MURALS AND ARTWORK AROUND NEW YORK CITY
WRITTEN BY KARAN TELI
One day left in New York City, running low on funds and having to be at JFK Airport by 8PM, I didn’t want to waste my last day in The Big Apple. So I needed to do something that was cheap, exciting and memorable.
The day before while I was in Brooklyn I stumbled upon a graffiti artwork of The Notorious B.I.G which was one of the highlights of my trip. So me and my brother went around the city on our final day, finding more graffiti artwork which turned out to be one of the best days of the trip. Anyone with a plan to visit New York City who is a fan of art, after you’ve finished visiting The MET museum, check out some of the places I am about to talk about. You won’t regret it.
The first place we visited was ‘The Bushwick Collective’ in Brooklyn:
The first thing we saw was this big-headed graffiti of Donald Trump. Interpret it any way which you would like.
Another tribute to the great Notorious B.I.G in Brooklyn.
These are just some of the artworks, slogans and character portraits that we saw at The Bushwick Collective. It is a number of roads covered in graffiti and artwork, right in the heart of Brooklyn.
Our next destination was The Welling Court Mural in Astoria:
Art is always open to interpretation. This artwork is showing white policeman looking over and protecting a Black Panther, showing the unity between the two races. If only this really was the case. #BLM
Our final destination was a trip to Little Italy:
Probably the best celebrity portrait I saw. Tribute to the late Audrey Hepburn outside a neighbourhood cafe named ‘Caffe Roma.’
Portrait of the late John Lennon. This, the Audrey Hepburn and Keith Haring portraits are within a minute walk of each other.
Unfortunately, there are people who made this come true.
New York is an amazing, creative and artistic place. Hopefully on my next visit to NYC I will see more artwork, particularly tributes to celebrities who I think are deserving of one in the city of New York, such as Jay-Z and ASAP Yams.