Photo by myself somewhere in the East Village.
A truck was completely covered in graffiti in beautiful colors. You can barely make out that it belongs to a company on Delancey Street.
Is this art? hm....I wouldn't park the truck in the Guggenheim, but it's certainly better than a grimy white truck and it brightens my day. What do you think?
Speaking of graffiti, this week readers of the City Room Blog of the Times wrote in questions to a graffiti artist named Lee Quiñones. Quiñones began painting NYC subway cars in the 70s. This was before subways were made to resist spray paint.
Quiñones' work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art and the Museum of the City of New York. He does most of his work on canvas now. You can see his entire range of work on his blog.
Amazing to think that art in the most banal places is accepted by such museums, and that the artists are now interviewed by the Times. Note, not everyone accepts graffiti as 'art'. Many of the readers' questions are about defacing property.
To read more about the questions and answers to Lee Quiñones, click here.
The Truth in Advertising, in the East Village, Ninja Assasins, in the East Village and Abandoned Lot, East Village.