Intolerants Weekend Redux: NYC Street Art + Graffiti Part II

Intolerants Weekend Redux: NYC Street Art + Graffiti Part II

As we move into the weekend, what could be better than a photo-heavy post featuring snapshots of graffiti and street art from across the five boroughs? Pieces both large and small that toe the line between what some call art and what others label as “random and unflattering scribblings on a wall.”

Shepard Fairey's fantastic mural in DUMBO. Brooklyn, NYC.

Shepard Fairey’s fantastic mural in DUMBO. Brooklyn, NYC.

Damn straight.

Damn straight.

Regardless of the size or the form they may come in (murals, stickers, paste-ups, tiles, etc.) I think the majority of graffiti falls into the realm of art (tags are an exception that I’m willing to debate about) as I have yet to come across a piece of street art that hasn’t left a building or underpass, lamppost or sidewalk just a little bit more beautiful.

Besides, I find most graffiti achieves the function of what “normal art” does, which is: whether you like it or not, it gets you thinking.

At least for a moment.