Banksy Takes New York – 31 Days of Making Magic in the Big Apple

banksyJust over three years ago, the notorious and critically acclaimed street artist, Banksy, took to the streets of New York City, leaving his indelible mark on the Big Apple forever. For 31 days, starting October 1, 2013, the elusive artist made New York his canvas, posting one unique piece per day in a nondescript, unannounced location, causing one of the biggest commotions the city had ever seen.

For an entire month, the artist used social media as a medium for a scavenger hunt to help his “fans” determine the clandestine location of his next masterpiece. The “Banksy Hunters” as they came to be known, equal parts fans and haters, tuned in to decipher clues and make their way to the next location before the work had vanished or had been vandalized (often the case).  Continue reading “Banksy Takes New York – 31 Days of Making Magic in the Big Apple”

Banksy Meets Basquiat – A Look Into the World of Artist Bradley Theodore

IMG_1410Born in Turks and Caicos, now a New York City resident, Bradley Theodore is not yet completely a household name like some of his more famous counterparts. But, with more than 45,000 followers on Instagram, and thousands more off social media, he is quickly rising through the ranks, gaining notability and recognition right here in the Big Apple and even around the world.

Aside from his undeniably cool hair and warm personality, Bradley is most recognized for his colorful skeleton depictions on canvas in gold frames, on the walls of funky New York City establishments and of course on the facades of buildings around the city, and of course, the globe. Continue reading “Banksy Meets Basquiat – A Look Into the World of Artist Bradley Theodore”

The Big Guy on Bowery – Tao Group’s new ‘Vandal’ Opens with Major Street Cred

frontFrom uptown to downtown and everywhere in between, the Tao Group has been gracing the New York restaurant scene with glamorous go-to’s for years. Whether it’s the swanky Asian ambiance at Tao Downtown, luxurious lounging at Lavo in Midtown, or a part pawn shop, part speakeasy restaurant on the Lower East Side, Beauty & Essex, Tao Group’s magic touch seems to turn everything to gold – and a definite happening hot spot.

And just when you think they’re done dousing you with fabulousness, Chef Chris Santos (Stanton Social) and the Tao boys combined forces to set up yet another Gotham gem with some serious street cred, Vandal. Continue reading “The Big Guy on Bowery – Tao Group’s new ‘Vandal’ Opens with Major Street Cred”

Color Your World – Finding Inspiration in Your Daily Life

riz2 - CopyToday was one of the most stressful, physically grueling days. From all the way uptown, to downtown, and even getting lost and taking the train in the wrong direction, it was horrible. Until, toward the very end, I saw this guy — Riz Robinson– A New York born and raised street artist who transformed his once frowned upon talent (graffiti some call it) into greatness. He’s now part of the Harlem Arts Collective, beautifying the city with murals, painting on unorthodox canvasses (old doors in particular), displaying his art from street corners, to local bars, to the finest of galleries on Park Avenue. Continue reading “Color Your World – Finding Inspiration in Your Daily Life”