1386. Mulberry Street, New York

Oooh, I love New York, and so it seems does Invader. Deep in the heart of Little Italy in SoHo this magnificent pixelated mosaic by the great French artist resides above a clam restaurant. The piece was given a helping hand by the LISA (Little Italy Street Art) project.

Invader, Mulberry Street, New York, October 2017
Invader, Mulberry Street, New York, October 2017

I have only ever seen a handful of Invader pieces in the flesh, and this one is quite the largest. A magnificent present for those who like to keep their eyes open.

Invader, Mulberry Street, New York, October 2017
Invader, Mulberry Street, New York, October 2017

1108. SoHo, New York (1)

Another wonderful surprise waiting for me in SoHo was this beautiful collaboration between Stik and LA, which was part of the L.I.S.A project (Little Italy Street Art), sprayed in 2016.

Stik, SoHo, New York, October 2017
Stik, SoHo, New York, October 2017

The vibrancy of this piece works brilliantly, with all the brightly coloured swirls from LA contrasting with the elegant simplicity of the Stik figures serenely holding hands. A perfect match. I know little about LA, but I believe he is a local artist and he certainly seems to like his squiggles. Stik is of course simply one of the best there is.