by just walking past, looking at it, or peeing on the peices. Because come on, for the most part they're put in pretty grungy parts of town.
So below in good ol' street art fashion, Ephman is going to add to these pieces here on his blog. Enjoy.
OH please email or contact us here if you come across other great peices here in Manhattan (we'll also take stuff from Brooklyn too, if it's not too Park Slope'ish).
Something tells Ephman that Dali and Warhol would have loved this peice.
The heart just ties it all in. Espcially since with the clown and the paint roller.
The Marilyn Monroe Spock is a classic. Ephman's blogged about that before. This one's just a giant version. And Casssius Clay on the left there... nice.
Great example of somebody with only a magic marker adding to the peice. Probably the same person that writes over some of the pieces it the city with "this is not art".
Again, another Warhol inspired piece. Brilliant having Cambell's soup coming out of a spray paint can hitting the Memorex dude chillin' in the seat.
Doesn't this remind you of The Supremes... it does for Ephman. Not seen many works from this artist. Let's hope Ephman finds more. Cause spary paint as a medium rules...
Where to even begin? But the flowers coming out of his erection makes this masked marvel look like he must be having fun under there.
This piece is like a loser version of Woverine. Kept it in this collection becuase of its size, and for curiosity sake. What is it?
Looks like Jack Nicholson has just come out of a club, and got snapped by TMZ. See Jack is a pretty popular figure in street art. Probably cause of his facial expression. And we all know it's all about expression.
Just cause this weird metal piece had all this stuff stuck to it, is why it's in the collection.
In a time where America is still at war, where it's abroad, or in this country, this piece sort of says it all. There's like this throw back to the 60's in there and the optimism of the future.
OOOO that'll be hard to get out of the brick. Spary paint and that porous brick don't mix. Maybe the Monopoly Man is foreclosing on the building???
OK so something got ripped off the wall... and something just popped up to fill in the space. One of the things Ephman loves about this medium.
The Bride of Frankenstein is such a great topic here. And the those blue words on top, makes it all come together. Becuase if did see that bride coming down the street, those words would be true.
Life is beautiful... enough said!
This is a loser peice. It's NYC, and the dude is wearing an LA Dodgers cap. Ok fine the Dodgers were from here, but that was like a century ago. So yeah, you should be ashamed.