Brooklyn’s street art tends to be more bootstrap, guerrilla, and pick up, more stickers and graffiti, while in LA, there is more of the large format, paid artist mural. Sure, it has there are the guerrilla works, as there is in even small towns. Each has a bit of all, but the cities different vibes trickle down into the art: sunny and spacious leads to colorful murals, while the winter and density of buildings produce smaller works, more out of the basement or bedroom workshop style.
A simple sticker illustrating the Stairway to Heaven the Christian way, with a balance of Cash and Piety under an Ever Watchful Eye.
Crooklyn, NY the toughest burough around—7 Ace of Spades in a field of brambles.
Mural on the face of a pulldown gate in Park Slope Brooklyn: Sara’s Three Selves: Who Am I? Art. Hands, lips and eyes. A more typical sized mural in Brooklyn—using space only seen at night. #Streetart #mural #Brooklyn
Sidewalk stencil of a robot taking a selfie, with the words “SMILE FOR THE EGO” above her head. She’s about to snap the shot. Very L.A. Found in West Hollywood and other places. Found a lot of smaller stencils, repeated mostly in one home neighborhood. This is a particular favorite, holding up a mirror to the Instagram/selfie culture here. #Streetart #stencil #LosAngeles
This one I particularly liked as it was just off Abbott-Kenny, the main drag of Venice. I happened upon it trying to get a shot of a different graffito. The obvious 40-50’s underclothes and hairstyles, girdle and extended brassiere, trying to keep a single eye open, with a dash of color—a rose for a heart. #Streetart #Mural #VencieCa #losangeles
“Because good Girls don’t wear Cha-cha heels”
A multimedia sticker of Divine, with the caption: Born to be Sheep: We are Divine. Found appropriately in an alley with lots of junk around, and noisy murals. This piece felt very streets of Brooklyn. #streetart #sticker
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