One of the best things about shopping in New York is turning a corner and finding something that will make you smile. Everyone in New York has an opinion. Some artists work on the sides of buildings and in doorways. Street Art, Wall Art, or call it what you will. Now that it is spring, the artists are back at work. Thank you to the artists who have enriched our shopping experience. You can find street art all over the city, but take a look in these hoods.
Soho artists pay tribute to inspirational figures, Warhol, Gandhi and Picasso.
Wouldn't you rather look at works like this instead of an advert?
Sometimes it's a bit snarky...White Girl Rose? Ok- but doesn't everyone drink rose? A point of view is a point of view in any case.
Every artist works in a different way, and medium. Paper paint and crocheted wool. All bring personality and their story to the city.
Had to the East Village, and the delicate visions of Bunny M meet the car that's a Model Cat. Talk about a customized car.
Hit Williamsburg, and you find even more.
One artist works in the same space. Her previous work was being started on the left, and a second more recent one is completed. The artwork on the right gives us something to dream about.
Prada and Dolce Gabbana have picked up on the street vibe. Prada commissioned 8 female illustrators to to images for the new spring line. The artists spoke in the windows of the Soho store, and Ms Prada used more images as prints on clothing and bags.
Dolce Gabbana opened a new Soho "experience" store and filled the first floor with their take on street wear. The new store has scores of fans.
Nice to see that life is imitating art... In any case, come take a look.
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