RAE paints Chicago

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RAE was in my hometown of Chicago a couple of weeks ago showing them how it’s done. RAE was in town thanks to Pawn Works, who had this to say about the visit:

We were very excited to be able to host Rae in Chicago to kick off an on-going mural project in the Historic Pilsen neighborhood on the Southside of Chicago of which we’ve been asked to participate in. We are working with the Alderman’s Office, The Mexican Museum of Art, The Chicago Urban Art Society and other partners to beautify a stretch of wall in the Pilsen neighborhood. With an array of amazing artists planned to come out to participate on our end we look forward to keeping everyone caught up.

Photos by Brooklynite Gallery

New in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn: RAE, Gaia and Lelo

We don’t visit Bedford-Stuyvesant as often as we should, as its walls are among the most interesting – and least documented – around town.  But we did get over there earlier this week, where we discovered new work by RAE and Gaia and found a huge mural — overlooking a community garden — by Lelo, a street artist from Rio de Janeiro.

Close-up of huge mural by RAE
We love the way RAE has integrated the tree into his most recent public piece
Huge Gaia paste-up
Gaia goes green
Lelo close-up

Photos by Tara Murray & Lois Stavsky

From Alphabet City: Veng, Dain, Rae and more

I rarely walk along the blocks on and off Avenues A,B,C, and D between Houston and 14th Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side/East Village aka Alphabet City. But I did earlier today, and discovered works by some of my favorite artists, along with some alluring legal walls. Here’s a sampling:

By Veng
By Dain
Rae Installation (photo taken at night; I will revisit in daylight)
By Jonathan Matas
by Gary Fernandez

Photos by Lois Stavsky