Stuck in NYC: Katsu, Baser & Phil

I wish I could be in Chicago later this month for DB Burkeman’s sticker art exhibit at the Maxwell Colette Gallery that RJ posted about yesterday.  But, at least, here in NYC, I do get to see new stickers surfacing daily. And lately there seems to be a proliferation of them in Manhattan. Here are a few:

Katsu with his signature character that has become an integral part of NYC's visual landscape
Baser with his masterful handstyle on spray-painted background
Phil with his impeccable writing

Photos by Dani Mozeson

SURE Lives

A prolific sticker bomber with an exceptional handstyle, SURE was already a legend in his short lifetime. Since his tragic death this past December, tributes to SURE continue to grace New York City’s landscape. The following two by Over Under and Baser are among over a dozen I spotted this afternoon in Chelsea.

Photo by Lois Stavsky
Photo by Lois Stavsky

NYC’s Baser: The “Incredible Style Animal”

While most of NYC’s first-rate stencils, wheatpastes and pieces have left Manhattan for Brooklyn and parts of Queens, my borough still boasts an incredible range of stickers.  Faust, Sure (RIP), Ader and Baser are among those whose handstyles delight me daily.  Yesterday while walking along Hudson Street in SoHo to 14th Street in the West Village, I came upon dozens of Baser stickers. He’s beginning to rule certain neighborhoods! Here is a recent sticker by NYC’s self-proclaimed “Incredible Style Animal.”

Photos by Lois Stavsky