Stem, First Street Garden, New York, October 2017

1109. First Street Garden, New York (1)

Each morning when visiting NYC, I took a stroll for about an hour before the rest of the family got up, and went on the hunt to find some graffiti/street art. I didn’t think for one minute I would find so much. This piece was one of several in a little alleyway off East First Street.

Stem, First Street Garden, New York, October 2017
Stem, First Street Garden, New York, October 2017

This piece is by an old school New York graffiti artist called Stem. It is just possible to make out his name from the wildstyle writing. This is a really lovely piece that oozes a New York style one is so accustomed to seeing in books, documentaries etc.

Stem, First Street Garden, New York, October 2017
Stem, First Street Garden, New York, October 2017

There was a nice man who chatted with me about this piece and some of the others in this little lane. He seemed to know a lot about them. He also suggested I visit the ‘wall of fame’ in Harlem, which I did with limited success.

 

 

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

5 thoughts on “1109. First Street Garden, New York (1)”

  1. I have a photo of this one and hadn’t figured out the artist yet, so thank you! I think I’ve tried to see the same Wall of Fame, where the fence is always locked. Some really great stuff, but can’t really see it or photograph it. The Harlem Mural is on the other side of the wall. Is that the one you are talking about?

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