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.
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.
A lover of street art, outsider art and folk art – and especially anything fashioned from found objects – I look forward to every new Rae piece to surface on the streets. I especially got a bang out of his two recent ones reflecting Rae’s great wit, as well as his skills.
Photos by Lenny Collado and courtesy of the artist
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:
A huge fan of “outsider art,” I love RAE’s images and don’t get to see enough of them. These past few days, I’ve discovered them in Chelsea and on the Lower East Side. It’s great to see some of my favorite art on Manhattan streets! Here are a few images: